PU-BENEFS Regional Market Preparation for Energy Efficiency Services in Public Buildings
Posting Date | 24 June 2009
Country | Austria , Finland , France , Germany , Italy , Spain , Sweden
Available link languages | English
This website supports the development of suitable management frameworks for assisting public bodies and especially local authorities to implement energy services including energy efficiency, and thus to enhance the market of energy efficiency and energy services, by providing efficient tools to meet the needs of public bodies and facilitating the work of ESCOs. A major outcome of this action has been an increased number of public bodies using energy services.
Opening of energy markets and use of energy services represents a good opportunity for local authorities to include energy efficiency measures in their management, but several problems can occur, such as lack of knowledge of existing mechanisms, as third party financing, specificities inducing difficulties to implement energy services (legislation, accounting schemes etc), risk of losing the knowledge on the energy consumptions.