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ProCold: Empowering stakeholders to deliver highly energy efficient professional cold products

Objective

The general objective of the project is to empower private stakeholders and public authorities in adapting and enforcing EU and national energy efficiency policies in the sector of professional cold products.

A specific objective is to ensure more energy efficient professional cold products enter the EU market and increase their market shares, thereby contributing to the EU’s energy efficiency goals and policies.

The product groups concerned relate to products cooling, refrigerating or freezing foodstuff and drinks in professional premises – from public buildings, to hotels, retailers, and canteens. These represent significant energy consumption, important differences exist between various models of the same product category, but, due to lack of clear regulation and lack of information, the potential for more energy efficient models remains untapped.

The specific legislation concerned is the one regulating the minimum energy performance standards (Ecodesign) and energy labelling, as well as public procurement activities. The project benefits from ideal timing, since a number of the above mentioned product groups do not have an energy efficiency regulation in place, but these are planned to be developed and the project would therefore contribute to the knowledge of public authorities and policy makers on the specific performance characteristics of these product groups, based on which an effective legislation could be implemented and monitored.

Target groups of this project are threefold: empowering public authorities in implementing effective policies on energy efficiency of professional cold products; motivating product manufacturers and suppliers in delivering more efficient models to the market; and working with the food industry, retailers, building operators and other stakeholders in demanding and procuring more efficient professional cold products.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

AGENCE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE LAMAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE
Address
Avenue Du Gresille 20
49004 Angers Cedex 01
France
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 81 877,50

Participants (8)

GUIDE TOPTEN SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 114 273,75
Address
Place De La Chapelle 20
75018 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEVEN, THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY CENTER Z.U.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 115 383,75
Address
Americka 17
12000 Praha
Activity type
Other
OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 005
Address
Merzhauser Strasse 173
79100 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
OSTERREICHISCHE ENERGIEAGENTUR AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY
Austria
EU contribution
€ 150 593,75
Address
Mariahilfer Strasse 136
1150 Wien
Activity type
Other
Quercus - Associação nacional de Conservação da natureza
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 71 987,50
Address
Centro Associativo Do Calhau Bairro Do Calhau
1500 045 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
SVENSKA NATURSKYDDSFORENINGEN I
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 152 560
Address
Asogatan 115
11691 Stockholm
Activity type
Other
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 78 990,55
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUSH ENERGIE GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rebweg 4
7012 Felsberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)