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

PROSPECT - Learning handbooks for financing energy efficiency in the public sector

As a part of peer to peer H2020 project PROSPECT, five handbooks were developed for examples innovative financing schemes in the following sectors:

  1. public buildings
  2. private buildings
  3. public lighting
  4. transport
  5. cross-sectoral (from energy production to climate change adaptation)
Thermos - methodologies, software and modelling tools that allow public authorities to plan, develop, and expand heating and cooling systems more quickly and efficiently.

THERMOS (Thermal Energy Resource Modelling and Optimisation System) is an EU Horizon 2020 funded research project which will provide advanced energy system data and models in a user-friendly open-source software to make heat network planning faster, more efficient, and more cost effective.

PLANHEAT simulation tool

The PLANHEAT project develops a simulation tool so that your city can map, plan and identify low-carbon, economically viable scenarios!

Hotmaps - The open source mapping and planning tool for heating and cooling

The overarching goal of Hotmaps is the development of an open source heating / cooling mapping and planning toolbox and to provide default data for EU28 at national and local level. These data and tool allow public authorities to identify, analyse, model and map resources and solutions to supply energy needs within their territory of responsibility in a resource and cost efficient way. Those results will help authorities to develop heating and cooling strategies on local, regional and national scale which are in line with RES and CO2-Emission targets on national and EU level.

Heat Roadmap Europe - A low carbon heating & cooling strategy for Europe

In Europe, more heat is wasted during electricity production than is needed to heat all buildings. Therefore, the potential for improvements in the heating sector is immense. 

By collecting the wasted heat from both industry and electricity production and using smart district heating grids, it is possible to save all of the natural gas currently used for heating buildings in Europe This would result in not only monetary savings, but also in a consideration CO2 emissions reduction. 

ODYSSEE-MURE Decomposition Tool

The following tool has been developed in the frame of the ODYSSEE-MURE project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

ODYSSEE-MURE Energy Saving Tool

This tool has been developed in the frame of the ODYSSEE-MURE project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

Panel2050 Guide for developing an Energy Vision

The following tool has been developed in the frame of the Panel2050 project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

This guiding document provides background and support for the process of developing a Local Energy Vision as a vital stage in a roadmapping process.

Panel2050 Tool for developing a Regional Energy Profile

The following tool has been developed in the frame of the Panel2050 project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

This Excel tool presents a methodology for devising a Regional Energy Profile – an energy baseline on regional/local level – and offers a standardised presentation of the results.

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.