publenef_fav32 PUBLENEF deliverables:

  • Compilation of good practices case study reports:
    D2.1

    Summary:
    Compilation of good practices case study reports describes the results of the gathering of 55 good practice responses, selection of the Top 20 good practices and the production of 20 good practice case study reports. It provides PUBLENEF project stakeholders with an information base to choose and learn from practices and experiences successfully implemented by other public bodies. Good practices in the Top 20 originate from six out of eleven countries participating in the project. According to their scope, the Top 20 GPs include a good distribution of cases with local, regional and national scope. Regarding the EED Articles GPs refer to, the majority of projects focuses on Article 3 – Energy efficiency targets, Article 5 –Exemplary role of public bodies’ buildings, Article 8 – Energy audits and energy management systems and Article 18 – Energy services. The knowledge gained will help future project activities to address the needs expressed by policymakers and match them with the specific tools in a series of MS, groups of regions and municipalities that face similar needs.

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  • Compilation of needs assessment reports:
    D2.2

    Summary:
    This report provides PUBLENEF project stakeholders with an information base to enable public authorities at local, regional and national levels to understand their shortfall in needs on energy efficiency policy. At regional and local level, the strengths are in-house expertise about communication, consultation and services, whereas the weaknesses consist in an insufficient budget, a lack of stakeholders time and the interrogation concerning the future mobilization of the stakeholders. The main opportunities identified are the sufficient information regarding legal aspects, administrative aspects, training possibilities and energy technologies. However, the threats are the limits regarding the existing legislation, the need of simplification regarding administrative procedures and a need for training of the elected representatives regarding Energy Efficiency issues. At national level, the identified strengths are the purchasing by public bodies, the existing energy audits and management systems, the availability of qualification, accreditation and certification schemes and the Energy Efficiency National Fund for financing and technical support. However, if we look at the weaknesses core, a special attention must be paid to the following parameters: the absence of energy modelling at both local and regional level, the absence of program modelling at both local and regional level, the lack of information gathered concerning technologies as well as concerning energy services best practices, and the lack of implication to the public sector following the review and monitoring of implementation. The roadmaps created will address the weaknesses and challenges identified in order to find solutions and better matches for Energy Efficiency Policy needs.

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  • Report on results of matching assessment of policy needs with best practices:

    Summary:
    This report shows the results of the needs identification, the Good Practice (GP) collection as well as the matching of the GPs collected with the needs identified at different levels. There are 54 GPs identified in 13 partner countries, at national, regional, and local levels, respectively; all the GPs are addressed mainly to 11 EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) articles, among them, most addressed articles are art. 3, 8, 14 and 20, with the number of the GPs identified amounting to 12, 14, 12 and 11, respectively. While, for need assessment there are 150 needs at national levels and 224 regional/local needs identified in 13 PUBLENEF partner countries. Same as the collected GPs, all needs have also the EED articles as reference. Most needs, either at national level or at regional/local level, have been addressed to EED art 17 (Information and Training). Having both the GPs and the needs classified on the basis of EED articles, the EED articles have been used as common identifiers for matching the needs with the GPs collected. At national level, among 150 needs identified 108 have been matched with GPs; at regional/local level, 142 out of 224 needs identified have been matched with GPs.

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  • Guideline document for energy efficiency policy roadmap development:

    Summary:
    This document describes a series of steps for the development of an Energy Efficiency (EE) Policy. Each step is accompanied by “success factors”. These are suggestions of actions that can be taken to fulfill each step. This document is to serve as a guide. Since each roadmap is unique, the steps can and should be adapted to the specific situation to maximize the quality and usefulness of the resulting roadmap.

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  • Roadmaps monitoring:

    Summary:
    For the assessment and analysis of the progress and success of policies and processes, it is crucial to implement a monitoring process. In the PUBLENEF project, in total 15 ‘roadmap’ processes have been implemented, in each of which European national, regional, and/or local authorities are supported in the development and implementation of policies and measures for energy efficiency or sustainable energy generation.
    In order to be able to assess, analyses, and evaluate these roadmaps, a monitoring process has been defined for the measurement of energy savings effects, as well as the monitoring of the policy implementation process and other policy effects.
    This report discusses the aims and processes of monitoring of energy efficiency policies, introduces the monitoring plan as used for the PUBLENEF roadmaps, and summarizes some key insights from the monitoring process.

