European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

ManagEnergy Event: Financing energy efficiency projects in Lower Austrian cities

The focus was financial instruments, esp. energy performance contracting. On the second day of the symposium a stakeholder-workshop was held in the office of the Energy and Environment Agency Lower Austria (eNu) in St. Pölten to discuss the design of a future “energy performance contracting-programme” in Lower Austria.

Symposium on June 5, 2013

The focus of the meeting was on how to increase energy efficiency in municipal buildings through the implementation of energy performance contracting projects. 80 community representatives used the opportunity to improve their knowledge.

Workshop on June 6, 2013

On June 6, 2013 measures for improving the framework conditions in energy performance contracting in Lower Austria were discussed. A juxtaposition of experiences of the Lower Austria communities and prototypical examples of good practice from other states and regions took place. The aim of the workshop was to build a support infrastructure in Lower Austria and/or a energy performance contracting programme by using positive experiences from Upper Austria as well as the results of the symposium.
The target groups of the workshop were the competent authorities of Lower Austria, the Federal Government, the DECA Association and representatives of important stakeholder groups. The participants were invited personally. Conditions and requirements were discussed and a possible division of responsibilities between the participants has been developed. Additionally the Upper Austrian Energy Association and GemNova presented their experiences in energy contracting.