Energy Efficiency Directive: Energy Audits and Management Systems (as it relates to Article 8)
Departing from the transposition and implementation process of the European Union Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), the role of the multilevel governance is of utmost importance, as all policy layers (national, regional and local) contribute to the overall energy saving target of each MS.
To support this process, a key message to local and regional authorities is that once their MS transpose the EED fully, it will be their task to ensure that national legislators implement it.
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.
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.
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.
The implementation of the “Exoikonomo” program is in the main part of the national energy strategy in the
The municipality of Zuidhorn applies an integrated development model for the redevelopment of the
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.
The Upper Austrian Energy Agency provides energy advice services on energy efficiency and renewables to households.
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) 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.