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  • Summaries of the good practices and tools:

    Summary:
    The summaries compiled in the chapter 3 present the good practices and tools. Good practices are listed in the order of collection, where tools are organized by the country of origin. Both good practices and the tools are presented in the table format. Besides the short description of the best practice examples and tools, the tables also include contact information for each good practice or tool, in case additional information is needed. Each good practice and tool summary also provides information on replicability and transferability potential which enables the user to evaluate the practical use of the practice/tool in their own context. Information on good practice/tool levels are divided into local, regional and national. In some cases, the levels are overlapping which is always indicated in order to assist the user in the process of evaluating applicability. Information on the language of the good practice/tool is presented as a guideline only, usually, it refers to the national language of the practice/tool. Often additional information is available in English as well. Transferability information mostly relates to the levels on which the good practice/tool is best suited for replication. Needs addressed section refers to specific needs or potential areas of improvement according to the articles of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The idea was that the with all the information presented the user can more easily find the good practice/tools that address their specific needs and at once get all the relevant information, either to use it as an inspiration, new insight or as a first step in future collaboration and replication of international experiences.

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  • Report on creation of the PUBLEnEf online platform:

    Summary:
    This report offers a practical overview of the www.publenef-toolbox.eu (“Matchmaking wEEb”), online repository platform developed by the PUBLEnEf project. This includes what does the platform contain, how is it structured, how can it be accessed, how can it be used for practical purposes, and how users can contribute to the Toolbox Collection. In addition, the document summarizes the main steps taken in the design, selection and development of the Toolbox contents. PUBLEnEf recognizes the need for preserving the tools, trainings and other materials knowledge we have gathered for future use. In most countries, because of frequent staff changes (or understaffing) the level of ‘institutional know how’ is under pressure. This can reduce not only the effectiveness, but also the cost effectiveness of new public administrators. This online repository will serve as some sort of exchange where implementing bodies can download and upload the supporting tools and resources they use / need for Energy Efficiency policy planning, development, implementation of actions Plan and evaluation. The Toolkit provides, through a clean and user‐friendly structure, a wealth of resources related to EE and tailored to the needs and challenges faced by each group of actors. These resources are classified in four types: • Library elements to inform on EE news and events (opportunities); • Experts communities on EE and closely related fields to help with guidance if they do not find on this platform a tool to fit with exposed needs; • Good practices to inspire and adapt to their contexts; and • Tools to plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate actions in response to their needs connected with EE Directive. The Platform is a “never end growing collection” of tools aims to be flexible and cover a wide scope, so that users can choose and adapt the resources that fit best their needs and contexts. Most of these resources have been developed by European projects.

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  • Report on creation of the PUBLEnEf project website:

    Summary:
    The public website intends to provide an overview of the project available to the wide audience, an introduction to the consortium and team members, project activities and results as well as contact information for any party interested in collaborating with us. The project website is an important and versatile dissemination tool. A public website of the project is developed for disseminating project results, for providing information related to the project and the partners and for the communication among all interested parties. It should be noted that the website serves as an interaction point among parties interested in project results and later on it is expected to serve also as the basic point for providing PUBLENEF related information to all external parties. Indeed, the project web-communication platform is a constant node aiming not only to present and disseminate the project’s results but also to be a referenced site containing useful disseminating material, as well as useful links related to the field of the project. The website has been launched at www.publenef-project.eu in month 3 (Thursday 28 April 2016). The website has been structured with a view to the needs of the target audiences.

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  • Cross-border level events targeting local and regional authorities: Event Reports

    Summary:
    The PUBLENEF project organised cross-border level events at the European or supra-national level in order to assess and depict diverse needs and assist local authorities with the design and implementation of energy efficiency (EE) policies at national and regional level.
    The networking events were linked with key European events, such as the European Week of Regions and Cities or Energy Cities’ Annual conferences, as well as other relevant European or regional events (e.g. in Central and Eastern Europe).
    The main themes discussed have been “Needs assessment of local authorities in terms of energy efficiency policy design and implementation” and “Networking and exchange of expertise and experiences of local authorities in the design and implementation of energy efficiency policies at European level”.
    A special regional focus was dedicated to Central and Eastern European countries and those countries needing more support with energy efficiency action and the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).
    The events disseminated best practices identified by the project, highlighted exemplary multi-level governance cooperation actions and established links with the energy efficiency policy roadmaps developed by project partners. They were organized back-to-back with other events targeting local authorities in order to maximize leverage effect and synergies.

