FOCUS ON LOCAL AND REGIONAL RENOVATION STRATEGIES
The main focus of this policy brief is on the PUBLEnEf policy roadmaps that aim at stimulating energy efficiency renovations in the building sector, thus contributing to achieving the national, regional, and local energy efficiency targets established in strategy documents e.g. Energy Efficiency Action Plans.
FOCUS ON THE SCALE-UP OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS
In this policy brief, energy efficiency experts share their insight on the conditions and main drivers to consider when attempting to up-scale energy efficiency projects. The roadmap leaders from Ireland (Tipperary Energy Agency) and Austria (OÖ Energiesparverband) explain how they managed to unlock sustainable energy investments at local and regional level by up-scaling small projects into larger programmes supporting energy efficiency investments.
FOCUS ON MONITORING AND VERIFICATION
The main aim of each roadmap is to enhance public authorities’ capacity to implement energy efficiency pathways towards sustainability. Starting from the regional and local objectives and plans, the emphasis is put on local and regional level authorities and actors materializing these policies into concrete actions (…). The roadmaps gear towards improving the design, implementation and/or functioning of elements of existing energy efficiency framework that require attention, as expressed from the policy makers’ needs. The roadmaps will support the existing policy framework and strategic plans that require a “push” in the right direction.