PUBLENEF ENERGY EFFICENCY ROADMAPS LIBRARY
The main objective of the PUBLENEF project is to empower policymakers to make use of the best practices in energy efficiency policy implementation in Member States at national, regional, and local levels.
On the basis of the outcomes of the good practices and needs assessment, project partners develop energy efficiency roadmaps in their countries. With the use of the best identified solutions and tools in EU countries, the roadmaps will push the existing energy efficiency policies and strategic plans in the right direction. The 15 roadmaps that are being developed by the Publenef project partners will result in detailed guideline documents describing the series of actions and their step by step implementation in order to facilitate their replication in other countries, regions and municipalities.
CEI in Croatia is developing the roadmap supporting the evaluation of the national energy efficiency policy regarding the achievement of the set objectives. After developing the System for monitoring, measuring and verification of energy savings – SMIV, roadmap aims to make necessary changes on the regulatory level, i.e., Croatian EE Act and to implement a unified approach to planning on local, regional and national level.
Another roadmap focusing on monitoring aspects is being developed in Italy by ENEA: Monitoring of energy consumption and identification of energy efficient measures in public buildings in Italian city of Castelbuono. The roadmap is going to present the action plan on how to create a monitoring system and identify energy efficient improvement measures in order to support implementation of their SEAP.
ENEA is also carrying out a roadmap related to the identification of the regulatory and financial framework for EPC contracts for buildings, aimed at their valorization, dissemination and market development in Italy, showing the role of the Energy Performance Contract as an effective implementation tool for the energy renovation of (public) buildings and, more in general, to facilitate the governance of a quick application of EPC in public sector. The main objective of the roadmap is to facilitate the governance of a quick application of EPC in public sector at national level and a pilot EPC contract for a public building will be developed in Sicily.
Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) in Ireland aims to facilitate progress on the national public lighting strategy and to prepare the strategy to address the Public Lighting solutions for Tipperary County Council to 2020 and beyond in their “Public Lighting Energy Efficiency Policy Roadmap”.
In the Netherlands, PUBLENEF roadmaps performed by JIN support the Municipality of Midden – Drenthe. One of the roadmaps helps the municipality in the transition process from natural gas use for heating in households to other heat sources, combined with substantial energy savings through insulation among others. The second one supports the municipality in implementation of a communication plan targeted to new home owners and real estate agents increasing the awareness about energy-saving measures.
In addition to supporting the SEAP implementation of the Municipality of Corinth in Greece, CRES will support the Municipality in adapting the SEAP to the present situation and implement actions foreseen according to the present priorities and financing opportunities. The present priorities include: Training of Municipal staff on energy efficiency measures, ISO 50001 and green procurement, Dissemination actions on EE & use of RES for citizens and Actions for Energy efficiency interventions mainly for Municipal lighting.
For the city of Valladolid in Spain, the roadmap is aimed at accelerating the implementation process of some specific SEAP measures. The roadmap will be focused on the small industry and the commercial sector in the municipality and will develop an online energy efficiency help desk in the municipal energy agency web page.
The second roadmap developed in Spain by CIEMAT is focused on supporting the Energy Agency of Alicante in assisting the provincial authorities in fulfilling their commitment to the Covenant of Mayors. The roadmap will develop a plan to deploy small wind turbines in municipal buildings in the coastal municipalities of the province as a measure to reduce electricity consumption and associated emissions.
The main objective of the roadmap carried out by ABEA for the Municipality of Burgas in Bulgaria is to analyse and present how the target of 21 % reduction in energy consumption by 2020 can be reached through specific energy efficiency measures in the residential buildings sector.
For municipalities in Upper - Austria there will be a roadmap (by ESV) supporting the regional government’s energy programme “GEP Programme” implementation. The GEP Programme aims to motivate and support municipalities in preparing concrete investments in line with their adopted energy actions plans. The programme finances planning costs for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy, information activities supporting project implementation and the optimisation of installations.
KAPE in Poland is supporting the coal-mining municipality in their energy efficiency policy implementation by creating an energy cluster based on waste energy recovery and renewable energy, what gives the Gierałtowice municipality an opportun ity to become energy self-sufficient.
The roadmap developed by ARENE in France will provide support for the national Sustainable Building Plan in Paris Region (Ile-de-France), present the new technical and financial solutions, participate actively to the regional energy efficiency action plan and the new energy policy constructed by Regional Council, and assist in the implementation of pilot energy projects on public buildings renovation and public lighting.
