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Energy-efficient products

Consume green
Europe

Project report 22 projects funded by the


Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy-Europe
programme
Energy efficiency
N°3 – July 2008

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CONTENTS

Energy efficiency

Introduction 2
Project 1 > GreenLabelsPurchase (GreenLabelsPurchase) 4
Project 2 > Strategies for development and diffusion of Energy-Efficient Distribution Transformers (SEEDT) 5
Project 3 > Bottom up to Kyoto (ButK) 6
Project 4 > How to reduce energy consumption in households (Eco n’Home) 7
Project 5 > Green Initiative for energy-efficient eco-products in the construction industry (GREEN-IT) 8
Project 6 > Technology procurement for very energy-efficient circulation Pumps (Energy+ Pumps) 9
Project 7 > Development of the market for energy-efficient servers (E-Server) 10

Energy-efficient products
Project 8 > Raising the Efficiency of Boiler Installations (BOILEFF) 11
Consume green Project 9 > Pro-Efficient cold and lighting products (PROEFFICIENCY) 12
Project 10 > Monitoring Electricity consumption in the Tertiary sector (EL-TERTIARY) 13
Project 11 > European Efficient Residential Lighting Initiative (EnERLIn) 14
Europe

Project 12 > European Smart Metering Alliance (ESMA) 15


Project report 22 projects funded by the
Project 13 > Energy-Efficient Elevators and Escalators (E4) 16
Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy-Europe
programme
Energy efficiency
No 3 – July 2008

Project 14 > Public Procurement boosts Energy Efficiency (PRO-EE) 17


Project 15 > Motor Challenge Programme – Energy-Efficient Electric Motor systems
© istockPhoto.com in new Member and Candidate Countries (4EM-MCP) 18
Project 16 > Boiler Information System on Efficiency (Bison) 19
Project 17 > EURO-TOPTEN (TOPTEN) 20
Project 18 > Implementing EU Appliance Policy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEECAP) 21
Project 19 > Monitoring and control of energy consumption in municipal public buildings
over the Internet (ENERinTOWN) 22
Project 20 > Intelligent road and street lightning in Europe (E-Street) 23
Project 21 > Residential Monitoring to Decrease Energy Use and Carbon Emissions
in Europe (REMODECE) 24
Project 22 > The European GreenLight Programme in New Member States (New GreenLight) 25
Editorial information
Project Reports are published by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation of the European Commission (EACI). The reports showcase projects
funded across the European Union by the Intelligent Energy-Europe programme (IEE) which promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy. The projects
are presented by theme and contain contact details for participants to help build a network of project participants across the EU.
The reports are available in English, French and German.

Editor: EACI.
Design and layout: Tipik S.A.

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Energy efficiency

Introduction
In 2005 European households used 69 % of their efficient products in the residential and tertiary
energy to heat rooms. Fourteen percent was sectors. This means using the best technologies
used to heat water, and about 17 % went on for consuming less energy, while guaranteeing or
lighting, cooking and other electrical appliances. even improving end-user comfort levels.
While the percentage used for ambient heating
Targets should be reached using information
has decreased over the last 20 years, the share
campaigns, awards, benchmarking, voluntary
of energy consumed by electric appliances is
agreements, exhibitions, training, and by
projected to grow from 15 % in 2000 to 27 %
promoting best practices so that the market
in 2030. Across the 27 EU countries, household
share of energy-efficient products goes up and
electricity consumption is around 29 % of total
less efficient products are gradually phased out.
electricity consumption.
The programme aims to enforce the application and
Considerable effort has gone into reducing
enhance the awareness of EU labels and minimum
energy consumption by appliances, but changes
energy efficiency standards, as well as suggesting
in lifestyle have offset a large part of this. In the
life cycle approaches so that products are designed,
tertiary sector, office equipment is responsible for
manufactured, purchased, installed, used and
up to 40 % of the electricity consumed in every
disposed of in the most energy-intelligent way.
building. This sector, which includes outdoor
lighting, is growing as is its demand for energy. Twenty-two ongoing projects for energy-efficient
products
To support the integration of energy efficiency
measures into national legislation, the European Energy-efficient products were the subject of
Commission has proposed several directives which three calls for proposals under the auspices of
have been adopted and are now in force. These the Intelligent Energy – Europe I Programme
cover broad areas where there is significant energy between 2003 and 2006.
saving potential for equipment and products, in Fifteen projects started early in 2006, four in
particular the Directive on Eco-design Requirements early 2007 and another three late in 2007. The
for Energy-using Products, the Directive on the projects run from 28 to 36 months, with four to
Energy Labelling of Domestic Appliances and the 18 partners. With the exception of Luxembourg,
Regulation on the Energy Efficiency Labelling all EU-27 countries plus Norway are represented.
Programme for Office Equipment.
Most of the projects address more than one of
Key IEE measures for energy-efficient products the key priorities, with a focus on ‘Technology
The Intelligent Energy-Europe programme procurement, buyer initiatives and other
supports action aimed at overcoming non- approaches for accelerating the transformation
technological market barriers for energy- of the market’ (17 projects).

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Energy efficiency

Seven projects cover ‘Enforcing the application of the Directive on Energy End-use Efficiency
and enhancing the awareness of EU labels and and Energy Services, will take place in northern
minimum energy efficiency standards’ while 12 Germany in November 2008.
focus on ‘Monitoring market transformation and
Expected results
preparing the ground for new policy initiatives’.
While IEE projects on energy-efficient products
The 22 ongoing IEE projects take in a wide range of
are not yet complete, they have already resulted
products, technologies and markets. They should
in concrete action. Brochures, guidelines,
help prepare the ground for individual energy-
training/communication/press kits, articles and
efficient products in markets such as residential
web tools are currently under design to increase
lighting, office and street lighting, IT servers,
awareness.
boilers, air conditioners, motor systems, pumps,
circulators, elevators, escalators, distribution Early successes include the GreenLight award; a
transformers and construction products. quality charter for energy saving lamps; the signing
up of new Motor Challenge and GreenLight
At the same time there are broader awareness-
partners and endorsers; the certification of boiler
raising projects aimed at promoting successful
installations; the setting of benchmarks for IT
programmes in the new Member States
servers; the development of voluntary agreements
(GreenLight, Motor Challenge Programme,
for distribution transformers; voluntary labels
CEECAP). Other such projects include the
for construction products and draft standards
TOPTEN webpage on energy-efficient residential
for street lighting; and the Eco n’Home website,
appliances; energy-efficient public procurement;
which can be used for adding up kWh and CO2
residential and tertiary databases and monitoring
emission savings following home audits.
activities on energy-efficient appliances; and
a European Smart Metering Alliance for the The TOPTEN website has seen more than 50 000
residential sector. monthly hits, while another project has helped
spread public procurement guidelines in the IT,
The ongoing projects are complemented by three
office equipment, lighting, vehicles and buildings
important IEE events. Two took place in 2006:
sectors.
the 4th International Conference on Energy
Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting All projects have a website announcing events,
in London (EEDAL’06) and the Buy Bright Event offering downloads and providing further
in Brussels, promoting public procurement for information and contact details (see http://
energy-efficient lighting. The third, the Energy ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/projects).
Forum Eastwestphalia-Lippe, which will focus on
promoting product energy efficiency in the light

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Turning
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Energy efficiency
over
a green leaf

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

C O O R D I N AT O R
Kerstin Kallmann
1
GreenLabelsPurchase
Berliner Energieagentur, Germany

+49 30 29 33 30 33
Kallmann@berliner-e-agentur.de GreenLabelsPurchase
http://www.greenlabelspurchase.net

PA RT N E R S
Duration: 1/2006–6/2008
Berliner Energieagentur (BE), Germany
Beratungs- und Service-Gesellschaft Umwelt
(BSU), Germany
Objectives
O.Ö. Energiesparverband (OÖ ESV), Austria This project aims to increase the use of energy labels in the procurement processes of public authorities,
Motiva Oy (MOTIVA), Finland the tertiary sector, industry and SMEs. It hopes to develop standardised tools to support ‘greener’
procurement procedures, to identify the main barriers to their introduction and to overcome them.
National Agency for New Technologies,
Target areas include IT products, household appliances, lights, vehicles, building components and green
Energy and the Environment (ENEA), Italy
power. Both international and national steering committees will be set up, while results will be reported
Technological Building and Civil Engineering using internet portals, press releases, articles, presentations, workshops and conferences.
Institute (ZRMK), Slovenia
Efeko Ltd (Efeko), Finland
Centre for Energy Efficiency (EnEffect), Bulgaria Results
Ekodoma (Ekodoma), Latvia
> Guidelines, performance sheets and calculation tools have been made available
Budapest University of Technology to purchasers from the public and private sector in the nine participating countries.
and Economics (BMU), Hungary A good practice database with success stories from all over Europe is being compiled.
National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE), Several thousand purchasers have been consulted about what it takes to save energy
Poland through intelligent procurement. Energy consultants have been trained in applying
the GreenLabelsPurchase standard.
Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), Hungary
> Public authorities and private companies have begun applying green procurement
measures using GreenLabelsPurchase criteria. Pilot projects range from a small Graduate
School in Riga, Latvia, which bought 14 computer monitors, to the German bank KfW,
which switched the power supply of all its premises to 100 % green power. By the end
of the project, between 40 and 50 pilots will have taken place.

> Recommendations and purchasing criteria were refined in collaboration with national
steering committees, which brought together ministries and national institutions for
public procurement. This ensured GreenLabelsPurchase criteria were implemented
on a national level, for example in the context of the EU Directive on Energy Services.

> In spite of reluctance to change proven procurement policies in public administrations
and private companies, several institutions have been convinced of the need to adopt
minimum standards on energy efficiency. One example is the City of Berlin,
which adopted very strict CO2 emission standards for the buying and leasing
of cars for all of its public institutions.

Budget: €1 001 340 (EU contribution: 49.99 %)

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Transforming Energy efficiency

distribution

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
2 Associate Professor Frangiskos V. Topalis
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Strategies for development
and diffusion of Energy-Efficient
+30 210 7723627
fvt@central.ntua.gr

Distribution Transformers
http://www.seedt.ntua.gr

SEEDT PA RTN ERS


National Technical University of Athens (NTUA),
Greece

Duration: 1/2006–6/2008 National Environment and Energy Management


Agency (ADEME), France
Energy Management Alternatives, Renewable

Objectives Energy Sources and Environment (AERE), France


AREVA T&D (AREVA), Poland
The aim of SEEDT is to promote the use of energy-efficient distribution transformers (DTs). Potential Endesa (Endesa), Spain
annual electricity savings in Europe from DTs are estimated to be around 22 TWh as far as utilities are
Federation of the Scientific and Technical
concerned (which is the equivalent of nine million tonnes of CO2) and 5 TWh in industry and the tertiary
Associations (FAST), Italy
sector. Together this is equivalent to the output of the EU’s three largest coal-fired electricity plants,
or the consumption of 5.1 million homes. Strategies for achieving these savings will include labelling, Lodz Energy Company (LZE), Poland

standards, and voluntary agreements. Manufacturers, utility companies, industries, and buildings Polish Copper Promotion Centre (PCPM), Poland
managers will be targeted with information campaigns. Wuppertal Institute for Climate,
Environment and Energy (WI), Germany

Results
> Round table discussions have been organised in six countries and attended
by policy-makers, electricity utilities, energy producers and transformer manufacturers.
International workshops were organised in Paris and Prague. The goals of SEEDT have
been promoted at energy conferences in four countries. Four biannual newsletters
have been produced.

> A web-based tool has been developed for the calculation of energy loss in distribution
transformers and the comparison of different transformers, taking into account both
financial and environmental parameters.

> Three models for energy labelling of DTs have been developed, as well as another for
calculating the energy saving potential and CO2 emission reductions under different policy
scenarios. Measures for the gradual replacement of the existing DTs have been proposed.

> Project managers have suggested regulatory changes in EU countries and the introduction
of a mandatory minimum efficiency standard.

> A technical guide has been distributed giving advice to DT users on how to choose them.
It contains tools for the analysis of the additional production cost as well as the economic
benefits resulting from energy savings.

Budget: €637 864 (EU contribution: 50 %)

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Lighting
up the path
to Kyoto
> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

C O O R D I N AT O R
Gerald Strickland 3
European Lamp Companies Federation, Belgium
Bottom up to Kyoto
ButK
+32 2706 86 08
Gerald.Strickland@elcfed.org
http://butk.elcfed.org

PA RT N E R S Duration: 1/2007–12/2009
European Lamp Companies Federation (ELC),
Belgium
Berliner Energieagentur (BE), Germany
Objectives
European Association of Electrical Contractors To reduce CO2 emissions, more use of energy-efficient lighting products must be made. Several obstacles
(AIE), Belgium prevent this from happening, such as the higher purchase price or a lack of understanding of the long-
European Union of Electrical Wholesalers term benefits. Using five municipalities as examples, ButK aims to help overcome barriers to switching to
(EUEW), Belgium energy-efficient lighting technologies and to provide tender specifications and procurement standards to
other municipalities, thereby helping Europe meet its Kyoto targets. Each municipality will be provided
Municipality of Cluj (Cluj), Romania
with a tailor-made energy-efficient lighting strategy which can serve as a model.
Municipality of Raciechowice (Raciechowice),
Poland
Municipality of Riga (Riga), Latvia Results
Municipality of Slovenska Bistrica (Bistrica),
Slovenia > Bottom up to Kyoto has carried out technical and economic feasibility studies using
lighting data from the five municipalities. Estimates of the potential savings from
Municipality of Võru (Voru), Estonia
switching to efficient lighting systems have been made. The necessary investments
have also been calculated.

