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Active Building Energy Performance Contracts: an overview of policies and measures in place in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal

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Photo by AmBIENCe project: Active Building Energy Performance Contracts: an overview of policies and measures in place in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal

AmBIENCe – Actively Managed Buildings with Energy Performance Contracting- is an H2020 project that aims to extend the concept of energy performance contracting for active building and making the model available and attractive to a wider range of building typologies.

 

The project conducted an assessment of enhanced Energy Performance Contracts and building demand response services in Europe, with the main goal to analyse the directives, policies and measures in place, as well as those under consideration, at EU level and across EU Member States.

 

In the analysis carried out at EU level, it is found that Europe is on a good track towards the empowerment of the end user to foster energy transition, by putting this latter at the center of the energy system. 

 

According to the ETIP SNET Vision 2050, European citizens will be the main actors in the transition from existing fossil fuel-based energy systems to an integrated, lowcarbon, safe, reliable, resilient, affordable and cost-effective energy system. 

 

At Member States level, a detailed country analysis has been developed for Italy, Belgium, Portugal and Spain. 

 

This in-depth analysis at country level has allowed to identify which are the countries offering the best chances for AmBIENCe concepts and business models to succeed, what are the current gaps in legislation and market awareness that might have a significant impact in the successful deployment of the new concepts and business models, and what are the best practices in legislation and practices fostering the deployment of the proposed concepts and business models.

 

Read the report here

 

Read the factsheet here.