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Valuing and Communicating Multiple Benefits of Energy-Efficiency Measures

Objective

Research suggests that the industrial and service sectors, which account for 40% of final energy consumption in the EU, offer substantial potential for cost-effective energy savings. However, an under-investment in energy-efficiency—an “energy-efficiency gap”—is observed in all countries due to the persistent existence of barriers. One key barrier is that companies do not consider energy use as a contributor to their competitive advantage. As a result, investments in energy efficiency are neglected compared to other investments. On the other hand, many frequently observed multiple benefits (MBs) of energy efficiency– such as improved product quality, higher flexibility, reduced production time, reduced production loss, increased safety, reduced operational, commercial, legal or climate change risks - represent important core business benefits for companies. Thus, MBs enhance both the strategic character and financial attractiveness of energy efficiency projects in companies.
M-BENEFITS aims at including the MBs of energy efficiency in investment decisions of companies and thereby substantially increasing the deployment of cost-effective energy saving potentials. It contributes to the work programme by delivering best-practice examples, tools and trainings on the importance of MBs for investment decisions in companies, thereby addressing all relevant decision-makers.
M-BENEFITS will
-create a harmonised approach to include the MBs of energy efficiency in investment decisions of companies,
-collect data and develop case studies throughout the industrial and service sectors to build-up evidence base and know-how on the importance of MBs for companies,
-develop evaluation, communication and training tools for companies to identify and quantify MBs in energy efficiency projects and to communicate them in energy, operational and strategic terms,
-provide tailor-made ways for trainings inside and outside the company and for communication on MBs to relevant stakeholders.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-EE-2017-CSA-PPI

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 335 540,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 140 047,50
Address
Quartier Unil-centre Bâtiment Unicentre
1015 Lausanne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 97 937,50
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 81 661,25
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BORG & CO AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 126 187,50
Address
Sveavagen 98 4tr
113 50 Stockholm

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

EUROPEAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY EFFICIENT ECONOMY FORENING - ECEEE
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 42 756,25
Address
Sveav 98 Iv
11350 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUILDINGS PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE EUROPE ASBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 134 757,50
Address
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GRAZER ENERGIEAGENTUR GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 129 675,00
Address
Kaiserfeldgasse 13/1
8010 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IREES GMBH - INSTITUT FUR RESSOURCENEFFIZIENZ UND ENERGIESTRATEGIEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 153 568,75
Address
Durlacher Allee 77
76131 Karlsruhe

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'USO RAZIONALE DELL'ENERGIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 108 012,50
Address
Via Anguillarese 301
00123 Rome

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KRAJOWA AGENCJA POSZANOWANIA ENERGII SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 56 000,00
Address
Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79
00 697 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 81 258,75
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO DE SISTEMAS E ROBOTICA-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 76 650,00
Address
Polo Ii Vila Franca Edf Departemento Eng Electrotecnica E Computadores
3030-290 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 40 281,25
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FACHHOCHSCHULE ZENTRALSCHWEIZ - HOCHSCHULE LUZERN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 182 156,25
Address
Werftestrasse 4
6002 Luzern

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zentralschweiz Luzern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 80 000,00
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Jura
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00