> The potential savings identified are: €11 500 annually for the 6 000 inhabitants
of Raciechowice, Poland; €218 000 for 60 schools in Riga, Latvia; €39 000 a year
for the 15 000 inhabitants of Voru, Estonia; up to €97 000 for the town of Slovenska
Bistrica in Slovenia; and €35 000 in Dej, Romania.

> A study of CO2 emissions attributable to the lighting sector has found that emissions
vary greatly according to the type of fuel used.

Budget: €753 942 (EU contribution: 48.22 %)

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Energy
change Energy efficiency

begins
at home

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
4 Erwan Olivo
Agence Locale de l’Energie (MVE), France
How to reduce energy
consumption in households
+33 1 42 87 13 55
eolivo@agence-mve.org

Eco n’Home
http://www.econhome.net

PA RTN ERS

Duration: 1/2006–12/2008 Agence Locale de l’Energie (MVE), France


energie-studie & realisatie (e-ster), Belgium
Marches Energy Agency (MEA), United Kingdom

Objectives Climate Protection and Energy Advice Agency


(KliBA), Germany, Germany
Improving the energy efficiency of buildings, which consume 40 % of energy in Europe, will reduce Gefosat (Gefosat), France
CO2 emissions and contribute to compliance with the Kyoto protocol. Eco n’Home explores innovative
National Environment and Energy Management
approaches to reducing the energy consumption of households by identifying possible improvements in
Agency (ADEME), France
their day-to-day energy use. The main result should be the ‘home energy diagnosis’ – a tool to reduce
domestic energy consumption. Based on a common methodology, this tool should be transferable Agencia Municipal de Energia de Almada
to users across Europe. It will allow analysis of energy consumption in households and, based on the (AGENEAL), Portugal
findings, will lead to technical and non-technical recommendations for reducing energy use in heating, Agencia Energia e Ambiente di Torino (EAA),
electricity and transport. This tool will be subject to testing during an 18-month period. Italy
Leicester Energy Agency (LEA), United Kingdom

Results Fédération des Agences Locales de Maîtrise


de l’Energie (FLAME), France

> Initial results are encouraging: we have seen household energy savings of around 17 %
per year on average, which translates into a two tonnes CO2 saving per household per year.

>H
 ouseholds seemed less motivated when provided with free services and surveys
compared to paid-for services.

>T
 he predominant motivating factor of those taking part was to save money, for example
on heating bills. Environmental awareness was low. In order to address this problem,
information about climate change and energy efficiency should be included in project
literature. Around 20 % of the households surveyed consider that participating in such
programmes had lead to a change in their behaviour towards the environment.

> Implementing one small measure can help the householder implement subsequent,
more complicated measures. In some cases, giving the householder just one low-energy
light bulb led to the replacement of all lights with low-energy bulbs.

>T
 he implementation of low cost measures is often preferred to higher cost measures due
to the number of barriers. The role of the advisor is to assist householders in overcoming
these barriers, which might be psychological: for example, a fear of change or distrust
of suppliers or products. Other fears identified were financial, such as poor incentives
or lack of resources, and cultural, such as pressure from family or friends.

Budget: €1 160 108 (EU contribution: 50 %)

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Projectreport Building a
Energy efficiency green future

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

C O O R D I N AT O R
Elpida Polychroni
5
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES),
Greece Green Initiative
+30 210 66 03 258 (direct) for energy-efficient eco-products
in the construction industry
+30 210 66 03 300 (central)
epoli@cres.gr

GREEN-IT
http://www.green-it.eu

PA RT N E R S
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES),
Greece
Duration: 1/2006–12/2008
Scientific and Technical Centre for Building
(CSTB), France
Building Research Establishment (BRE),
Objectives
United Kingdom GREEN-IT aims to introduce energy labelling in the European building construction products sector and
National Building Research Institute (SBi), to accelerate moves towards regulated energy building performance. It will help implement energy
Denmark labelling of EU manufactured and marketed building products using ‘customised’ approaches adapted

Cenergia Energy Consultants (CENERGIA), to each participating country’s needs. Currently, environmental labelling is only applied in some EU

Denmark countries. A product labelling scheme will promote best practices in construction products manufacturing
as well as compliance with the EPBD. The labelling scheme consists of a sticker and an online database
National Energy Conservation Agency (NAPE),
providing certified energy data, both mandatory and voluntary, on products from accredited institutions
Poland
for use by building designers, constructors, and end-users.
National Institute of Engineering,
Technology and Innovation (INETI), Portugal
Technical Research Centre (VTT), Finland Results
Ecofys (Ecofys), Germany
> The energy labelling scheme is now up and running. It employs a ‘E2 Pilot’ sticker,
which has proved an effective promotion tool.

>T
 hirty-seven voluntary agreements have been signed with European industry stakeholders
covering the whole range of the building constructions products, from insulation to bricks
and glazing.

>A
 n online database and energy efficient construction atlas has been set up for industry,
building professionals, policymakers and end users. It contains certified energy data
on building construction products.

>A
 report on the influence of EU construction products based on an energy benchmarking
procedure has been completed.

Budget: €1 785 305 (EU contribution 49.58 %)

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Energy efficiency

Pumping
out energy
savings
> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
6 Dr Claus Barthel
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment
Technology procurement and Energy (WI), Germany

for very energy-efficient +49 202 2492 166

circulation pumps
claus.barthel@wupperinst.org
http://www.energypluspumps.eu

Energy+ Pumps PARTNERS


Wuppertal Institute for Climate,

Duration: 1/2006–12/2008 Environment and Energy (WI), Germany


National Energy Agency (AEA), Austria
end-use Efficiency Research Group (eERG), Italy

Objectives Flemish Institute for Technological Research


(VITO), Belgium
Circulators in single or double family homes and flats are responsible for about 2 % to 3 % of the overall Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES),
electricity consumption in the EU. New pump technology with electronically commutated (EC) motor Greece
pumps is now available. Using it can lead to a reduction in circulator electricity use of 60 % or more. If
ESCAN S.A. (escan), Spain
these energy-efficient pump technologies became standard for circulators, they would save about 1 %
of all EU electricity consumption, which is around 25 TWh a year, and reduce CO2 emissions by 10 million The Energy Efficiency Centre (SEVEn),

tonnes per year. This project will adapt and apply technology procurement methodology. Large buyers, Czech Republic

mainly social housing companies, will be brought together to encourage pump and boiler manufacturers Motiva Oy (MOTIVA), Finland
to react. Sales and training materials will be developed. A competition for both the best energy-efficient National Energy Agency (dena), Germany
products and the best marketing campaigns will be organised.
National Environment and Energy Management
Agency (ADEME), France

Results
> Three circulators from Grundfos and Wil won Energy+ awards at the Mostra Convegno
fair in Milan after having achieved production using 50 % less electricity than is required
to achieve the ‘class A’ category under the Europump energy label. A condensing boiler
by Solvis which uses the circulator also received an award, as did a promotion campaign
by the City of Salzburg.

