October 10, 2017

The aim of this guide is to introduce users to the different ways of consume energy and how the efficiency of energy consumption can be improved. The guide provides a basis for initiating a process of improving energy efficiency in the buildings owned by cities and counties. This guide is a tool that helps to monitor and measure how energy is consumed and is focused on increasing the efficiency of energy consumption. Environmental protection, as well as the system for efficient management of the city or county that can be upgraded by applying similar principles, are presented peripherally but extensively enough so that increase in energy efficiency is permanently connected with other aspects of management of cities and counties. Energy is only part of the broader context of natural resources. What is suggested is perhaps partly already implemented or planned in cities or counties but this Guide provides a quick and easy way of advancing to the level of EU cities that are already enjoying all the benefits that systematic energy management yields.

These materials were developed under UNDP Croatia Project „Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Croatia“, financed by GEF and implemented in Croatia. All the materials can be updated and translated and the right for use can be obtained at no charge.
Needs Addressed
• insufficient information on training possibilities (art. 17)
• insufficient information on energy technology (art. 17)
• insufficient information on technical tools (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about technical tools (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about energy technologies (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)
Validation/testing information
Dean Smolar (dean.smolar@cei.hr)