Project Partners

Babes-Bolyai University 

Babes-Bolyai University (UBB) is the oldest and largest university in Romania. UBB has become an emblem of success for Cluj and for the entire country. It is a dynamic and constructive institution well integrated into society and oriented towards the future. UBB prides itself on its multilculturalism, offering academic programmes in a range of languages. It is the highest ranked university in Romania and boast a history of academic excellence and a culture based on innovative research. As the lead-partner, the project will benefit from UBB´s reputation and network within the Cluj-Napoca region and beyond. The UBB will use its relations to collect data, disseminate information, raise awareness, implement research instruments, and coordinate reports and other project outputs. 


adelphi has over 16 years of professional experience in the fields of resource efficiency, energy efficiency and housing. By comprehensively analysing the specific local and institutional framework conditions, we develop strategies and decision-making aids for sustainable energy programmes, and help our clients to integrate these demands into sectorial and regional programmes. To drive forward energy modernisation processes, we advise public institutions and companies in various industrial sectors on the implementation and optimisation of their respective systems.

adelphi's team of experts has in-depth expertise in addressing the lack of awareness about sustainable energy resources and energy efficiency potentials in the building sector, in corporations and SMEs, and also of private consumers. We design awareness raising activities and offer capacity building through trainings for private commercial decision-makers (companies and associations) as well as for representatives of ministries and other public authorities.

Municipality of Cluj-Napoca

The local public administration of the Cluj-Napoca metropolitan area is in charge of all departments relevant to the project: The Energy Efficiency and Public Lighting Department, the Communication, Local Development and Project Management Division, the Town Planning Division, the Council and Local Government Relations Division, and the Social and Medical Assistance Division.

The Cluj-Napoca metropolitan area is home to over 400,000 people and is comprised of 20 districts. The local government has been actively pursuing efforts to increase sustainability in public services. On its mission to become a ‘smart city’, the local government is focusing on five key pillars; transport & mobility, citizen engagement, energy, infrastructure and improving access to internet. Through its unique access to data relevant to the project, the Municipality will greatly facilitate the research activities. The Municipality will also aid the dissemination of project outcomes and results throughout its wide institutional network ranging from the local to the European level (through the Covenant of Mayors and the European Committee of the Regions).