> Lists of qualifying Energy+ circulators have been published three times, with more than
20 products of three different sizes on the latest list. Condensing boilers meeting project
criteria are expected to be published in autumn of 2008.

> Lists of institutional buyers and of supporters now include 70 organisations. The Flemish
authorities in Belgium have used Energy+ criteria for electricity network company
programmes in order to stimulate the purchase of efficient circulators. The project
has also triggered regional and local promotion programmes in Austria and Germany.

> Pump manufacturers have shown themselves to be willing to cooperate.


Boiler manufacturers and installation contractors are key actors for market success, since
they normally choose the circulator (not the buyers). Electricity savings of 100 GWh per
year would be achieved if the highly efficient circulators reached a market share of 5 %.
The project’s ultimate goal is to make high efficiency circulating pumps standard.

Budget: €1 125 636 (EU contribution: 50 %)

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Serving
up reduced
costs
> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

C O O R D I N AT O R
Bernd Schäppi
7
National Energy Agency (AEA), Austria
Development of the market
+43 1 586 15 24
bernd.schaeppi@energyagency.at for energy-efficient servers
E-Server
http://www.efficient-servers.eu

PA RT N E R S
National Energy Agency (AEA), Austria
Duration: 1/2007–4/2009
National Environment and Energy Management
Agency (ADEME), France
IBM (IBM), Germany
Objectives
Sun Microsystems (Sun), Germany
Servers and the technical infrastructure contribute to the energy consumption and the operating costs
Robert Harrison Associates Ltd (RHA),
of IT equipment in private an public services. Energy costs for the operation of servers are expected to
United Kingdom
exceed the costs of server hardware by 2015. Efficient server hardware and software generate reductions
University of Karlsruhe (UniKarl), Germany
in energy consumption and operating costs for both the IT-system itself and the cooling apparatus.
Depending on the application, savings of between 20 % and 70 % can be achieved. E-Server aims to
stimulate the market for energy efficient servers by demonstrating energy saving potential and to
remove market barriers on the demand side by facilitating procurement.

Results
> A study on energy saving potential has shown that servers use up to 1.5 % of total
European electricity consumption. This is the equivalent of around 40 TWh or an annual
energy cost of about €4.8 billion. The study predicts that server electricity demand
will double between 2006 and 2011 unless counteracting measures are implemented.

> Moderate measures supporting server energy efficiency could help to reduce the energy
demand significantly, it has been shown. Annual energy consumption in data centres
could be reduced by about 25 % by 2011 compared to a business-as-usual scenario.
More aggressive measures would lead to annual energy savings of 50 % to 60 %
and cost savings of up to €5.5 billion.

> Companies from both the private and public sector, both small and large,
took part in a survey designed to identify barriers holding back greater use of efficient
server technology. Barriers identified included a lack of awareness among experts; missing
declarations on energy efficiency or a lack of labelling of server hardware;
and structural problems: often experts responsible for the procurement of equipment
are not responsible for infrastructure and energy costs.

> A guidebook for procurement and management of energy efficient servers is under
development.

Budget: €928 349 (EU contribution: 50 %)

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Boiling Energy efficiency

down
inefficiencies

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
8 Günter Simader
National Energy Agency (AEA), Austria
Raising the Efficiency
of Boiler Installations
+43 1 5861524 124
guenter.simader@energyagency.at

BOILEFF
http://www.energyagenct.at/projekte/boileff.htm

PA RTN ERS

Duration: 2/2007–9/2009 National Energy Agency (AEA), Austria


Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment
and Energy (WI), Germany

Objectives Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE), Greece


INNOTERM Energetics, Environment Protection
Installed boilers do not operate as efficiently as they could. While test cases demonstrate that boilers and Development Ltd (Innoterm), Hungary
could achieve high efficiencies, their real performance is much lower. Starting from the observation Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Spain
that many boiler installations suffer from serious shortcomings, this project aims to assess two market
approaches for improving boiler efficiency. The first market approach is called ‘quality line’. It will build
on a checklist of quality criteria for boiler installations, which should form part of contracts with final
customers. The second approach is ‘performance line’. It centres on installer guarantees. They should
pledge to achieve a certain boiler efficiency performance.

Results
> Audits of 75 heating systems have reveal major weaknesses in boiler installations
(including the generation unit, heat distribution system, heat emitters and the space
heating control system).

> The development of a definition of high quality installations is helping overcome typical
installation failures and is expected to result in efficiency improvements of between
5 % and 10 %.

> Installers are now introducing performance quality guarantees,


helping to raise confidence in boiler replacements and stimulate markets.

> Up to 100 pilot projects have been planned for the next heating season to test the impact
of both the quality line and performance line approaches. BOILEFF hopes to achieve
energy savings of around 155 GWh in the five participating countries.

Budget: €429 279 (EU contribution: 50 %)

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> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

C O O R D I N AT O R
Margarita Puente
9
ESCAN S.A. (escan), Spain
Pro-Efficient cold
+34 91 323 26 43
escan@escansa.com and lighting products
PROEFFICIENCY
http://www.escansa.com/proefficiency

PA RT N E R S
ESCAN S.A. (escan), Spain
Duration: 1/2006–12/2008
O.Ö. Energiesparverband (OÖ ESV), Austria
GERTEC Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (GERTEC),
Germany
Objectives
Institute for Power Studies and Design (ISPE),
Romania The aim of this project is to promote eco-efficient cold and lighting products in the household and
tertiary sectors in six countries using promoter initiatives and consumer projects aimed at residents,
National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE),
tenants and shops. It will involve an analysis of both EU and national projects with similar objectives at
Poland
conferences and workshops.
Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA), United
Kingdom

Results
> More than 320 key actors, including national and local energy agencies,
have been brought together in various forums to exchange experiences about efficient
cold and lighting products in the residential and tertiary sectors.

> Twenty promoter initiatives are underway, involving manufacturers of lighting


and cold products, retailers and commercial buildings, university departments, energy
efficiency advice centres, national energy agencies and social buildings. Fifteen consumer
projects focusing on resident associations, local government, architects, consumer
organisations, and owners associations are also underway.

> Monitoring of results in both the refrigerator and lighting markets have led to estimated
energy savings of 2 000 MWh, which is more than 3 350 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

> Two technical guidebooks have been produced and translated into the languages
of the participating countries, as well as brochures, posters and stickers.

> Trials involving the promotion of free efficient lamps, such as halogens,
have stimulated interest.

