Energy Efficiency Directive: Information and Training (as it relates to Article 17)
Several European municipalities and regions have already committed themselves to the principles of the passive house (maximum heating and cooling requirements of 15 kWh/m²a in new buildings). The experiences of these regions, or PassREgs, have helped pave the way for other UE regions to reach the 2020 energy targets. Border regions that had implemented effective and cost-effective strategies were highlighted.
The Sustainable Construction Programme in Andalusia is a combination of economic measures (subsidies and incentives) and other actions such as regulatory, training and fiscal, that seek, through energy saving and energy, and renewable energy, to promote the energy rehabilitation of buildings, urban rehabilitation, improve the competitiveness of companies of the construction sector, create skilled employment and reduce
The INSMART methodology was developed in the INSMART FP7 Smart City project. The objective is to use a scientifically sound approach in developing Sustainable Energy Action plans a city level. The methodology covers all the energy consumption sectors within a city (buildings, transport, municipal buildings, other uses) and local energy generation (solar water heaters, PV systems etc).
ENERFUND is a tool that will rate and score deep renovation opportunities. Similar to the credit score used by banks to rate clients. The tool will be based on a set of parameters such as EPC data, number of certified installers, governmental schemes running, etc. By providing a rating for deep renovation opportunities , whether for private establishments or for public buildings :
The booklet is a result of a project "Knowledge to warm at home". Following the requirements of the EU directives and national needs, recently energy poverty has been recognized as a growing problem in Croatia. There are several levels of work on its reduction. Booklet was a tool helping the Croatian county most affected by poverty, as well as the resulting energy poverty. Civil society organizations active in this county expressed willingness to deal with this problem but lacked capacities to resolve it.
"The Energy Performance Contract between ESCO and building owner usually contains guarantees for energy (cost) savings and regulates allocation of financial and technical risks for implementation and operation during the entire project duration of typically 5 to 5 years. Since there are various European model contracts and different approaches for EPC the EESI project defines not ONE European model contract but the main distinguishing features of Energy Performance Contracts and makes different proven model documents available.
Establishing a team responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the “Low carbon economy plan ”, Poland
The team was created to realise the requirements of implementing the Low carbon economy plan and ensuring a correct delivery date, as well as monitoring of the plan’s implementation.
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.
Marathon 2020 – Community of Bucharest District 1 is planned to be the first energy efficient community in Romania by 2020.