Solutions For
Energy Efficiency In Public Infrastructure

The buildings account for approximately 40% of final energy consumption. Investing in energy efficiency measures in buildings can therefore bring substantial energy savings, while supporting economic growth, sustainable development and creating jobs. Greater use of energy-efficient measures and technologies, combined with renewable energy, are cost effective ways of enhancing the security of energy supply.  

Ongoing activities of our projects include:

  • Energy management measures with the aim to reduce energy consumption and improve energy efficiency of public buildings, in particular schools. Besides buildings, also other types of public infrastructure such as wastewater treatment plants and municipal waste management infrastructure as well as public lighting are addressed. 
  • Addressing the retrofitting and refurbishment of existing buildings into near zero energy buildings. 
  • Providing technical and financial solutions, also applying different forms of financing and contractual arrangements as well as demand side management tools.
  • Pilot testing and identifying  potential usage of renewable energy in public infrastructures and preparing follow-up investments.

Solutions Created by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Projects: 

Collection of energy efficiency best practices, strategies and action plans and various tools

Energy and resource efficiency application for calculating energy savings and reductions of CO2 emissions

► Assessment tool for public investments

► Roadmap for financing energy efficiency actions

Platform for designing and financing projects for nearly zero energy public buildings

Guidelines for integrating dynamic lighting into public lighting systems

Tool for measuring the energy self-sufficiency of the house 

Tool for calculating the optimal size of a photovoltaic and a battery energy storage system for a site

 Measures to promote wastewater as a source of renewable energy

 Resources for use of shallow geothermal energy for heating, cooling or seasonal heat storage

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