As highlighted in the new Energy Services Directive (2012/27/EU), energy services such as Energy Performance Contracting are important tools for the refurbishment of buildings and for the upgrade of public infrastructures. However, although many European cities have committed to implement energy saving actions, certain barriers are hindering the use of EPC as a means to open up saving potentials. These barriers are mainly of a non-technological nature, such as the lack of systematic information, of trust, of procurement procedures, and the missing capacities of market and project facilitators.
To address these barriers, the EESI 2020 project aims at supporting large cities and metropolitan regions integrate long-lasting EPC implementation schemes in their energy plans. EESI 2020 will concentrate on the systematic implementation of EPC projects in these cities and regions. Within the project team some experienced EPC project facilitators as knowledgeable “Senior partners” will make the European best practice experiences on how to develop an EPC project available for new “Junior partners”. The main transmitters for the EESI 2020 actions will be project facilitators. Once trained to professionals, they will be multipliers for the EPC concept in their regions and secure long-term effects of EESI 2020.
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The European Energy Service Award (EESA) honours innovative energy services in Europe The Award will be bestowed in three categories: Best Energy Service Promoter, Best Energy Service Provider, and Best Energy Service Project Berlin Energy Agency accepts applications until the 29th of June 2015 Berlin, 25th of March 2015 – The efficient […]Learn more
Category “Best Energy Service Project” Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona: By installing a highly efficient air conditioning system and by introducing a new building management system, the annual electric consumption has been reduced by 43.8 percent and the biogas consumption by 35.8 percent since the implementation of the measures. BIG Pool 4, Lower Austria […]Learn more
. The European Energy Service Award honors outstanding efforts and achievements in the field of energy services in Europe. The prestigious award has been awarded regularly since 2006. The prize is given to projects, businesses, and multipliers who have made an outstanding contribution to the European energy service market. The EESA is awarded in three […]Learn more