April 11, 2018

European Code of Conduct for EPC (Energy Performance Contracting) has been developed for energy service providers (ESCOs). The Code of Conduct defines the fundamental values and principles for successful EPC projects preparation and implementation. It constitutes a guarantee of quality of EPC projects. The EPC Code of Conduct is a voluntary commitment and is not legally binding. The key message of Code of Conduct is that EPC represents a fair energy business model. It has been developed within Transparense project and launched in 2014. The Code of Conduct was developed in cooperation wuth the European Association of energy Service Companies (eu.ESCO) and the European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficciency Services (EFIEES). These associations have been administering the Code of Conduct since September 2015, ensuring its sustainability.  In the Czech Republic two pilot projects were carried out:

  • Pool of buildings in the City of Moravska Trebova;
  • the main goal of the pilot project was renovation of energy technological equipment and covering investment by savings in the pool of buildings owned by the clients
  • Prague Congress Center.
The Code of Conduct is an output of Transparense project realized under Inteligent Energy Europe. The adaptability has been confirmed by pilot projects carried out in all partners' countries. The Code of conduct has been tested in 37 EPC pilot projects.
Needs Addressed
• insufficient information on training possibilities (art. 17)
• insufficient information on technical tools (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about technical tools (art. 17)
• absence of support organisations in your territory addressing energy efficiency matters (art. 17)
• support organisations have unsufficient competency and knowledge (art. 17)
• inadequate information on best energy efficiency practices (art. 17)
• lack of clear and easily accessible information on available energy service contracts and clauses (art. 18)
• there aren't any support available to the public sector in taking up energy service offers, in particular for building refurbishment (art. 18)
• lack of information on best practices for energy performance contracting, including, if available, cost- benefit analysis using a life-cycle approach (art. 18)
• the public sector doesn't use energy service companies, and energy performance contracting (art. 18)
Validation/testing information
Project coordinator: SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Center, Jana Szomolanyiova;code@svn.cz;www.svn.cz/en
Funding description
Co-founded by Intelligent Energy Europe Programm