Final Dissemination event of receiver partner from Pomurje region

On 11th May 2022 Local Energy Agency Pomurje (LEAP) organized Dissemination event within STEPPING PLUS project, held in Nova Gorica.

LEAP has presented main project results and its activities in final part of the project. Short presentation of Action plan for Pomurje region was presented. Within Action Plan LEAP prepared list of buildings where the emphasis was on appropriate buildings and interested owners, also examples of experiences on EPC schemes in Pomurje were presented.  We can say that in the past region has some experiences with EPC scheme, but in our organization we got experiences now from STEPPING PLUS project from other project partners and their best practices.

The key barriers for the EPC implementation in Pomurje region were exposed, all from low level of awareness of EPC implementation by decision makers, distrust and ignorance of the EPC model and lack of energy service providers. Quite important reason and also an obstacle for bigger use of the EPC model is also the situation that majority of the most energy inefficient public buildings have been renovated through direct subsidies from the State (Ministry of Infrastructure/EU), which covered the eligible costs between 80 % and 100%.

In Action Plan we tried to find the buildings that have suitable indicators to place them in the plan for EPC. In the future our goal is raising awareness of EPC implementation by decision makers, to whom we need to present success stories.

Also the EPC Simulation tool was presented and the participant had opportunity to ask question how the tool is working and where it will be available for users.