About EESI 2020
EESI 2020 – the „European Energy Service Initiative towards the EU 2020 energy saving targets” aimed at fostering the use of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in major cities and metropolitan regions across Europe such as Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Graz, Prague, Oslo, Sofia or Zagreb.
Although many European cities have committed to energy saving actions, certain barriers are still hindering the use of EPC as a tool to open up saving potentials. These barriers are mainly of a non-technological nature such as the lack of systematic information, trust, procurement procedures, know-how or the lack of market facilitators. The aim of the EESI 2020 project was to address these barriers and to support the implementation of long-lasting local EPC programmes in the targeted large municipalities or metropolitan regions.
Within the project team some experienced EPC project facilitators made European best practice experiences on how to develop and facilitate an EPC project and programme available to new market players. Once trained to professionals, these new facilitators are now multipliers for the EPC concept in their region and secure long-term effects of EESI 2020.