Budget: €939 370 (EU contribution: 50 %)

Lighting
up the
way home

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Energy efficiency

How much
electricity
do I use?
> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
10 Edelgard Gruber
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation

Monitoring Electricity Research (FhG-ISI), Germany

consumption in the Tertiary sector +49 721 6809 159


eg@isi.fraunhofer.de

EL-TERTIARY http://www.eu.fhg.de/el-tertiary

PARTNERS

Duration: 1/2006–6/2008 Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation


Research (FhG-ISI), Germany
Institute of Building Services and Energy Design

Objectives (IGS), Germany


City of Frankfurt/Main (Frankfurt), Germany

The objective of this project is to promote more efficient use of electricity in the tertiary sector. It will National Environment and Energy Management
provide detailed and reliable know-how on different types of electricity consumption such as lighting, Agency (ADEME), France
office equipment, ventilation and air conditioning. A harmonised methodology for electricity metering, ARMINES (ARMINES), France
survey and analysis will be developed for more than 100 tertiary buildings in 12 European countries. Electricité de France, Research & Development
Existing studies and data on electricity consumption will be reviewed and brought together in a (EDF), France
database. The results will be made available for all interested experts and the public. Cenergie (Cenergie), Belgium
Weerdenburg Huisvesting Consultants (WHC),
the Netherlands
Results Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), Greece

> Large differences between participating countries have been seen with regard end-use Efficiency Research Group (eERG), Italy

to electricity consumption, underlining the technology gap between the ‘old’ Institute of Studies for the Integration
and the ‘new’ EU countries. of Systems (ISIS), Italy
Institute of Systems and Robotics, University
> In most cases the use of energy bills in combination with on-site visits proved
of Coimbra (ISR-UC), Portugal
an effective way of evaluating energy consumption and identifying potential savings.
Agência para a Energia (ADENE), Portugal
The use of long-term monitoring proved difficult in most cases as it requires continuous
Ekodoma Ltd (Ekodoma), Latvia
contact with facility managers and building owners.
The Energy Efficiency Centre (SEVEn),
> Almost all auditors found potential savings in the lighting area. Most frequently a lamp Czech Republic
replacement was recommended. Motion control systems should also be installed, at least
Centre for Energy Efficiency (Eneffect), Bulgaria
in rooms which are not used often.
National Agency for Energy Conservation
> In almost all cases where buildings had air conditioning, potential savings were found. (ARCE), Romania
A variety of measures was recommended: external protection of rooms from overheating; Central European University (CEU), Hungary
lower fan speed; more use of fresh air; better equipment control; switching off at night;
the replacement of old equipment; insulation of pipes; heat recovery; and behavioural
measures such as closing windows and doors.

Budget: €1 450 723 (EU contribution: 49,67 %)

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It’s
Projectreport fluorescent,
Energy efficiency
and it costs
less!

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

C O O R D I N AT O R
Prof. Georges Zissis
11
University of Toulouse (UPS), France
European Efficient Residential
+33 5 61 55 69 96
georges.zissis@laplace.univ-tlse.fr Lighting Initiative
EnERLIn
http://www.enerlin.enea.it

PARTNERS
University of Toulouse (UPS), France
Duration: 1/2006–12/2008
Agência para a Energia (ADENE), Portugal
Berliner Energieagentur (BE), Germany
energie-studie & realisatie (e-ster), Belgium Objectives
Ekodoma (Ekodoma), Latvia
This project aims to increase residential lighting efficiency in a number of Member States and candidate
National Agency for New Technologies, Energy
countries by increasing the penetration of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) in the residential sector.
and the Environment (ENEA), Italy
Energy savings from greater use of CFLs can be as high as 11 TWh a year, the equivalent of 1.2 million
Energy Saving Bureau (ESB), Estonia tonnes of greenhouse gases. The main target groups are: national energy agencies; energy utilities;
National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE), lighting manufacturers; consumer defence associations; consumers; lamp and luminary retailers;
Poland policymakers; architects and civil engineers. Among the project results should be the creation of new
European CFL-Quality Charter, the design of attractive CFL promotional campaigns, the creation of CFL
Respect Europe (Respect), Sweden
quality criteria and comprehensive databases.
Sofia Energy Centre (SEC), Bulgaria
The Energy Efficiency Centre (SEVEn),
Czech Republic Results
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTC-N),
Romania > Globally, more than 700 000 leaflets, posters and booklets promoting compact
fluorescent lamps have been printed and distributed by the EnERLIn partners in
National Energy Association (DEN), Denmark
participating countries.
Central European University (CEU), Hungary
> Project leaders have reported between 2 000 and 3 000 web page visits per month
by people looking for good practice examples for CFLs. In the year to March 2008 more
than 20 000 visits were recorded.

> More than 500 young people at schools and colleges in six countries have been taught
about energy-efficient lighting issues.

> More than 50 000 questionnaires have been sent to CFL end-users in various countries.
The return rate has been high.

> Three e-learning modules on energy-efficient lighting are now available in English
and French.

> More than 1 000 people have participated to conferences and round table discussions.
The proceedings are available on the web page and have been downloaded more than
6 000 times.

Budget: €1 870 950 (EU contribution: 48.53 %)

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Energy efficiency

Get smart
on metering

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
12 John Parsons
British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers
European Smart Metering Alliance Association (BEAMA), United Kingdom

ESMA +44 207 793 3008


jparsons@beama.org.uk
http://www.esma-home.eu
Duration: 12/2006–11/2009
PA RTN ERS
British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers
Objectives Association (BEAMA), United Kingdom
National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE),
ESMA will define and spread best practice in smart metering across EU Member States and maximise the
Poland
resulting energy savings. The project will produce a series of reports on key aspects of smart metering
which will feed into a best practice guide. In addition, an alliance will be established linking all key Ea Energy Analyses (Ea), Denmark
stakeholders, giving them a forum to deal with issues arising from the introduction of smart metering. National Energy Research Centre (ECN),
Smart metering covers a variety of functions made possible by electronic meters and communications the Netherlands
networks. They provide benefits to utilities through better operation and reduced costs. They also make
Technical Research Centre (VTT), Finland
it possible for customers to get more information about their energy usage. Trials have shown that this
Pilot Systems (PS), United Kingdom
can reduce consumption.
Energy Agency of the Entre o Douro
e Vouga Region (EDV), Portugal
Results SINTEF Energy Research (SINTEF), Norway
SenterNovem (SenterNovem), the Netherlands
> The European Smart Metering Alliance has been set up. It already has over 80 members
drawn from a wide range of stakeholder groups including vendors, regulators, Warsaw Heating Industry Company (SPEC),
government bodies, consumer bodies, academics and energy agencies. The Alliance, Poland
which held its first meeting in Warsaw in January 2008, also now has a website Ekodoma Ltd (Ekodoma), Latvia
(http://www.esma-home.eu) providing information to the public on smart metering. The Energy Efficiency Centre (SEVEn),
> The project team has produced a number of reports on the current status of smart Czech Republic
metering, including an assessment of expected energy savings as the result of energy Endesa (Endesa), Spain
usage feedback. The reports are aimed at regulators charged with implementing Endesa Engineering (Endesa), Spain
the metering and billing aspects of the Energy End-Use Efficiency and ESCO Directive.

