Energy Efficiency Directive: Information and Training (as it relates to Article 17)
In accordance with its Community Strategic Guidelines, on 26 September 2007 the European Union approved a major development programme for Bulgaria for the period 2007-2013 entitled “Operational Program for the Development of Competitiveness of the Economy Bulgarian”. This programme provided support for the entire national territory in the context of the Convergence objective.
The implementation of the “Exoikonomo” program is in the main part of the national energy strategy in the
Ireland has been able to benefit from these funds and has put in place a unique support program specifically developed for the public sector to drive best practice in energy management.
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.
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.
“Green calculations - A plus for you and two pluses for the environment” was a Croatian Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund's public call and campaign aimed at households. The measures to achieve energy savings in homes are one of the major guidelines of European as well as the national energy policy. Most modern households own a series of electric household appliances. In the energy consumption of households, the consumption of household appliances in 20%. In Croatia, there are about 180,000 appliances sold every year.
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.
Marathon 2020 – Community of Bucharest District 1 is planned to be the first energy efficient community in Romania by 2020.