At this year’s European Energy Service Award (EESA) ceremony held in Berlin on 10 November, the West London Alliance, which forms part of a group of London boroughs, has won one of the five prizes.
Within the context of an Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Project, energy and carbon dioxide savings were achieved in 21 buildings.
For the first time and in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Berliner Energieagentur (BEA) has worked together with the European Commission to award the prize in three different categories for outstanding European projects and institutions in the field of energy services.
Other winners were:
- the Community of Sosnowiec in southern Poland,
- the Deutsche Postbank AG,
- the Norwegian energy service provider Norsk Enøk og Energie AS (NEE) and
- the Catalan Energy Institute (ICAEN).
The prize is awarded in the context of the EU-funded project "European Energy Service Initiative Towards the EU 2020 Energy Saving Targets" (EESI 2020).
Details of the prize winners:
Category: Best European Energy Service Project
EPC Project West London Alliance, England: A common tender of three London boroughs for energy efficiency measures guaranteeing annual energy savings. In the first round, the energy costs of a building pool consisting of 21 buildings were reduced by 23.5 percent as well as 1310 tons of CO2 emissions were reduced by – among other measures – using renewable energies and storage solutions.
EPC Project in Schools in the City of Sosnowiec in the Silesian region, Poland: Due to the implementation of a remote room temperature control system, the modernisation of heating systems and substations as well as the modernization of lighting in 87 schools, the Community of Sosnowiec in cooperation with Siemens Poland achieved an annual electricity savings of 20.6 percent, heat savings of 30.8 percent and a reduction of CO2 emissions of 5,000 tons.
Contracting Project for lighting in buildings of Deutsche Postbank AG: In cooperation with energy service provider SPIE, existing lighting in several facilities of Postbank were replaced with LED modules. Guaranteed annual savings are 333,000 € and the reduction of CO2 emissions is 1,100 tons per year.
Category: Best European Energy Service Provider:
Norwegian energy service provider Norsk Enøk og Energie AS (NEE) successfully implemented many energy efficiency projects, among others, for the Community of Kongsberg: As Energy Performance Contractor, NEE implemented more than 300 measures in 36 different buildings on 70,000 square meters. Within the contract period of ten years, NEE guarantees the of 290 tons of CO2 emissions and energy cost savings of 500,000 € per year.
Category: Best European Energy Service Promoter:
Catalan Energy Institute (ICAEN): Among other measures, the Institute developed new tendering and project models based on guaranteed energy savings and also carried out ten different energy efficiency projects in public buildings in Catalonia. Furthermore, EPC projects concerning street lighting were undertaken in 30 cities and communities. Achieved common savings of CO2 emissions are 22,000 tons per year.
Background of the European Energy Service Award (EESA)
The European Energy Service Award has been awarded to projects, companies and multipliers who have rendered outstanding services to the development of markets for energy services in Europe regularly since 2006. The magazine "Euro Heat & Power" and “Greenbuilding.info” are this year’s media partners for the European Energy Service Award.
Background of "European Energy Service Initiative Towards the EU 2020 Energy Saving Targets" (EESI 2020)
EESI 2020 is an EU-funded initiative which aims to promote the energy performance contracting model in Europe. There are partners from nine countries, supporting nine metropolitan areas in establishing energy performance contracting and monitoring of pilot projects, organizing workshops and trainings, working out guidelines and informing the public, all coordinated by the Berliner Energieagentur.
EESI 2020 is a follow-up project of the "European Energy Service Initiative" (EESI).