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

EEPLIANT2 - Best Practice Guidelines for Coordinated and Effective Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Market Surveillance

The following tool has been developed in the frame of the EEPLIANT2 project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

These guidelines are a further development of Best practices for ecodesign market surveillance produced by the participants of the predecessor project, ECOPLIANT. This, the April 2017, version of the guidelines includes content relevant to energy labelling.

ClimAtlantic Project, Ireland

Carlow County Council consumes approximately 8 million kWh of electricity per year to run all of its operations, equating to a total electricity bill of €1.25 M per year. To reduce the expense and carbon footprint of Carlow County Council, a pilot action was developed.

Sustainable Energy Action Plans, France

As a local player, the Plaine Commune, created on 1 January 2016 within the Grand Paris metropolis, set up a Local Energy and Climate Agency (LECA, June 2012) to assist public and private actors in their energy saving and energy rehabilitation. The LECA Intends to contribute to the preservation of natural resources, the implementation of the energy transition and climate adaptation of the Plain Commune area.

Energy retrofitting of Public Buildings, Attiki, Greece

The implementation of the “Exoikonomo” program is in the main part of the national energy strategy in the

Sustainability in integrated development, Netherlands

The municipality of Zuidhorn applies an integrated development model for the redevelopment of the

Thermal Modernisation and Refurbishment Fund, Poland

Thermal Modernisation is usually highly profitable, however, it initially requires incurring significant costs, which is why many building owners may not implement thermo-modernisation actions without financial assistance.

Upper Austria Homes – Energy Advice Service to households, Austria

The Upper Austrian Energy Agency provides energy advice services on energy efficiency and renewables to households.

Accelerating the renovation of the Bulgarian building stock, Bulgaria

The long-term roadmap for development of the Bulgarian renovation programme for residential buildings. Following the implementation of the programme’s first phase, the analysis argues for a shift in focus towards achieving higher energy classes, reduction of public subsidy in a measured and manageable manner. Several scenarios to 2030 were modelled and reducing subsidies to around 75% is possible. The funding could reach more citizens, improving their homes and quality of life.

ENSI-EAB (Energy Auditing of Buildings), Bulgaria

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.

Marathon 2020 – Community of Bucharest District 1 - Secons Pillar - Romania

Marathon 2020 – Community of Bucharest District 1 is planned to be the first energy efficient community in Romania by 2020.