> A smart metering best practice guide is being published for use by utilities, regulators
and other stakeholders involved in designing, implementing and approving smart
metering schemes. An annual report on progress in the field, aimed at the industry,
governments and European Commission, is also in the pipeline.

> Interest in smart metering is high throughout the EU. Utility companies get numerous
benefits from smart metering, whereas government interest is driven by sustainability,
consumer benefits and market liberalisation. However, the wide range of benefits
complicates the implementation of smart metering and there is a risk sustainability
benefits could be compromised. The ESMA team is working to ensure that this does not
happen. Customers respond better to real time feedback on their energy use,
but this feedback is not a feature of all proposed smart metering schemes.

Budget: €1 207 735 (EU contribution: 50 %)

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Projectreport
Energy efficiency
Going up,
and saving
energy
> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S
on the way
C O O R D I N AT O R
Aníbal de Almeida
13
Institute of Systems and Robotics,
University of Coimbra (ISR-UC), Portugal Energy-Efficient Elevators
+351 239 796 218 and Escalators
E4
adealmeida@isr.uc.pt
http://asiaweb.dnsalias.com/e4

Duration: 10/2007–4/2010
PA RT N E R S
Institute of Systems and Robotics,
University of Coimbra (ISR-UC), Portugal
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation
Research (FhG-ISI), Germany
Objectives
National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE), More than a third of all EU energy consumption is in the tertiary and residential sectors, mostly in
Poland buildings. As comfort requirements have grown, energy consumption in buildings has experienced
National Agency for New Technologies, a significant increase and is now one of the leading reasons for CO2 emission growth. New energy-
Energy and the Environment (ENEA), Italy efficient equipment and behavioural changes can give rise to substantial savings in these sectors. This
project targets elevators and escalators in the tertiary sector and in multi-family residential buildings.
European Lift Association (ELA), Belgium
Elevators and escalators make living and working several floors of above ground practical. The project
will promote the efficient use of electricity through the application of the best available technologies.
Recommendations and procurement guidelines will be produced.

Expected Results
> The project will fill the information gap on elevator electricity consumption in Europe
by collecting information via surveys from manufacturers, building owners and elevators
associations.

> The penetration of energy-efficient elevator technologies is expected to improve in public


administrations, hospitals, hotels, shopping centres and both private and public offices.

> Electricity consumption in the tertiary sector in the EU-25 is foreseen to grow to 950 TWh
by 2020. Elevators and escalators now represent 4 % of all electricity consumption
in the tertiary sector. This share is expected to grow. Given potential savings of over 50 %,
E4 should lead to electricity savings of 20-25 TWh, which translates into a reduction
of between 9 million tonnes and 11 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Budget: €648 627 (EU contribution: 49.49 %)

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Come together, Energy efficiency

buy as one

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
14 Ulrike Janssen
Climate Alliance (CA), Germany
Public Procurement boosts
Energy Efficiency
+49 69 71 71 39-21
u.janssen@klimabuendnis.org

PRO-EE
http://www.pro-ee.eu

PA RTN ERS

Duration: 11/2007–10/2010 Climate Alliance (CA), Germany


Climate Alliance (CA), Austria
Upper Austrian Academy for the Environment

Objectives (UAT), Austria


Climate Alliance (CA), Italy
PRO-EE will bring together public authorities to boost energy efficiency via networking and innovative European Partners for the Environment (EPE),
procurement, in six EU countries. It will focus on office equipment, electric street equipment and fuel- Belgium
efficient vehicles. Regional sub-networks, assisted by national expert organisations, will be established.
Ecoinstitut Barcelona (EB), Spain
At stakeholder roundtables, administrations will meet with providers to work on procurement criteria.
PRO-EE will provide recommendations, based on practical experience, on how to integrate procurement Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI),
strategies into public authority policy. As a pilot programme, five local authorities will develop integrated Germany
energy efficiency plans and promotional activities. These will then be extended to other buyers. A final National Institute for Engineering,
project conference and seven national training workshops will be held. Technology and Innovation (INETI), Portugal
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES),
Greece
Results City of Murcia (Murcia), Spain

> Project has only recently started. City of Maroussi (Maroussi), Greece
City of Mainz (Mainz), Germany

Budget: €1 295 749 (EU contribution: 50 %) City of Torres Vedras (Torres), Portugal
City of Munich (Munich), Germany
City of Frankfurt/Main (Frankfurt), Germany
City of San Sebastian (Sebastian), Spain
City of Ferrara (Ferrara), Italy
City of Cascais (Cascais), Portugal

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Motoring
Projectreport towards
energy
Energy efficiency

efficiency
> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

C O O R D I N AT O R
Mr Piotr Jurasz
15
Polish Copper Promotion Centre (PCPM), Poland
Motor Challenge Programme –
+48 71 78 12 488
jurasz@pcpm.pl Energy-Efficient Electric Motor
systems in new Member
http://www.mcp-europe.eu

PA RT N E R S
Polish Copper Promotion Centre (PCPM), Poland
and Candidate Countries
Engineering Consulting and Design (ECD), Italy 4EM-MCP
National Centre for Promotion of Clean
and Efficient Energy (ENERO), Romania
Institute of Systems and Robotics, University Duration: 1/2006–12/2008
of Coimbra (ISR-UC), Portugal
Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD),
Bulgaria Objectives
National Foundation for Energy Efficiency
The Motor Challenge Programme (MCP) proved to be a powerful tool for promoting energy efficiency.
(FEWE), Poland
It encouraged energy saving by focusing on the performance of entire motor systems. It made use of
Black Sea Regional Energy Centre (BSREC), proactive companies via the MCP logo. The 4EM-MCP project follows up on MCP by applying these tools
Bulgaria to the new EU Member States and candidate countries while adapting them to their specific economic,
Energy Efficiency Agency (EEA), Bulgaria technological, social and geographical conditions. The overall aim is to build capacity and raise awareness
Systemexpert Consulting Ltd (Systemexpert), about energy efficiency among policymakers and industry.
Hungary

Results
> Project partners have participated to 15 seminars, 8 fairs, 12 conferences
and have organised 16 workshops and training seminars.

> Twenty-two company energy audits have been performed.

> Five partners and six endorsers have been recruited, although this has been difficult.

> Generally enterprises are not convinced that the replacement of the old electric motor
systems with new ones should be their priority energy efficiency measure. They prefer
to implement other measures which have a shorter payback period and are closely
connected to their technological production line.

> Surveys distributed during events and through mailing shots aiming to gather information
from stakeholders on the market penetration of energy efficient motors have proven
ineffective. Feedback has been limited. The only effective way to obtain this information
is to have questionnaires filled in and submitted during one-to-one interviews.

