Home & room controls
significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
May 16th, 2013 [more]
eu.bac Press-Release - Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – Wasting Energy Costs the Earth
May 15th, 2013 [more]
eu.bac Breakfast Debate 15 May, 2013
March 12th, 2013 [more]
eu.bac System Press Release for ISH 2013 - 10% Energy savings per 20 points Structured identification and exploration of energy consumption by building automation systems
What is Energy Performance Contracting and how can it contribute to Energy Efficiency in Europe?
“Buildings are responsible for 40% of the energy consumption and 36% of EU CO2 emissions. According to different researches made in Europe, approximately 210 million building units constitute the EU building stock, while the average new build rate is only about 1% per year. Europe therefore needs to accelerate the renovation of its existing buildings today to decrease their energy consumption and to meet its energy efficiency target.
Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) offers a complete turnkey solution with very little risks for the building owners thanks to the outcome guarantees provided by the Energy Services Companies (ESCO) that ensure the predicted energy and operational savings and CO2 reductions are met over time.
Although EPC is internationally recognized as being a guaranteed, cost-effective and scalable procurement method to reduce energy costs and environmental impacts of buildings, the EPC market still remains globally underdeveloped in Europe while it is today the standard practice in North America.
eu.bac aims to accelerate the adoption of Energy Performance Contracting as a mechanism to help EU Member States in achieving their energy efficiency targets. In this context the European Energy Services Companies Association, eu.ESCO, was founded as part of eu.bac to provide best practices and knowledge sharing to drive standardization and accelerate EPC use.
There are many examples of successful EPC projects in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, and Scandinavia, although as I stated above, the market is still globally underdeveloped and EPC is still not known and implemented throughout the entire EU. Promoting its usage is therefore crucial: on one side it will strengthen the energy services market in Europe contributing to create new local jobs and on the other side it is a necessity to help the EU to achieve its ambitious energy efficiency objectives and to create a sustainable, healthy future for all Europeans”.
To learn more about the specifics of Energy Performance Contracting and about eu.ESCO, click here: www.eu-esco.org
How can policy ensure that buildings only use the energy that they need?
A discussion on the potential of controls and energy management systems
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT BRUSSELS:
Wednesday, 15th May 2013
08:00 - 09:30 hrs
in the Members Salon
in English, no translation provided