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Energy Efficiency Network

Enabling Czech and German energy experts to exchange and implement good practices in energy performance contracting for cities, municipalities, and public building owners. 

Background

Energy savings and climate policies are not very prominent topics in the Czech Republic. The flow of information between owners of public and municipal buildings, experts working in the energy industry and overarching bodies is limited. Cross-border cooperation of energy experts would help to overcome the persistent barriers regarding energy savings and efficiency projects in the Czech public sector. 

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Energy-efficient generator for the use in the hospital of Břeclav. Photo: (c) Univerzitní centrum energeticky efektivních budov

Project

The project creates a cross-border group of energy engineers and experts in the Czech Republic and Germany. One key good practice from Germany to be implemented in the Czech Republic is the “Energy Efficiency Network” (EEN). ENNs connect Energy Services Companies (ESCOs), energy experts and public buildings managers. They thus make the process of preparing, submitting and performing energy saving projects more efficient. To make these advantages available to Czech municipalities, the project establishes a pilot EEN in the Czech Republic. By sharing the EEN concept with other municipalities and public entities, the project supports the Czech Republic’s transition towards municipal energy efficiency.

The project organises at least five workshops, trainings, study visits, and networking or discussion sessions for 45 participants. These events make technical knowledge available and raise awareness of energy efficiency projects. Furthermore, these formats ensure an exchange on good practices of energy performance contracting for the public sector.

Project information

Updated: January 2021

Countries: Czech Republic, Germany

Project duration: 09/20 - 11/22

Funding: 294,709 €

Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities, Experts, Public sector

Implementing organisation: Czech Technical University Prague

Partners: OTH Amber-Weiden - Technical University of Applied Sciences, The Association of Energy Service Providers (APES)

Contact Person:

Ms Daniela Stolarova

Organisation:
Czech Technical University in Prague: University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings

Address:
Třinecká 1024
273 43 Buštěhrad
Czech Republic

Email:
tereza.mclaughlin.vanovacvut.cz

EUKI

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

Potsdamer Platz 10,
10117 Berlin – Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0)30 338424 570
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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information on the EUKI: www.euki.de