Budget: €670 110 (EU contribution: 47.49 %)

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Energy efficiency

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
16 Jean Schweitzer
National Gas Technology Centre (DGC), Denmark
Boiler Information
System on Efficiency
+45 45 16 96 00
jsc@dgc.dk

BISON
http://www.boilerinfo.org/bison.htm

PA RTN ERS

Duration: 11/2007–4/2010 National Gas Technology Centre (DGC), Denmark


REPSOL YPF (REPSOL), Spain
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA),

Objectives Greece
Technological Centre for Metal Industry (CATIM),
The performance of domestic central heating boilers is to a great extent linked to their installation Portugal
conditions. They are generally sold via installers. For this reason, consumer information on these boilers
cannot be treated in the same way as appliances such as cookers or freezers. This project aims to set
up an information system based on calculations of annual efficiency gains, taking into account the
interaction of the boiler with the installation and the building. It will be made available to consumers,
installers, energy consultants, architects and designers. Even under modest projections, potential energy
savings are substantial.

Results
> A database format has been defined, as has been a first version of the user interface.

> Interviews have begun with a view to assessing the requirement for market surveys.

Budget: €607 920 (EU contribution: 50 %)

Installing
boilers
efficiently

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Projectreport
Energy efficiency

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

C O O R D I N AT O R
Thérèse Kreitz
17
National Environment and Energy Management
Agency (ADEME), France EURO-TOPTEN
+33 4 93 95 79 84 TOPTEN
therese.kreitz@ademe.fr
http://www.topten.info
Duration: 1/2006–10/2008
PA RT N E R S
National Environment and Energy Management
Agency (ADEME), France Objectives
Motiva Oy (MOTIVA), Finland Thousands of refrigerators, TVs, cars and other kinds of energy-consuming equipment are available on
Ecofys (Ecofys), the Netherlands the market. Consumers cannot compare and chose judiciously: no information available, there’s no time,
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment it’s too difficult …
and Energy (WI), Germany But thanks to the TOPTEN websites, consumers will be able to find the best products by a simply clicking
National Energy Agency (AEA), Austria a mouse. TOPTEN websites are to be created, each providing a selection of the best appliances from an
World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Belgium energy point of view. The information targets consumers using photos, describing functions, availability,
and listing prices. No complex calculations are involved. The sites are neutral in that there is no influence
WWF European Policy Office (WWF), Belgium
from manufacturers. They are rigorous and transparent: the selection methodology is explained online.
The Energy Efficiency Centre (SEVEn), The websites are to be promoted via the media. High traffic will in turn give us strength to talk with
Czech Republic manufacturers at a European level, setting ambitious criteria for product selection and advising large
World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), France buyers in the public procurement field, as well as and policymakers, on efficient products. The project
World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Italy teams comprise energy specialists, environmental NGOs and consumer associations.

National Foundation for Energy Efficiency


(FEWE), Poland
World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Hungary
Results
> By April 2008, 14 TOPTEN websites were online, listing hundreds of products in more than 50
categories (household appliances, office equipment, consumer electronics, lighting and cars).

> This work is supported by the portal http://www.topten.info, which has been promoted
through articles in print media, radio and TV, press releases, and fairs. In 2007 there
were more than 50 000 visitors per month in average.

> More than 50 partnerships have been developed with retailers and large-scale buyers –
notably public procurers.

> In September 2008, the results of a competition for the best promotion campaign on
energy-efficient TOPTEN products will be announced at the EURO-TOPTEN exhibition.

Budget: €1 154 381 (EU contribution: 50 %)

Click
your way
to energy
savings
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Energy efficiency

Labelling
in the east

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
18 Juraj Krivošík
The Energy Efficiency Centre (SEVEn),
Implementing EU Appliance Policy Czech Republic

in Central and Eastern Europe +420 224 252 115

CEECAP
juraj.krivosik@svn.cz
http://www.ceecap.org

PA RTN ERS
Duration: 1/2006–6/2008 The Energy Efficiency Centre (SEVEn),
Czech Republic

Objectives National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE),


Poland

The CEECAP project aims to help create suitable conditions for labelling appliances and putting EU National Agency for Energy Conservation
energy efficiency policies into action in central and eastern European countries. It hopes to increase (ARCE), Romania
expertise on verification, enforcement and market introduction, and to strengthen relationships Centre for Energy Efficiency (EnEffect), Bulgaria
between stakeholders, thereby helping kick-start national action on energy efficiency. The project National Energy Institute (LEI), Lithuania
targets national experts and decision-makers.
National Environment and Energy Management
Agency (ADEME), France

Results National Energy Agency (AEA), Austria


Klinckenberg Consultants (KC), the Netherlands
> Training manuals have been prepared for government officials, retailers
and manufacturers containing guidelines on the labelling of domestic appliances.

> A summary has been completed on Member State implementation of the National
Verification and Enforcement Plan and the National Market Introduction Plan.

> National contact groups have been organised. Workshops and individual consultations
have taken place. CEECAP project managers have attended seminars and conferences.

> Energy labelling does not depend on the geographical location of the EU Member State,
project managers have discovered. The presence of labels in shops and the degree of state
control are not necessarily lower in the new EU Member States than in many of the older
states. On the other hand, in many of the participating countries there is a very low level
of official appliance tests.

Budget: €649 788 (EU contribution: 50 %)

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Projectreport Monitoring
Energy efficiency
municipalities

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

C O O R D I N AT O R
Guillermo Basañez-Unanue
19
The Basque Energy Board (EVE), Spain
Monitoring and control of energy
+34 94 403 5600
gbasanez@eve.es consumption in municipal public
buildings over the Internet
http://www.enerintown.org

PA RT N E R S
The Basque Energy Board (EVE), Spain
ENERinTOWN
Regional Energy Agency of Galicia (INEGA),
Spain
Duration: 1/2006–6/2008
LDK Consultants (LDK), Greece
Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA), Ireland
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal Objectives
National Environment and Energy Management
You cannot save what you cannot measure. For this reason, this project will enable energy managers
Agency (ADEME), France
to know how much energy their municipalities use. Continuous remote monitoring of electricity and
National Energy Institute (LEI), Lithuania natural gas consumption in 100 public buildings run by the selected municipal authorities will take
Agência Regional de Energia e Ambiente place. Project managers will create a tool for gathering information supplied by measuring equipment
do Algarve (AREAL), Portugal over the Internet. This information will be used to generate consumption graphs and comparisons

Zentrum für rationelle Energieanwendung between buildings, municipalities and regions. Project managers hope to encourage the creation of

und Umwelt (ZREU), Germany the figure of the municipal or regional energy manager as the officer with maximum responsibility for
monitoring energy demand in public buildings. Low cost awareness-enhancing measures will aim to
Ambiente Italia Research Institute (AIRI), Italy
correct deviations in consumption. Local managers will be given guidance on how to acquire equipment
and design properties using criteria based on energy efficiency and renewable resource use.

Results
> With low or zero-cost measures, energy savings of up to 40 % have been achieved.

> Between 15 and 20 municipalities have become involved in the energy manager network.

> Around 100 people, representing municipalities and engineering consultants, participated
in seminars in Basque country.

