The mail goal is effectively utilization biomass potential in municipalities, members of Association of Rhodope Municipalities, 21 in total. The association has established an energy efficiency council with energy experts from different municipalities. The board will be responsible for the monitoring and implementation of the plan for renewable heating and cooling.
The IURBAN project focuses on both energy consumption (electricity, heating, water and gas) and energy production (PV and solar thermal) for cities located in different European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Italy and Spain). It is part of the Horizon 2020 programme for the period 2014 - 2020.
Several European municipalities and regions have already committed themselves to the principles of the passive house (maximum heating and cooling requirements of 15 kWh/m²a in new buildings). The experiences of these regions, or PassREgs, have helped pave the way for other UE regions to reach the 2020 energy targets. Border regions that had implemented effective and cost-effective strategies were highlighted.
Project Regional Networks for the development of a Sustainable Market for Bioenergy in Europe (BioRegions), Bulgaria
The project aims to support the creation of bioenergy regions that will provide at least one third of the heating and electricity requirements through local and sustainable sources of bioenergy, particularly solid biomass.
In accordance with its Community Strategic Guidelines, on 26 September 2007 the European Union approved a major development programme for Bulgaria for the period 2007-2013 entitled “Operational Program for the Development of Competitiveness of the Economy Bulgarian”. This programme provided support for the entire national territory in the context of the Convergence objective.
ENERFUND is a tool that will rate and score deep renovation opportunities. Similar to the credit score used by banks to rate clients. The tool will be based on a set of parameters such as EPC data, number of certified installers, governmental schemes running, etc. By providing a rating for deep renovation opportunities , whether for private establishments or for public buildings :
"Energy data is crucial for identifying trends in the economic priority sectors to target energy policies and to ensure energy efficiency improvements and increased renewable energy deployment. These measures can then be built in to sustainable energy policies and plans, and their national and local implementation progress can be monitored periodically.
The Data Access Guidebook for Sustainable Energy Action Plans has been developed for:
The Green Public Procurement technical database is a database with template of technical terms for purchase of green products/services. The templates were developed in compliance with the public authorities’ needs and with the specific requirements in each partner country. The tender documents templates are designed to facilitate the GPP process in all public authorities and especially in the Covenant of Mayors’ signatories, which commit to achieve higher than average results in their SEAPs.
Standardised easy-to-use energy check tool (energy audit) for SMEs in five different crafts: Bulgarian carpenters, German bakers, Greek bricklayer/glass producer/ painter producer, Irish small food producers and Spanish meat producers.
The guideline can be used by energy managers, specialists from large companies and industrial systems having obligations under the EEA, SME to increase their EE. The guideline gives instructions how to collecting and analyzing information on energy consumption; practical actions for building, monitoring and improvement of energy management systems; implementation of measures to increase the EE of major groups of energy consumers; creation of system for energy monitoring.