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Linking Energy Audit Policies to enhance and support SMEs towards energy efficiency

Deliverables

Report on existing support measures for energy audits and energy efficiency in SMEs

The report will contain an overview of energy end-use policies and programmes addressed to SMEs in the participating countries including subsidies, administrative polices, investment funds initiatives, networks, general information campaigns including self-scanning, and benchmarking methods (i.e. possibility for SMEs to compare their energy use).

Report on SMEs characterization to address an effective policy development

The report will describe the proposed SMEs characterization to address an effective policy development in the participant States

Report on energy audits market and main barriers in auditing SMEs

An analysis of the energy audits market and its main barriers will be provided. Both energy and non-energy barriers will be considered in the analysis.

Communication/Dissemination Plan

CommunicationDissemination Plan with Impact report as annual Annex This document will be reviewed in M122436

Capacity building implementation plan

This report will include the capacity building engagement and training plan for policy makers and implementing bodies energy agencies regulators including the detailed agendas of the training programmes per countryIt will also include a detailed engagement plan for nonpolicy makers such as trade associations financial institutions ESCOs and professionals associations

Guideline document on SMEs selection criteria and stakeholders Engagement

The deliverable consists in a guideline document on SMEs selection criteria and stakeholders Engagement A correct selection of the above mentioned criteria will be a crucial part of the whole WP3 activities

Report and infographic of the SMEs mapping

A state of the art of energy aspects related to SMEs will be provided. The following data and information, wherever available, will be gathered per sector at EU and National level: number of companies and size classification (according to staff headcounts), ownership structure, energy consumption, energy intensity, energy sources used geographic location.

Compilation of good practices

A compilation of energy audits and energy efficiency good practices will be collected and published Among the main criteria for the selection specific attention will be given to involvement of experts andor specific protocols such as IPMVP implementation of the energy saving measures addressed in the audit replicability of the proposed practice

Project Website & Visual Identity

The project website will integrate all relevant elements from all work packages and will serve as the public platform for all stakeholders to learn about the addedvalue of LEAP4SME learn about our work and discover the projects resourcesThe visual identity includes the logo icon and project slogan with guidelines specifying how visual elements are to be used on various communication materials

Publications

LEAP4SME international observatory on energy efficiency policies for enterprises and SMEs – key messages

Author(s): Biele Enrico; Herce Carlos; Martini Chiara; Salvio Marcello; Toro Claudia
Published in: SDEWES Conference 2022, 2023
Publisher: Zenodo
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10270179

Overview of Energy Efficiency Policies and Programmes for SMEs in Italy

Author(s): Toro, Claudia; Biele, Enrico; Carlos Herce; Chiara Martini; Marcello Salvio; Threpsiadi, Adrianna; Wilkinson-Dix, Jack
Published in: Energy Evaluation Europe 2022, Paris-Saclay, France, 28-30 September 2022, 2022
Publisher: Energy Evaluation Conference
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7404788

Best Policy Practices for Supporting Energy Efficiency in SMEs in UK

Author(s): Threpsiadi, Adrianna; Wilkinson-Dix, Jack; Biele, Enrico; Herce, Carlos; Martini, Chiara; Salvio, Marcello; Toro, Claudia
Published in: Energy Evaluation Europe 2022, Paris-Saclay, France, 28-30 September 2022, 2022
Publisher: Energy Evaluation Conference
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7404857

Energy Efficiency Policies for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Review

Author(s): Carlos Herce, Chiara Martini, Claudia Toro, Enrico Biele, Marcello Salvio
Published in: Sustainability, Volume 16, Issue 3, 2024, 2024, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su16031023

Impact of Energy Monitoring and Management Systems on the Implementation and Planning of Energy Performance Improved Actions: An Empirical Analysis Based on Energy Audits in Italy

Author(s): Carlos Herce; Enrico Biele; Chiara Martini; Marcello Salvio; Claudia Toro
Published in: Energies, 2021, Volume 14, Issue 16, 2021, ISSN 1996-1073
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
DOI: 10.3390/en14164723

A methodology to characterize energy consumption in small and medium-sized enterprises at national level in European countries

Author(s): Carlos Herce; Enrico Biele; Chiara Martini; Marcello Salvio; Claudia Toro; Gabriele Brandl; Petra Lackner; Stefan Reuter
Published in: Clean Technology Environmental Policy (2023), 2023, ISSN 1618-9558
Publisher: Springer Link
DOI: 10.1007/s10098-023-02606-z

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