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Energy Efficiency with Performance Guarantees in Private and Public Sector

Objective

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a proven model for modernizing mostly public buildings by ESCOs with guaranteed energy and cost savings. Nevertheless, a broad roll-out of EPC is being prevented mainly because of two unresolved issues: the split incentives dilemma and the lack of adequately flexible contract models.
The guarantEE project will address prevailing barriers to EPC in a team of 14 experienced partners, covering large parts of Europe in a mix of advanced and emerging ESCO markets.
Based on a concise market analysis, guarantEE will develop innovative business and financing models addressing and overcoming the split incentives dilemma in performance based ESCO projects. This will be done by adequately sharing costs and benefits between user, building owner and ESCO (triple-win approach), thus opening up new project opportunities. Furthermore, EPC contract variants will be elaborated and tested, addressing the need for enhanced flexibility (e.g. exit clauses, simplified M&V, future energy market needs, storage). The target groups are public and – especially in advanced EPC markets – private sector clients.
The developed models will be applied in 33 pilot projects involving private and public building owners. The project will achieve 78 GWh PE and 18000 tCO2 savings per year and will trigger investments of >11 M€.
Particularly in emerging EPC markets, guarantEE will support market development by providing standards, an online EPC pre-check, good practice examples, EPC information and project facilitation for mainly municipal clients. Broad dissemination activities, including the European Energy Service Award, will maximise the project visibility.
The project will address or consult at least 1000 building owners and EPC facilitators and will inform at least 2000 energy sector stakeholders on EPC.
The guarantEE project will unlock additional EPC project opportunities, contribute to standardisation, and provide political advice and steps towards a common energy service market in Europe.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

BERLINER ENERGIEAGENTUR GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Address
Franzosische Strasse 23
10117 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 286 837,41

Participants (13)

GRAZER ENERGIEAGENTUR GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 126 117,50
Address
Kaiserfeldgasse 13/1
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORSK ENOK OG ENERGI AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 93 154,54
Address
Ovre Eikervi 14
3048 Drammen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CITY OF DUBLIN ENERGY MANAGEMENT AGENCY LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 103 167,50
Address
Crown Alley 2 4 Temple Bar
2 Dublin
Activity type
Research Organisations
FACTOR 4 BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 132 775
Address
Kruisstraat 127
2570 Duffel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT CATALA D'ENERGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 86 937,50
Address
Carre Pamplona Planta 3 113
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TUD BUSINESS CONSULTING SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 86 906,25
Address
Str Nicolae Filimon Nr 45, Sector 6
060301 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGETICKE CENTRUM BRATISLAVA
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 61 968,75
Address
Ambrova 35
83101 Bratislava 37
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PUBLIC INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 63 625
Address
Lukiskiu Str.2
LT-01103 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENVIROS SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 96 170
Address
Dykova 53/10
101 00 Praha 10
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 74 582,50
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 156 868,75
Address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 73
2595 AC The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 98 475
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SEM ILE DE FRANCE ENERGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 118 972,50
Address
90-92 Avenue Du Général Leclerc
93500 Pantin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)