Green Heat: towards collaborative local decarbonization

GREEN HEAT - towards collaborative local decarbonization

Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences, Project Promoter=Coordinator (IMP PAN, PL), Kozminski University (ALK, PL), Norsk institutt for luftforskning/Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU, NO), Universitetet i Bergen/University of Bergen (UiB, NO), The Maria Grzegorzewska University (APS, PL), CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE, PL), KEZO Foundation at the Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences (KEZO Foundation, PL)
Overall budget
€ 1 319 998
Project duration
01.02.2021 - 31.01.2024
Funded by
EEA Grants operated by National Centre for Research and Development


The ”GREEN HEAT – towards collaborative local decarbonization” project (acronym GREENHEAT) benefits from a € 1 319 998 mln grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants. The aim of the project is to contribute to elimination of fossil fuelled boilers in Poland and presenting the feasible scenarios to decarbonise energy systems in Polish households. 

Building on an expert knowledge, the project targets a very specific, real life challenge of extremely bad air quality in residential areas in Poland.

Two specific objectives are:  1) to conduct the selected Pilot Case, in a chosen community in the city of Legionowo, and develop tailored business model with specific technology recommendations and an indication of potential investors and sources of financing to support the elimination of fossil fuelled boilers; 2) to develop the methodology for further future implementation based on procedure during Pilot Bussines Case analysis;

Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.

The project approaches the problem in an interdisciplinary way, as change of energy system is conceptualised as a potential vehicle for a social change towards sustainability transitions and development of new business models in energy sector. Engaging the local community and key stakeholders will hopefully result in an increase of civic awareness of sustainability challenges. The project is looking at the problem from different perspectives: those are social, technical and economical.


  • Sebastian Bykuć (Principal Investigator) sbykuc (at)                   
  • Ewa Domke (Communication Manager) edomke (at)     

EEA Grants The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norwaytowards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. 

The priorities for this period are: 1.    Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness 2.    Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction 3.    Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy 4.    Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights 5.    Justice and Home Affairs

The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP. Eligibility for the Grants mirror the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.