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.
Czech Republic, Germany
09/20 - 06/23
Local governments, Public sector, Private sector
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.
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.