In April 2017, the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece has officially published the Regulation for the operation of Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (National Gazette 1242Β/11-4-2017), in accordance with the stipulations of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU), a development considered important for the energy efficiency sector.
Post date: 22 May 2017
The Trust EPC South project, co-funded by the European Commission, aims to raise awareness of and scale up investments in energy efficiency (EE) and sustainable energy (SE) technologies in the tertiary sector. The focus of the project is to unlock the significant potential for EE and SE investments in private buildings.
Post date: 15 May 2017
The municipality of Gunskirchen decided to refurbish the street lighting system to energy-efficient LED technology using EPC, since it recognised that its street lighting system required significant refurbishment work and that the technology currently in use would soon be affected by the phasing out of lamps. The objective of the project was to find a good solution for every street. For the implementation, the municipality hired a planner who carried out a tendering procedure. Five ESCOs were invited to bid and all submitted for the call.
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
The Municipality wanted to renovate and improve the outdoor lighting installations by providing quality street lighting with improved LED technology, while seeking maximum energy efficiency and minimum maintenance cost.The main objective was to improve the overall situation and energy efficiency of the streetlight system as well as to provide an excellent quality service to the citizens. The municipality was interested in using the EPC model for this project. An open tender was published and ESCOs were invited to submit their offers.
Post date: 10 Feb 2017
The project “European Energy Service Initiative towards the EU 2020 energy saving targets” (EESI 2020), which was implemented between 2013 and 2016 by a consortium of European energy agencies and energy experts with support of the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, has been addressing ways to improve the impact of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in 9 major cities and metropolitan regions across Europe (Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Graz, Prague, Oslo, Sofia and Zagreb), including three Croati
Post date: 9 Feb 2017
This is the final report of the project “European Energy Service Initiative towards the EU 2020 energy saving targets” (EESI 2020), which was implemented between 2013 and 2016 by a consortium of European energy agencies and energy experts with support of the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme. The project has been addressing ways to improve the impact of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in 9 European regions.
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Streetlight-EPC Implemented Projects - Triggering the market uptake of Energy Performance Contracting through street lighting refurbishment
Despite the great potential, most European regions have not yet seen a significant development of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) markets.
Due to its lower technical and economic complexity, street lighting is a good "learning and testing ground" for EPC.
Post date: 7 Feb 2017
Supporting EPC market development through EPC Facilitation Services – Key outputs from the Streetlight-EPC project
Post date: 20 Jan 2017
A pool of international experts has developed an innovative methodology to support the development of energy efficiency and sustainable energy investments in the tertiary sector.
Post date: 29 Dec 2016
The upgraded Green Rating™ tool, one of the main outcomes of the Trust EPC project, will be developed as a sustainable energy investment assessment and benchmarking tool addressing building and facility renovations, principally targeted to:
Banks and other financing institutions
Real estate asset managers
Tertiary sector stakeholders
Post date: 29 Dec 2016