EMPOWER brings together 9 project partners from 9 countries (Slovenia, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Italy, France, Poland and Spain).
The duration of this project is from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021.
EMPOWER (More carbon reduction by dynamically monitoring energy efficiency) works on the exchange of good practices on dynamically monitoring energy efficiency in buildings, with special focus on the use of innovative financial instruments, in order to achieve more carbon reduction and to improve low-carbon economy policies.
The project’s main objective is to reduce carbon emissions from buildings, particularly in medium-sized schemes, while also supporting jobs and growth in the local economy. We will improve regional policies by:
-Analysing partners’ plans through peer review.
-Identifying good practices that will improve these plans, studying them through Study Visits, importing them via special workshops and Regional Action Plans.
-Developing cost-effective energy monitoring systems and using these in existing buildings and to attract private investment.
-Building the capacity of all relevant public authorities including ERDF Managing Authorities.
The project’s main outputs will benefit the building users, key decision-makers, SMEs working in energy, investors. They are:
-New projects that innovate by applying cost-effective energy monitoring to reduce energy demand, using new technology.
-Improved governance between different levels of government, using the plan–do-act-check principle and providing quality data to attract and reassure commercial investors