The street lighting system of the municipality of Antiesenhofen was quite old (partly from the 60s) and represented a large percentage of the municipality's electricity consumption. The main objective of the project was to improve the physical state and energy efficiency of the street lighting system without compromising service quality. The municipality was interested in using an EPC (energy performance contracting) model for this project, 4 ESCOs were asked to submit an offer. The municipality wanted to limit the amount of digging and excavation work done during the project.
Post date: 21 Nov 2016
Heating and cooling consume half of the EU's energy and much of it is wasted.
Post date: 1 Apr 2016
This checklist is the English version of the checklists for municipalities and ESCOs on implementing streetlight EPC projects prepared within the 'Refurbishment of street lighting with LED and EPC' project and available in the respective languages for the specific contexts of the project regions (Upper Austria, North-West Croatia, South Bohemia/Czech Republic, Pomerania/Poland, Carlow & Kilkenny County/Ireland, SouthEast Sweden, Podravje/Slovenia, Macedonia, North & Central Spain).
Post date: 3 Apr 2015
This guide is an English summary of the guides for municipalities and ESCOs on implementing streetlight EPC projects prepared within the 'Refurbishment of street lighting with LED and EPC' project and available in the respective languages for the specific contexts of the project regions (Upper Austria, North-West Croatia, South Bohemia/Czech Republic, Pomerania/Poland, Carlow & Kilkenny County/Ireland, SouthEast Sweden, Podravje/Slovenia, Macedonia, North & Central Spain).
The guide summarises information on:
Post date: 1 Apr 2015
The challenges to implement Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEBs) and achieving minimum shares of Renewable Energy are tremendous. There are various indications raising concerns regarding the reliability of Energy Performance Certificate declarations and the quality of the works. Achieving a significant improvement requires strong commitment from authorities and other major players, as well as sufficiently broad societal support.
QUALICHeCK responds to these challenges by:
Post date: 13 Jun 2014
QUALICHeCK, a new EU IEE co-funded project under the 2013 call for proposals, started on 1 March 2014, announces the launch of its website. QUALICHeCK aims at determining best cases and tackling bottlenecks to increase the reliability of Energy Performance Certification input data, to influence quality of construction and to support compliance with building Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy regulations, in the transition phase towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings.
Post date: 13 Jun 2014
On 16 January 2014, the Intelligent Europe Programme has published a list of projects that are shortlisted to receive funding under the 2013 IEE Call for Proposals. The list includes the following building focused projects:
Post date: 22 Jan 2014
The Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) offers a new website with the gathered information from different projects dealing with energy performance contracting (EPC). Improve your know-how on EPC by accessing the various training materials, handbooks, tools, model contracts or tender documents developed under the IEE and other initiatives.
Post date: 4 Nov 2013
According to the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU), ‘energy performance contracting’ means a contractual arrangement between the beneficiary and the provider of an energy efficiency improvement measure, verified and monitored during the whole term of the contract, where investments (work, supply or service) in that measure are paid for in relation to a contractually agreed level of energy efficiency improvement or other agreed energy performanc
Post date: 17 Oct 2013
Member States submitted National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) to the European Commission on the 30th of June 2010, outlining how to achieve their binding Renewable Energy Sources target by 2020 with concrete measures in the electricity, heating and cooling and transportation sectors.The Austrian Energy Agency (AEA) coordinates the Concerted Action CA-RES. Partners and participants are nominated organisations from all 27 EU Member States plus Norway, Croatia and Iceland.
Post date: 10 May 2013