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Making Energy Efficiency First principle operational

Objective

"""Efficiency First"" (E1st) is a fundamental principle applied to policymaking, planning and investment in the energy sector, which is gaining visibility in European energy and climate policy. ENEFIRST will help making the E1st principle more concrete and operational, better understand its relevance for energy demand and supply and its broader impacts across sectors and markets, focussing on the buildings sector. Its main objectives are to define the principle of E1st in practical terms, assess how it has been applied internationally and how it applies to the EU context, to assess the value of applying E1st across different policy areas for buildings’ end-use energy efficiency and to quantify the impacts of increased building energy efficiency for the future energy system in the EU, and to identify key policy areas for the application of E1st and develop policy proposals for its implementation in the EU Buildings Sector. The methodology of ENEFIRST has been designed in light of the novelty of the approach informed by a deep understanding of the current energy policy landscape and the existing practices of energy efficiency policy making and is based in three pillars a) identification of the most relevant policy areas where the E1st principle can be applied to achieve the highest impact in terms of energy system benefits, through screening 5 areas of potential application, modelling three scenarios and five modelling case studies and applying the E1st in three regions in the EU, b) application of the E1st in policy instruments, through assessing the applicability and transferability of international E1st approaches and quantifying the impacts of E1st (through modelling and multi-criteria analysis), and c) application of E1st through the design of policy instruments and the analysis of their application in country case studies. All the foreseen tasks will be carried out with the validation of experts’ groups that formulate the ENEFIRST Stakeholder Community."

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICY STICHTING
Address
Kingsfordweg 151
1043 GR Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 256 187,50

Participants (6)

REGULATORY ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 316 000
Address
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
BUILDINGS PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE EUROPE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 360 605
Address
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 263 502,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 119 562,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IREES GMBH - INSTITUT FUR RESSOURCENEFFIZIENZ UND ENERGIESTRATEGIEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 92 280
Address
Schonfeldstrasse 8
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 91 812,50
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments