In late September, we held our General Assembly and project meeting in Liège where one of the BRICKER demo sites is located. Momentum is gathering as the project reaches its half-way point. The groundwork undertaken during the first stages of BRICKER is now being consolidated and put to use as some of the interventions begin. Other works are still in the preparation stages, as procurement continues and shipping of components is being organised.
In addition to the retrofitting proper, our focus is more than ever on outreach. Our thoughts are turned to how we can touch not just the traditional stakeholders, but also the wider community. We will also be stepping up the news about the works on our website and making our presence felt at major building events alongside our fellow projects A2PBEER and RESSEEPE. All this momentum is building up at a time when the COP21 is set to take place in Paris before the end of the year. Let us not forget that projects like ours are the building blocks of a greater common goal of sustainability, and that replication is our key goal. COP21 will undoubtedly give further impetus and credibility to our work, but we have to strive to get our message (and methodology) across efficiently on our own too.
It is therefore with great expectations that we look forward to getting all the interventions underway to produce an actionable BRICKER system to replicate.
Juan Ramón de las Cuevas