Final Meeting of Step2Sport: Project presentation, NZEB policies and impact of the building sector
The STEP-2-SPORT project will hold its final meeting on 21 February 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, at the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the European Union. The event aims to highlight the project’s outcomes and present all the latest policies and trends on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings.
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
This guidebook, released within the framework of the Data4Action project is intended for public authorities, energy planning facilitators and energy data providers and aims to facilitate access to key energy data in regions, and inform sustainable energy policies, plans and strategies. More specifically, the guide can help to:
Post date: 10 Jan 2017
The project SOWA Nieborowska consisted of the refurbishment of the public lighting along the street Nieborowska in Gdansk (Illuminated area: 20,437 m²). The project was triggered by the willingness to improve safety and security by upgrading the street lighting. Initially it was planned to exchange the lighting to sodium lamps with lower capacity. However, this solution was replaced with LED lamps due to innovation and higher energy savings of LED technology.
Post date: 19 Dec 2016
The street lighting project was originally planned in the municipality of Berg. After Berg and the neighbouring municipality of Rohrbach were amalgamated, the renovation project covered the whole street lighting of the former municipality of Berg and a part of Rohrbach. As a result, more lighting points were renovated than initially planned and agreed upon by the municipality and ESCO (139 instead of 121). The municipality’s main aim was to save electricity and use more efficient lighting technology.
Post date: 14 Dec 2016
The project SOWA Piecewska consisted of refurbishing the public lighting along the street Piecewska in Gdansk (Illuminated area: 19,130 m²). Due to new investments in this district of the city and the installation of a new tram line, an upgrade of the public lighting system was needed. The project included the replacement of the sodium lamps with LEDs and the modernisation of the infrastructure.The City of Gdańsk obtained a subsidy for this project and the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection covered 45% of the investment.
Post date: 14 Dec 2016
With a population slightly below 1,000 inhabitants, the municipality of Cabanillas decided to evaluate an energy efficiency project with its streetlighting. The main objective was the improvement of the physical state and energy efficiency of the streetlight system as well as maintaining or increasing the quality of the service. The municipality was interested in conducting this project with an EPC and an open public tender was published for ESCOs to submit their offers.
Post date: 1 Dec 2016
This report presents the evaluation of the BUILD UP Skills Initiative Pillar I (elaboration of national roadmaps for blue collar construction skills) and identifies a methodology for the evaluation of the BUILD UP Skills Pillar II projects (which put the roadmaps into action). The report was commissioned by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) under the Framework Contract SRD MOVE/ENER/ SRD.1/2012-409, Lot 3, Technical Assistance in the Field of Energy.
Post date: 23 Nov 2016