Energy Efficiency Directive: Information and Training (as it relates to Article 17)

Verduurzamingsmaatregelen bestaande scholen, Netherlands

The publication 'Verduurzamingsmaatregelen voor bestaande scholen' contains a list of potential measures to increase the sustainability of school buildings. It includes measures on for example behavior, O&M, insulation, heating and cooling, lighting, etc.

From Here to There – the Path to Follow Leading on national long-term renovation strategies to upgrade our buildings

To lead on the clean energy transition and respect the Paris Agreement, the EU should embark on a decarbonisation path that puts Energy Efficiency First. In that framework, energy renovation of buildings is key, as it holds the biggest energy savings potential, and is also a strong job creator. The EU legislators agreed when they revised the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, as they introduced the objective to reach a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050.

Energy Plans and Roadmaps for Sustainable Future

The purpose of our seminar is to improve the capacity of forerunners of sustainable energy/transport sector to roadmap the energy transition in European communities. The seminar sets on the wider background of the challenges that EU communities are facing on energy planning. Increasing need for the coordination between the different priorities (social, environmental, technological) and disciplines (transport and logistics, ICT, commerce etc) requires further advancements on planning.

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.

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.

Energy Data Collection - Good practices (MESHARTILITY), EU

"This document is delivered according to project co-funded by the IEE, MESHARTILITY (measurement and data distribution utilities for the Covenant of Mayors). Based on the findings made in the project and changes in the course of it, this document offers recommendations to facilitate the efficient exchange of data between utilities and local authorities. This report focuses on the experiences and lessons learned from the project through participation of municipalities, utility providers and support structures.

Sustainco Tool Kit

The Sustainco project aims to increase the visibility and understanding of the Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) philosophy, with special emphasis on rural areas. This will be done by providing easy access to practical information on how to build or retrofit buildings to reach NZEB standards. SustainCo also aims to increase the visibility of front-runners, for both new-build and retrofits, with the aim of capacity- and confidence-building in the public sector. To find out more, check out our Toolkits and case studies, which you will find in the menu to the right.

Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting (EPC)

European Code of Conduct for EPC (Energy Performance Contracting) has been developed for energy service providers (ESCOs). The Code of Conduct defines the fundamental values and principles for successful EPC projects preparation and implementation. It constitutes a guarantee of quality of EPC projects. The EPC Code of Conduct is a voluntary commitment and is not legally binding. The key message of Code of Conduct is that EPC represents a fair energy business model. It has been developed within Transparense project and launched in 2014.

RETscreen, Canada

RETScreen® International is a free, universal tool developed in collaboration with many government, industry and university experts. The program is managed and has ongoing support from Canmore ENERGY at the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources. On the territory of Poland, training for users is led by the Foundation for Energy Efficiency. The organization is the translator of educational materials available at There is also a free e-learning course available at

FAQs on LED streetlight refurbishment and EPC

This 4-page PDF document contains a compilation of frequently asked questions and answers on streetlight refurbishment with EPC (Energy Performance Contract). the questions were compiled by the EPC facilitation services set un in the context of the Streetlight-EPC project. The EU-Project Streetlight-EPC, funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, ran from April 2014 to March 2017 with the objective of triggering the market uptake of EPC through street lighting refurbishment projects.