STEP UP TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY!
STEPPING - Supporting The EPC Public Procurement IN Going-beyond brings together nine partners from seven countries of Mediterranean Area for testing new approach of application of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) scheme.
Are Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) always the best solution for energy efficiency plans of public buildings in the MED area? How is it possible to increase their diffusion? These were the main questions addressed by STEPPING project, from 9 partners coming from 7 different European Countries.
The possible solutions came out by testing a new approach for the application of EPC scheme for energy efficiency intervention for public buildings. A common methodology was identified for the implementations of pilot activities in partnership regions. Local authorities were engaged through dissemination events and a hard field work involving policy makers and stakeholders which led to the subscription of 22 formal Agreements with 70 public bodies. Small municipalities of a specific area with their buildings needing renovation were pooled together to develop joint Investment Plans (economy of scale plus critical mass for the EPC market requirements) and, in some cases, launch the EPC tender.
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