> The municipal guide to procuring equipment has been completed and distributed
throughout Europe.

Budget: €1 442 100 (EU contribution: 50 %)

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Energy efficiency

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
20 Bjorn Sandtveit
Hafslund Nett AS (Hafslund), Norway
Intelligent road
and street lighting in Europe
Bjorn.Sandtveit@hafslund.no
http://www.e-streetlight.com

E-Street PA RTN ERS


Hafslund Nett AS (Hafslund), Norway

Duration: 1/2006–6/2008 Agência Municipal de Energia de Almada


(AGENEAL), Portugal
Black Sea Regional Energy Centre (BSREC),

Objectives Bulgaria
City of Göteborg, Traffic and Public Authority
This project aims to increase awareness of intelligent street lighting and accelerate the use of the (Göteborg), SwedenJavna Razsvetljava (JR),
technologies across Europe. Project partners plan to assess energy savings in different settings, helping Slovenia
to coordinate procurement initiatives, speed up the development of legislation and standards, and draw Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB),
up a list of customers’ requirements. Germany
Philips Lys A/S (Philips), Denmark

Results Eltodo EG (ELTODO), Czech Republic


National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE),
> Europe could save up to 64 % of the energy used for street lighting – 38 TWh of electricity per Poland
year – by replacing or upgrading today’s street lights with intelligent, adaptive solutions.
Selc Ireland Limited (SELC), Ireland
> More than 15 000 adaptive street lights were installed during the project’s lifetime. Echelon BV (ECHELON), the Netherlands

> Together with the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), E-street helped develop City of Oslo (Oslo), Norway
a new street lighting standard, which takes into account adaptive street lighting. SITO Oy, (SITO) Finland

> As a result of this project, the street lighting part of the energy performance contract
(EPC) model is being modified.

> An administrative tool to manage adaptive street lighting was launched in Oslo.

Budget: €1 083 846 (EU contribution: 50 %)

Intelligent
street lighting

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Projectreport
Energy efficiency

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

C O O R D I N AT O R
Anibal de Almeida
21
Institute of Systems and Robotics, University
of Coimbra (ISR-UC), Portugal Residential Monitoring
+351 239 796218 to Decrease Energy Use
and Carbon Emissions in Europe
adealmeida@isr.uc.pt
http://www.isr.uc.pt/~remodece

PA RT N E R S REMODECE
Institute of Systems and Robotics, University
of Coimbra (ISR-UC), Portugal
Enertech (Enertech), France
Duration: 1/2006–9/2008
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation
Research (FhG-ISI), Germany
Objectives
Energy Piano (EP), Denmark
SINTEF Energy Research (SINTEF), Norway This project aims to understand how households use different types of electric equipment in 12 countries.
It evaluates how much electricity could be saved by means currently available, such as moving to more
Centre for Energy Efficiency (EnEffect), Bulgaria
efficient appliances or reducing standby consumption. This information should help the development of
The Energy Efficiency Centre (SEVEn), more energy-efficient equipment in the years to come.
Czech Republic
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES),
Greece Results
National Agency for Energy Conservation
> Updated European database on residential consumption, including central
(ARCE), Romania
and eastern European countries.
Agência para a Energia (ADENE), Portugal
> Methodologies to combine the use of selective monitoring with wider-scale surveying.
National Environment and Energy Management
Agency (ADEME), France > A software tool for evaluating energy performance in households.
energie-studie & realisatie (e-ste)r, Belgium
> A set of policy recommendations for different types of equipment.
Central European University (CEU), Hungary
end-use Efficiency Research Group (eERG), Italy
Electricité de France (EDF), France Budget: €1 468 057 (EU contribution: 48 %)

Energy
savings
today

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Energy efficiency

> C O N TA C T D E TA I L S

COORD IN ATOR
22 Juraj Krivosik
The Energy Efficiency Centre (SEVEn),
The European GreenLight Czech Republic

Programme in New Member States +420 224252115

New GreenLight
juraj.krivosik@svn.cz
http://www.eu-greenlight.org

PA RTN ERS
Duration: 1/2006–12/2008 The Energy Efficiency Centre (SEVEn),
Czech Republic

Objectives National Environment and Energy Management


Agency (ADEME), France

New GreenLight extends the GreenLight project, launched in 2000, to the new EU Member States. National Agency for Energy Conservation
Under GreenLight, private and public organisations committed themselves to reducing energy use for (ARCE), Romania
lighting. New GreenLight wants to attract at least 101 new partners prepared to make the same kind of Ekodoma Ltd (Ekodoma), Latvia
commitment and achieve energy savings of more than 18 GWh per year. It will spread GreenLight know- Centre for Energy Efficiency (EnEffect), Bulgaria
how to the new Member States.
National Energy Institute (LEI), Lithuania
Jozef Stefan Institute (IJS), Slovenia

Results National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE),


Poland
> Partners who have been awarded the Greenlight Logo have together made energy
savings of 42.3 GWh, much more than the 18 GWh initial estimate.

> Attendance at conferences and seminars has exceeded expectations.


Over 290 people have attended seminars while more than 1 100 have attended
conferences (500 % more than expected).

> Up to 15 new GreenLight partners and nine new endorsers have joined the programme
in each participating country.

> Promotional material has been produced in eight new languages.

Budget: €862 985 (EU contribution: 50 %)

Spreading
lighting
know-how
eastward

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Energy efficiency

Find out more


about making the switch
to energy-efficient lighting
Download the EACI’s video on energy-efficient lighting from
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/library/videos_en.htm
and find out about the savings to be made and the projects sponsored by IEE.

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Energy efficiency

Intelligent
Energy-Europe
Call for proposals
2008 call for proposals: over 300 applications received

The EACI has received over 300 applications in response to 2008’s call for proposals
for the Intelligent Energy-Europe programme. The evaluation process has started
to identify the best projects that will receive a share of the €45 million available.
Up to 75 % of eligible project costs can be financed by the IEE.

The EACI organised a European Info Day in Brussels to provide advice


on how to apply for funding. Slides and video recordings
from this event are available on the IEE programme website.
More than 30 national Info Days were organised across
Europe and the programme’s National Contact Points
provided applicants with help and advice.

Did you miss this year’s call? Your next chance will be
the publication of the IEE call for proposals in early 2009.
Funding will be open to any public or private organisation
from the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Croatia.

Find out more on the IEE website


http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/index_en.html

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Intelligent
Energy-Europe
online
Find out more about the projects run by the EACI under
the Intelligent Energy-Europe programme at
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/index_en.html

The site provides guidance on how to implement IEE funded projects


http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/implementation/index_en.htm

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introduced, savings are often offset by changes in our lifestyle and the never-ending quest for household
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goals.

Projects supported within the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme look to overcoming market
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This brochure outlines the 22 projects now underway and details concrete results that have already been
achieved in fields as diverse as computer servers, lighting, and household boilers.

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