Energy Efficiency Directive: Energy Audits and Management Systems (as it relates to Article 8)

Learning from experience and involving energy-citizens; two ways of improving energy-related policymaking

The purpose of this event is twofold

(1) share concrete experiences and raise discussions about the design of energy efficiency policies and their impacts;

(2) provide information and a discussion space around the transformation of the role of energy citizens and energy communities.

The event thus combines the top-down perspective of policy design and successes of policies with the bottom-up perspective of how to involve individuals in the implementation of energy policies and support them in the transformation to energy citizens.

Installation of renewable energy systems in the public and residential buildings, Poland

Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme is a non-refundable foreign aid granted by Switzerland to Poland as one of the new EU member states, in order to reduce economic and social disparities existing between Poland and more developed EU countries, and to reduce the differences on the Polish territory–between urban centers and structurally underdeveloped regions.

LOCALES (Local Energy Saving), Italy

Kyoto Club is a non-profit organisation founded in February 1999. Its members are business companies, associations and local municipalities and governments engaged in reaching the greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the Kyoto Protocol, by the EU ones for 2030 and by the December 2015 Paris Agreement. The LOCALES (Local Energy Saving) is an energy service created by Kyoto Club, with the contribution of Cariplo Foundation in 2015.

Energy + CNR, Italy

The ENERGY + CNR project is one of the winning projects (1st place) of the Innovation Award of the National Research Council, set up in 2013 on the occasion of the celebrations for the 90th anniversary of the CNR. The project aims to improve the energy management service of the CNR with the participation of employees.

Governance support for cogeneration installation in a public swimming pool, Italy

The municipality of Catania is the owner of a public swimming pool with high level of energy consumption. The objective of the project is to reduce the energy consumption through the installation of a cogeneration plant. This good practice is one of the measures carried out by the Municipality of Catania for SEAP (Sustainable Energy Action Plan) implementation.

Energy and environmental management in public buildings in the City of Czestochowa, Poland

One of the activities significantly improving energy efficiency in Poland is the operational programme “Energy and environmental management in public buildings of Częstochowa City”.

RES heating plan in Rhodope Region tо 2030, Bulgaria

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.

An energy clock integrated in a public building, France

As a local actor, the Municipality of Poissy has implemented national policies through the realization of the Agenda 21. The agenda was created between 2009 and 2011 and it took 3 years to be completely set up within the municipality and to carry out the first evaluations and improvements.

Energy Saving Provincial Plan – Alicante, Spain

The province of Alicante has a strong commitment with the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy European Initiative and is it recognized as Covenant Coordinator by the Commission. As such the province puts its resources and know-how at the service of signatories. 138 municipalities are currently adhered in the province of Alicante to the Covenant of Mayors and / or the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.

PAREER Program, Spain

The Institute for the Diversification and Energy Saving (IDAE) has extensive previous experience in managing different aid programs for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Notable are the Action Plans of the Strategy for Energy Savings and Energy Efficiency, 2004-2012, as well as incentive programs on the purchase of an efficient electric vehicle, among others.