The calculator for municipal energy consumption developed by Energy Agency of Plovdiv is a software tool, based on Excel, to support local authorities in calculation of total municipal energy consumption and energy costs. This tool gives opportunity to separate energy consumption:
- by sectors- public sector, public administration, transport, industry, agriculture sector, health and social care, households, tourism;
- by energy sources and monetary value.
The long-term roadmap for development of the Bulgarian renovation programme for residential buildings. Following the implementation of the programme’s first phase, the analysis argues for a shift in focus towards achieving higher energy classes, reduction of public subsidy in a measured and manageable manner. Several scenarios to 2030 were modelled and reducing subsidies to around 75% is possible. The funding could reach more citizens, improving their homes and quality of life.
LEAP (Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System)- software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment. LEAP is an integrated, scenario-based modeling tool that can be used to track energy consumption, production and resource extraction in all sectors of an economy.
ENSI-EAB (Energy Auditing of Buildings) software is a tool for calculating the energy performance of buildings. The software is suitable for energy auditing of new and existing buildings and for building certification but requiring a license. The EAB Software is calculating the total, annual energy use of the building, divided into seven budget items: Heating, Ventilation (heating), Domestic hot water, Cooling, Fans & pumps, Lighting, Various equipment.
Capacity building of local government to take action regarding climate change and energy sources - from planning and action monitoring - is the primary goal of this tool. Capacity Covenant assumes development of communities powered by renewable energy across Europe. This support helps create chains of added value at regional level through improving energy efficiency and using renewable local energy sources.
11 energy-saving assessment methodologies are used to assess the amount of energy saved as a result of the implementation of specific energy efficiency measures. They include a mechanism to allocate energy savings to each year of the lifetime of the measure concerned.