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

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

Green procurement handbook (GPP)

The handbook gives the strategic framework and help public authorities buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact.

Green procurement handbook (GPP) for office equipment

This handbook gives detailed description of the parameters that must have in mind when prepare and evaluate the public procurement for office equipment.

Green Public Procurement (GPP) technical database

The Green Public Procurement technical database is a database with template of technical terms for purchase of green products/services. The templates were developed in compliance with the public authorities’ needs and with the specific requirements in each partner country. The tender documents templates are designed to facilitate the GPP process in all public authorities and especially in the Covenant of Mayors’ signatories, which commit to achieve higher than average results in their SEAPs.

The Integrated MARKAL-EFOM System (TIMES)

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.