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

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.

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 www.retscreen.net. There is also a free e-learning course available at www.e-szkolenia.fewe.pl.

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.

RE-SEEties
RE-SEEties energy forecasting tool

The RE-SEEties tool is a set of energy forecasting equations that was developed by CRES in the framework of the RE-SEEties project (SEE Programme). Its aim is to estimate future energy needs which can be fed into the ICLEI tool in order to calculate emissions also for future years. For the residential, commercial and transport sectors a series of equations have been developed by CRES to estimate future needs. If necessary longer term projections correction of emission factors may also be provided.

ENERFUND

 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 :

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.

ESSI
Standard EPC documents

"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.

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.

Covenant capaCITY SEAP training tool

Capacity building of local government to take action regarding climate change and energy sources - from planning and action monitoring - is the primary goal of this tool. Capacity Covenant assumes development of communities powered by renewable energy across Europe. This support helps create chains of added value at regional level through improving energy efficiency and using renewable local energy sources.