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

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 www.retscreen.net. There is also a free e-learning course available at www.e-szkolenia.fewe.pl.

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.

Examples of implemented lighting refurbishment projects

This tool is a collection of 50 descriptions of street lighting and indoor lighting refurbishment projects. The projects were implemented in 8 countries in the context of the Streetlight-EPC project. The majority of the projects were implemented using various forms of EPC (Energy Performance Contracting). The collection consists of a 2-page description for each project with key data, results and photos.

RE-SEEties
RE-SEEties energy forecasting tool

The RE-SEEties tool is a set of energy forecasting equations that was developed by CRES in the framework of the RE-SEEties project (SEE Programme). Its aim is to estimate future energy needs which can be fed into the ICLEI tool in order to calculate emissions also for future years. For the residential, commercial and transport sectors a series of equations have been developed by CRES to estimate future needs. If necessary longer term projections correction of emission factors may also be provided.

INSMART City Energy System Model

 The INSMART methodology was developed in the INSMART FP7 Smart City project. The objective is to use a scientifically sound approach in developing Sustainable Energy Action plans a city level. The methodology covers all the energy consumption sectors within a city (buildings, transport, municipal buildings, other uses) and local energy generation (solar water heaters, PV systems etc).

EnPC-INTRANS
EnPC-INTRANS training material-model contracts

The objective of the EnPC-INTRANS is to develop local capacities of the public sector at the level of municipalities to set up and use EnPC models for financing of their investments in EE improvements of public municipalities and services. EnPC-INTRANS capacity building concepts and tools are jointly developed on the basis of stakeholder consultations, cooperation, and international exchange of concepts, ideas, and experience.

ENERFUND

 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 :