ChArGED (CleAnweb Gamified Energy Disaggregation) develops a gamified framework that aims to change energy-consumption behaviors and reduce energy waste in public buildings by leveraging IoT low-cost devices (NFC/BLE) to improve energy disaggregation mechanisms and identify energy wastages at the device, area and end user level and are targeted by a Mobile App for user engagement and motivation.
CITYnvest (Increasing Capacities in Cities for Innovative Financing in Energy Efficiency) strives to introduce innovative financing models (revolving funds, EPC,TPF, cooperative models, etc.) in 3 Pilot Regions and conduct a wide-scale capacity building programme in 10 focus countries concerning specific financial instruments/business models. The assessment of innovative financial models is integral to discovering opportunities and identifying and overcoming barriers that specifically local and regional levels face. The project aims to develop a web-based portal that provides diverse practical guidance and match-makes experienced forerunners with less-experienced first-timer authorities.
Contact: Giustino Piccolo, Climate Alliance Europe - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FINERPOL (Financial Instruments for Energy Renovation Policies) aims to create financial tools to replace non-returnable grant systems, making public investment more cost-effective. Most of public incentives are currently used with non-returnable grant systems, which are showing important weakness compared to other schemes, such as Financial Instruments (FIs), so national and regional administrations need to innovate in the application of public funds moving to more cost-effective support policies. FINERPOL, funded by Interreg Europe, is creating FIs in 8 European email@example.com
HotMaps (Heating and Cooling: Open Source Tool for Mapping and Planning of Energy Systems) aims at designing a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and urban planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in line with EU policies. In addition to guidelines and handbooks on how to carry out strategic heating and cooling (H&C) planning, HotMaps will provide the first H&C planning software that is user-driven, open source and EU-28 compatible.
Project coordinator: Lukas Kranzl, TU Vienna - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OrbEEt (ORganizational Behaviour improvement for Energy Efficient adminisTrative public offices) establishes a trusted Systemic Enterprise Operational Rating framework, with the ability for real time building monitoring, continuous measurement of the impact of different activities on the overall building energy performance and most importantly, for timely, relevant and personalized feedback that aims at triggering sustainable behaviours. Within ORBEET, energy efficiency is achieved through progressive improvement of organizational efficiency, while energy performance is optimally balanced with business performance and occupant preferences to avoid organizational performance degradation or loss of occupant comfort.
Contact: Dery Torres, SOLINTEL M&P SL - Email: email@example.com
PEAKapp (Personal Energy Administration Kiosk application: an ICT-ecosystem for Energy Savings through Behavioural Change, Flexible Tariffs and Fun) targets the development of an unprecedented ICT -to- Human ecosystem. The app aims to trigger lasting energy savings in households through behavioural change and continuous engagement, to enable increased consumption of clean and low-priced electricity from renewable energy sources, to connect customers to Facebook, to motivate customers through an integrated serious game and to boost the efficacy of Smart Home building energy management systems by integrating their functionalities into the PEAKapp solution. With this first close-to-market-ready attempt to provide households with a dynamic electricity tariff in the EU, the door is opened for the most significant impact on the household electricity market since its liberalization.
Contact: Ana Povh, RTDS Group - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Smarter Together (Smart and Inclusive Solutions for a Better Life in Urban Districts) will prepare the ground for large-scale replication and ensure an in-depth knowledge transfer about setting up of smart city business models and user-centric innovation in order to contribute to positive societal dynamics.
Contact: Veronika Cerna, GOPA Com. - Email: email@example.com
SUPPORT (Support Local Governments in Low Carbon Strategies) tackles the difficulties encountered by many cities and towns of partner regions in the implementation of sustainable energy policies. SUPPORT aims to improve the coordination and performance of policy instruments to implement national and regional energy efficiency programmes at local level, through: the reduction of the implementation gap and a more effective use of available funding opportunities (including Structural Funds); reinforcing the coordination and support role of regions and focusing on the development of more cost-effective and wide-range actions.
TRUST EPC SOUTH (Building TRUST in Energy Performance Contracting for tertiary sector energy efficiency and sustainable energy projects in Southern European Countries) aims to scale up investments on Energy Efficiency (EE) and other Renewable Energy (RES) technologies in the private tertiary sector of Southern European countries with particular focus on Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) projects. This objective will be achieved through the development of an ad hoc investment assessment and benchmarking framework building upon an established real estate assessment tool (Green Rating™) and supported with the organization of tailored capacity building activities.