Publenef partner AEEPM from Romania is developing two roadmaps supporting the improvement of the Energy Action Plan for specific districts of Bucharest. The actions will be oriented to reduce the consumption of city buildings (public and private).
To follow the development of the roadmaps, please visit the Publenef Energy Efficiency Roadmaps Library.
To make the policy implementation process more efficient, an online inventory of tools and instruments supporting energy efficiency policies implementation has been created. Publenef partners gathered the tools and instruments such as databases, software and excel tools, handbooks used by the implementing bodies. The platform “Publenef toolbox” gives the opportunity to choose the proven tool/instrument, to adapt and develop in order to match with the specific needs at different layers of policymaking. The materials available on the platform will be updated and further developed by users of the platform to make the content of the inventory transferable, adaptable and replicable in other countries/regions, municipalities and cities.
Take part in contributing to the “Publenef toolbox” development!
To learn more please visit the platform: www.publenef-toolbox.eu/tools
The PUBLEnEf Webinar organised by FEDARENE and Energy Cities Supporting the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Policies through Technical Assistance and Roadmaps took place on 10 January 2018.
During this webinar, the European Commission’s and the European Investment Bank’s offer of technical assistance were presented in detail. Regional Energy Agencies outlined the key challenges and solutions when trying to up-scale investments in energy efficient streetlighting.
Webinar Recording and Presentations available here to view or download
- The Publenef workshop “How to better support local and regional authorities in their implementation of energy efficiency strategies” was organised on the 31st of January in the frame of the European Energy Transition Conference in Geneva. Publenef members FEDARENE and Energy Cities presented the overall approach and processes of the partners. ARENE (now IAU IDF-département Energy et Climat ARENE) and JIN made in-detail presentations of the Publenef energy efficiency policy roadmaps they are implementing in their territories. The objective of this workshop was to share with exterior energy experts the approach undertaken by the PUBLENEF project partners in their transnational exchanges and in their territories.
Please download the workshop presentations here
Be invited to learn more about other Horizon projects with which Publenef exchanges experiences:
EMBUILD project supports public authorities in Southeast European countries to prepare a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the energy efficiency of the building stock.
“Renovating buildings is the key to achieving the EU’s climate & energy saving goal”
“The public sector should be the pioneer and lead the way to an energy efficient building stock”
Most recent outputs by EMBUILD:
- Template for public sector renovation strategies. A guide for public authorities.
- Report and country factsheets on barriers that hinder deep renovation in the building sector
EPATEE (Evaluation Into Practice to Achieve Targets for Energy Efficiency) is an EU funded project which is aims to give EU Member States tools and knowled ge for a better evaluation of their own energy efficiency policies. EPATEE raises the capacity of policymakers and implementers for policy evaluation by providing them with tools and practical knowledge to make consistent impact evaluation an integral part of the policy cycle. It supports EU Member States in distinguishing effective from ineffective policies. The project is rolling-out in two parallel phases:
A tools building phase: A review of existing knowledge and analysis of available ex-post impact evaluations will be organized to structure a synthesis on good evaluation practices, which will be used to build a smart online toolbox for good evaluation practices. A set of 20 to 30 tools enabling state-of-the art evaluation will be developed and integrated in this online toolbox, which will interactively assists users in picking the most relevant tool for their specific needs.
An experience sharing and capacity building phase: peer learning workshops and webinars will be organised for national authorities and energy efficiency policy stakeholders. The experience sharing events will allow to discuss the main issues related to policy evaluation practice and feed the tools building phase. 10 workshops at least will be organized, 4 at the European level (the 1st being in Paris, the 3rd of October 2017), and 6 at the national level. Ad hoc support will be given to policymakers directly in preparing or practicing good policy evaluations.
Empowering local public authorities to build integrated sustainable energy strategies – it is the main objective of EMPOWERING project. The project involves directly local municipalities and regional authorities through transnational seminars, peer to peer exchange for regional authorities and study visits to “best practices”.
“The improved knowledge and competences of local authorities are put into practice during the adoption of new SEAPs and in the upgrading of the existing ones, while regional authorities will be supported in shaping regional energy vision to 2050 highlighting the main energy challenges and identifying possible financial strategic action to be implemented”