Financing Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector” – 30th May 2018, Torino

A STEPPING successful event to promote EPC and energy management

On the 30th of May 2018, in the framework of the Interreg MED STEPPING project, the Piemonte Region, in cooperation with Environment Park, organized in Torino the conference “Financing Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector”. The event was also correlated with the Interreg Alpine Space PEACE_Alps project and with the Energy Day of the EU Sustainable Energy Week.

Relevant speakers from EU, Regional Public Authorities and Academic Institutions took the floor in order to provide their contributions and share their experiences and good practices related to innovative energy efficiency investments application, mainly EPC, and to the importance of implementing an energy management system.

To give the opportunity to the participant to get in touch with a practical example of what Local Administrations can obtain with EPC, a very interesting site visit to a Nearly Zero Energy Building, realized with a deep renovation of an existing public school in the municipality of Bruino, was organized In the afternoon.

The event was attended by more than 100 people, mainly coming from Local Authorities of Piemonte Region, which are the main target of services and examples provided, but also by professionals (engineers-architects) and ESCOs, one of the key players in the investment’s implementation.

As pointed out several times during the conference energy efficiency is nowadays essential for local administrations in order to reduce consumptions-costs, environmental impacts but also to increase quality of life. Under a technical point of view, during the presentations, but also within the final public debate, was highlighted that they need a strong support and coordination action from territorial coordinator at higher level to carry on such activities and that is extremely important to promote aggregation of municipalities/buildings (bundling) in order to achieve a critical mass, create economy of scale and be attractive for private investors.

 

Regione Piemonte realized a short video to promote the conference and the project in the framework of Energy Days 2018 (EUSEW). Clik here to watch the video!