Communication and consultation with citizens (local needs)

Sustainco Tool Kit

The Sustainco project aims to increase the visibility and understanding of the Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) philosophy, with special emphasis on rural areas. This will be done by providing easy access to practical information on how to build or retrofit buildings to reach NZEB standards. SustainCo also aims to increase the visibility of front-runners, for both new-build and retrofits, with the aim of capacity- and confidence-building in the public sector. To find out more, check out our Toolkits and case studies, which you will find in the menu to the right.

Streetlight-EPC project publication: EPC, facilitation, lessons learnt, implemented projects

This brochure offers an overview of the outcomes of the Streetlight-EPC project. It conveys key lessons learnt for developing successful regional EPC facilitation services. It also presents concise examples of 24 street lighting and indoor lighting refurbishment projects implemented in 8 countries in the context of the Streetlight-EPC project. The majority of the projects were implemented using various forms of EPC (Energy Performance Contracting). The collection consists of a 2-page description for each project with key data, results and photos.

EnPC-INTRANS
EnPC-INTRANS training material-model contracts

The objective of the EnPC-INTRANS is to develop local capacities of the public sector at the level of municipalities to set up and use EnPC models for financing of their investments in EE improvements of public municipalities and services. EnPC-INTRANS capacity building concepts and tools are jointly developed on the basis of stakeholder consultations, cooperation, and international exchange of concepts, ideas, and experience.

Knowledge to warm at home

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.

Member states’ answer to low renewables ambition: Interim targets

(EurActiv, 1 Dec 2017) The European Parliament says the EU’s proposed 2030 target for renewable energy needs to be raised in order to speed up deployment early in the next decade. But EU member states have a different idea.

This week, the Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy voted to raise the proposed target for the share of renewables in the EU’s energy mix, from the Commission’s proposed 27% to 35%.