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  • Report on digital tools and guidelines for energy efficiency policy implementation

    Summary:
    In addition to 54 good practices in EE policy design and implementation, PUBLENEF has put an effort on an inventory of tools and guidelines used by different implementing bodies. Several tools can cover the specific needs as reflected in the roadmap development. The inventory of tools is also useful in the replication of the good practice at local and regional level through the development of these roadmaps. Specifically, the inventory activities include:
    a) identifying and collecting information on tools used by different implementing bodies in the EU from EU and nationally financed projects;
    b) creating an overview of these tools and their implementing principles in regional and local authorities;
    c) allocating them to all specific needs identified through the first phase of PUBLEnEf;
    d) identifying potential adoptable – transferable tools combined with the specific needs addressed by PUBLEnEf roadmaps;
    e) evaluating (ranking) the collected tools for their potential usability, adaptability and transferability in other countries/regions.
    In order to facilitate the gathering information process, a specific template including different aspects, such as description, potential usability, adaptability and transferability, was developed by ENEA.
    The inventory included 146 digital tools (including guidelines) at European, national, regional, and local levels and they were grouped on the basis of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) articles.

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  • First report on the results of matching assessment of roadmap specific needs with available tools

    Summary:
    The first report on the results of matching assessment of roadmap specific needs with available tools has a specific focus on: Technology for Heating and Cooling, Monitoring, Residential Buildings, Consumer Information and Capacity Building, Public Buildings.
    Roadmap reports compiled in chapter 3 of both reports present results of matching assessments of the needs of several roadmaps developed in the PUBLENEF project. Roadmaps are listed by numbers according to their development in the project structure. To facilitate practical use, every roadmap is presented with a brief description outlining its goals and objectives. A short summary is followed by a list of potential roadmap implementation risks and key needs. Colour coding was used throughout roadmap summaries in both reports to facilitate the booklet use.

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  • Second report on the results of matching assessment of roadmap specific needs with available tools

    Summary:
    The Second report on the results of matching assessment of roadmap specific needs with available tools with specific focus on: Public lighting, Financial Programs, Consumer Information and Capacity Building, Public Buildings.
    Roadmap reports compiled in chapter 3 of both reports present results of matching assessments of the needs of several roadmaps developed in the PUBLENEF project. Roadmaps are listed by numbers according to their development in the project structure. To facilitate practical use, every roadmap is presented with a brief description outlining its goals and objectives. A short summary is followed by a list of potential roadmap implementation risks and key needs. Colour coding was used throughout roadmap summaries in both reports to facilitate the booklet use.

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  • Highlights from the Final Conference of the PUBLEnEf project – Parameters for successful energy efficiency policy implementation

    Summary:
    Based on needs assessments and good practices analysis, the PUBLEnEf partners developed policy roadmaps in 12 cities and regions from across Europe to implement energy efficiency pathways towards sustainability. In the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this event explored the capacity of local and regional authorities to lead the transition to an energy efficient society.
    EU level representatives presented the new policy framework for energy efficiency and latest financing opportunities, successful approaches will be discussed and effective tools shared. Participants had the chance to exchange with fellow experts on the key dimensions of energy efficiency policies and together explore the latest trends and solutions.

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  • Report with the conclusions and materials presented at the PUBLEnEf Final Conference

    Summary:
    The PUBLEnEf Final conference took place in Brussels on the 10th October 2018 in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities organised by the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions.
    The aim of the event was to explore the capacity of local and regional authorities to lead the transition to an energy efficient society. The discussions in the event were in line to the PUBLEnEf work on identifying needs from public bodies in implementing energy efficiency policies and also exchange best practices and solutions to specific implementation barriers they face.
    To overcome such issues, PUBLEnEf developed and launched twelve policy roadmaps in cities and regions across Europe, which assisted in practice policymakers to fulfil their Sustainable Energy Action Plans and/or regional strategy goals.
    The event hosted dialogues from EU, national, regional and local level public body representatives, who presented the new policy framework for energy efficiency and latest financing opportunities, successful approaches and useful tools. Participants had the chance to exchange with fellow experts on the key dimensions of energy efficiency policies and together explore the latest trends and solutions.

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