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Inspiring story in Brno, Czech Republic

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In Nový Lískovec, a suburb of Brno, residents of a housing development have come together to save energy and help tackle climate change. Much of the housing in the area was built between the 1970s and 1990s and is poorly insulated, and so the residents decided to work together to retrofit their apartments with proper insulation.

Between 2001 and 2006, the first stage of the project was completed and 384 apartments were successfully insulated, with a further 672 following in 2010. The benefits have been huge: average annual energy consumption fell by 80% after the insulation was installed - something that was only made possible by collective, community action.

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