While Slovenia has made great strides in ESCO market development in the past, the country has yet to overcome some obstacles. The reason for Slovenia's orientation towards the EPC was, as in other EU...

On Thursday 16th December project partners gathered online for the third training – Q&A session on the topic “The Measurement and verification procedures of performance”.

7 Municipalities of the Unione Reno Galliera, in the province of Bologna, thanks to STEPPING PLUS project, are getting technical assistance by AESS in order to deliver in next Spring an Investment...

In the framework of the STEPPING PLUS project, AURA-EE and the AREC Occitanie have jointly worked on the development of energy performance contracts and focus on the accompanying of local authorities...

After the selection phase characterized by the interest of about 30 municipalities and more than 120 buildings, the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, with the support of Regione Piemonte, has finally...



STEPPING PLUS – The project focuses on the TRANSFERRING of previously MED STEPPING project outputs. The main objective of STEPPING PLUS is to transfer the EPC (Energy Performance Contracts) guidelines and the related simulation tool to receivers.

The project aims at promoting and facilitating energy renovation of public buildings, being a crucial challenge of programme area and contributing to the recently launched EC Strategy “A renovation Wave for Europe”, included in the Green Deal Action Plane.

The project brings together eight partners from four countries of the programme area. Three partners that actively participated in STEPPING project act as givers. The remaining five partners – regional energy agencies and authorities – act as receivers. One additional receiver, a municipality in involved as associated partner.  


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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