A glimpse of the activities carried out by the project TOGETHER during its first six months of implmenentation is available here. Click on the news to read.
GOAL: the economic situation is forcing public authorities to limit Energy Efficiency investments in buildings and, as in Central Europe there is a lack of uniformity in approaches and capacities to adopt Energy Efficiency solutions, our goal is to encourage Public Administrations to improve Energy Efficicency in their buildings also by involving users in energy management.
METHODOLOGY: TOGETHER aims at changing the existing atomistic vision into a holistic vision of the buildings as a whole of functions and relationships between physical space, technological devices and users’ needs-behaviour. TOGETHER goes beyond isolated technical interventions by integrating them with financial/contracting and Demand Side Management tools such as the EPIC model (Energy Performance integrated Contract), which is based on technological devices and a behaviour-based component and a Building Alliance concept among buildings managers, owners and users.
APPROACH: the Project Partners aim at setting up a capacity building platform where the Partners share experiences, competences and knowledge at different levels and find tools and guidance, implementing a transnational horizontal approach. Different administrative levels, from the local to the national one, are present as Associated Partners: 22 local communities that observe/test practically the knowledge and tools, 3 Associations of Local Authorities, 2 Regions, 1 National Fund and 2 Ministries that receive the project Transnational Strategy.
This Strategy aims at stimulating the political buy-in to Energy Efficiency integrated measures both on the supply and demand side when policy makers plan policies, programmes and investments in public buildings.
OUTPUTS: an Interdisciplinary Transnational Training Model; a Training of Trainers and 8 local Interdisciplinary Trainings, targeting about 150 owners/managers/decision makers; an Integrated Transnational Toolkit combining technical, financial and Demand Side Management tools; pilot actions involving 85 buildings audited and equipped with smart metering systems for a total of 8 pilot investments; a Transnational Strategy on how to increase Energy Efficiency in buildings through integrated tools, which is translated at partners’ level into a Policy Package that includes a Reinvestment Action Plan, aimed at triggering further investments.
BENEFICIARIES: 8 Partners and 30 Associated Partners will benefit directly from these outputs in different ways and Central Europe citizens will take advantage of savings generated by more skilled PAs able to secure funds and low cost measures for Energy Efficiency. TOGETHER offers a transnational capacity building platform, where partners with different levels of knowledge can strengthen their competences together, reducing their disparities, and promote actions on both the supply and demand side when planning Energy Efficiency in public buildings.
Last 30-31 March the Province of Treviso presented the results of the energy audits performed on its stakeholders' buildings. On occasion of the event, the stakeholders were also introduced to the training organized for them within the project TOGETHER.
The TOGETHER library is an open platform where you can find many interesting guidebooks, presentations, on-line tools and case studies that will help you improve the energy features of your building(s) and involve building managers and users in energy saving activities. The resources have been categorized into 4 main topics: technical, financial, DSM and other relevant aspects related to the overall topic of energy consumption optimisation.
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LP Province of Treviso - Italy
The Province of Treviso is a public body that operates at an intermediate level between the State and the Region in such fields as Buildings Estate and Public Tenders, Urban planning, Road System, Environment. School buildings management and technical-administrative support to local entities for energy planning are among its main competences.
PP2 Energy Agency Vysočiny - Czech Republic
the Energy Agency VysoČiny is a non profit organisation working in energy management, energy services and Waste management with a special focus on the Vysočina Region. the agency has great experience in consultancy in energy management, energy savings, monitoring of energy Consumption and waste management both for private And public sectors.
PP3 University of Maribor - Slovenia
the University of Maribor is the second largest and oldest university in Slovenia. the Faculty of Energy Technology aims for excellence, comprehensiveness, interdisciplinary, a symbiotic Relationship between education and scientific research, internationalization & cooperation with the Local economy.
PP4 City of Zagreb - Croatia
Zagreb is the largest city in Croatia. The City Office for energy, environment Protection and sustainable development coordinates the City’s efforts in energy efficiency, sustainability, conservation and Renewable energy.
PP5 Association of Municipalities Polish Network - Poland
The Association of Municipalities Polish Network "Energie Cités” (PNEC) is a non-governmental organisation which, since 1994, supports sustainable energy planning and Implementation at local level.
PP6 South Transdanubian Reg. Development Agency - Hungary
the South Transdanubian Regional Development agency is one of the leading regional development agencies of Hungary, owned in 100% by the three counties of the South Transdanubian Region, providing professional background for regional development with internal experts in sectors such as: energy, environment, urban development.
PP7 Municipality of 12th District of Budapest - Hungary
The Municipality of the 12th District of Budapest (Hegyvidek) is a local government responsible for the administration of the greenest district (‘Green Lung’) of Budapest. it manages 65 public buildings, 1300 flats and other premises, introducing measures to reduce energy consumption.
PP8 Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency - Slovak Republic
the Slovak Innovation and energy Agency was established in 1999 as a professional allowance agency directed by the Ministry of Economy. It is the centre of competence for energy efficiency, energy innovations and renewable energies. The main area of its experience is energy (energy audits, monitoring, efficiency etc.).
01 June 2016
31 May 2019