The Kick-off Meeting of STEPPING PLUS took place on the 30th of March 2021. Due to COVID Pandemia it was organized as online conference.

STEPPING EPC MED community is a space exclusively dedicated to MED public procurers, including ESCOs and experts interested in Energy Performance Contract (EPC) application, MED organizations involved...

You are invited to read and share among your stakeholders the MED EPC Guidelines!

STEPPING project was presented during the Agora session on the conference organized by the Interreg MED Programme managed by the Region of Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, together with the Managing...

STEPPING project partners who have been cooperating during the last three years brought project activities to the final step. The final conference took place in Athens on 24th October, the day after...



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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