Energy Efficiency Directive: Information and Training (as it relates to Article 17)
The handbook gives the strategic framework and help public authorities buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact.
This handbook gives detailed description of the parameters that must have in mind when prepare and evaluate the public procurement for office equipment.
TIMES (The Integrated MARKAL-EFOM System) is an economic model generator for local, national or multi -regional energy systems, which provides a technology-rich basis for estimating energy dynamics over a long-term. It is applied to the analysis of the energy sector, but may also applied to study in detail single sectors. Reference case estimates of end-use energy service demands are provided by the user for each region.
Urban energy planning
The MEU project has as objective to develop and test a web tool that precisely meets the needs of planners of urban energy systems. This project helped put together the academic partners, as well as four Swiss cities.
The municipality of Amsterdam has started to develop a 'public lighting vision' to combat light pollution and unnecessary light, and at the same time save energy. The 'plan of action' for this light vision provides many useful ideas for a light vision for Amsterdam and beyond. The main aspect is to characterize specific 'lighting typologies', where guiding principles are set for different types of environments (e.g.
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.
Energy renovation of existing buildings is one of the priorities within the development of sustainable use of energy. Due to the importance and the size of the task, the Ministry of Infrastructure (MZI) in Slovenia established an Office for energy renovation of buildings in October of 2015. The office consists of experts from the fields of construction, engineering, law, and economics, which together manage all aspects of this measure.
Analyses and recommendations for local budgets with aim of encouraging energy efficiency projects, Croatia
The research topic of this Guidebook is the adjustment of the local budgets in order for them to become supportive of the energy efficiency projects in public services. The main goal of the research was to provide suggestions and recommendations based on analysis of the current situation in Croatia and the comparative review of the experience of selected countries.
The Energy Advisory Handbook was prepared as a starting point for future Energy Advisers, i.e. participants of the Energy Advisers Course. The manual contains all the information handled within the Course that provides basic knowledge of the thermal protection of buildings, energy consumption in heating, cooling, ventilation and domestic hot water, and electricity consumption for lighting and electrical appliances. Special chapters are dedicated to the application of renewable energy in households, as well as the economic assessment of energy efficiency projects.
The Handbook Guide to the Green Office deals with one of the most important environmental issues of the 21st century - how everyday office work can contribute to reducing overall environmental impact and increase the use of other resources for the benefit of employees and the wider community. The purpose of introducing a green office and green business to the organization is the contribution to the application of the principle of sustainable development in the business sector.