Within this project, the participating European energy and climate protection agencies intensify the cross-border dialogue and exchange of knowledge and experience on municipal energy management.
Within this project, the participating European energy and climate protection agencies intensify the cross-border dialogue and exchange of knowledge and experience on municipal energy management. The benefits of municipal energy management will be shown by introducing it in 60 municipal demonstration buildings across the target regions. Making use of the existing know-how and taking into account the different starting situations and needs of the four partners, new and innovative concepts for the implementation and financing of municipal energy management are to be developed. The aim is to develop the human resource, organizational and technical prerequisites and capacities for the implementation of systematic and long-term oriented municipal energy management in the target regions and to disseminate the knowledge gained during the project period across the EU.
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According to the European Commission, buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. Thus, the building sector has a key function for achieving the climate protection goals of the EU. In order to achieve these goals, activities on the municipal level are of significant importance. The Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) focuses on public buildings in order to achieve a multiplier effect through their given exemplary function. The nationwide implementation of a systematic municipal energy management can thus make an important contribution to tapping existing saving potentials in the municipalities and to establishing a sustainable portfolio management.
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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.