Project - Joint Actions for Energy Efficiency

Description


Description (EN): ENERJ draws on challenges faced by partners in implementing and monitoring EE measures, projects, plans and policies at local level. Common factors that hinder the effectiveness of EE actions are linked to scarce policy integration, inadequacy of qualified human resources, ineffective financial strategies, untailored measures and incomplete information about EE performance of the public building stock. ENERJ increases and improves the efficacy of EE measures for public buildings by using innovative collaborative instruments to gather useful data, fostering cooperation among local authorities on wide-scale Joint actions, promoting public-private ventures. Main outputs will be:(i)integrated large-scale Joint Actions for EE, able to achieve economies of scale, significant impacts on energy consumptions and emissions, catalyze a wider range of investments and leverage Structural Funds through the ROPs;(ii)ENERJ web platform implementation, a geo-database of the EE measures adopted by the municipalities within SEAPs or other local energy plans;(iii)Enhancement of public and private stakeholders skills and delineation of the Joint Actions Coordinator to assess, define, adopt, implement and monitor EE actions and plans.The innovative approach of ENERJ lies in working collectively to propose exchange of experience and cooperation on joint projects, with the final aim to improve the operational aspects of the EE policies and programmes implementation in the Med area.
Description: ENERJ s'appuie sur les leçons apprises par les partenaires lors du soutien, implémentation et suivi des plans et politiques en matière d’efficacité énergétique(EE).Les facteurs affectant la réussite des mesures d'EE sont liés à l’insuffisante intégration des politiques, le manque des ressources humaines adéquates,de stratégies financières efficaces, des mesures spécifiques et des données précises sur la performance énergétique des bâtiments publiques.ENERJ a pour but d’améliorer la réussite des mesures d’EE pour les bâtiment publiques à travers des outils innovants de collaboration pour collecter données,le renforcement de la coopération entre AL pour réaliser actions conjointes à plus grande échelle,l’introduction des formes de financement PP. Les principaux résultats attendus:(i)actions conjointes et intégrées d’EE,à plus grande échelle,capables d’activer économies d’échelle,impacts plus significatifs sur la réduction des émissions,de catalyser une gamme plus large de mécanismes financiers et de tirer profit des Fonds structurels;(ii)développement d’une plateforme web,une géodatabase sur les mesures d’EE adoptées dans le cadre des PAED ou plans énergétiques;(iii)renforcement des capacités des acteurs publics/privés et nomination d’un Coordinateur d'actions conjointes afin d’assurer réalisation et suivi des plans d’EE. L’approche innovante se base sur la réalisation d’actions conjoints, avec le but final d’améliorer l’implémentation des politiques d’EE dans les régions MED.
Expected Results (EN): 1 Increased number of implemented EE actions and plans, coordinated at district or region level, : ENERJ seeks to increase and improve the effectiveness of EE measures for energy performance in the public building stock by promoting a collaborative, innovative and technologically oriented approach in the definition and deployment of energy-related projects. In order to achieve a more effective implementation of energy actions and plans, the project will foster the collaboration among local authorities and municipalities. Through the introduction of the role of the Coordinator and the creation of an on-line platform, the project will enhance collaboration and achieve common and tailored SEAPs actions. Having experience in energy management, the Coordinator will help local authorities in targeting energy actions to be jointly implemented on the territory. On the other side, the on-line platform will be used as a database to search and gather relevant information about SEAPs, energy plans and EE measures successfully implemented in EU and MED countries. The platform aims to bridge the activity of the Coordinator with the one of Municipalities, facilitating the organization of useful information about existing SEAPs and target energy-related initiatives. The collaborative platform and the role of the coordinator are the two main strategies to achieve the defined results since they will produce tangible benefits in the management of EE measures in public buildings through strengthening knowledge and support the authorities in the decision making and managing process.1 Increased number of implemented EE actions and plans, coordinated at district or region level, : ENERJ seeks to increase and improve the effectiveness of EE measures for energy performance in the public building stock by promoting a collaborative, innovative and technologically oriented approach in the definition and deployment of energy-related projects. In order to achieve a more effective implementation of energy actions and plans, the project will foster the collaboration among local authorities and municipalities. Through the introduction of the role of the Coordinator and the creation of an on-line platform, the project will enhance collaboration and achieve common and tailored SEAPs actions. Having experience in energy management, the Coordinator will help local authorities in targeting energy actions to be jointly implemented on the territory. On the other side, the on-line platform will be used as a database to search and gather relevant information about SEAPs, energy plans and EE measures successfully implemented in EU and MED countries. The platform aims to bridge the activity of the Coordinator with the one of Municipalities, facilitating the organization of useful information about existing SEAPs and target energy-related initiatives. The collaborative platform and the role of the coordinator are the two main strategies to achieve the defined results since they will produce tangible benefits in the management of EE measures in public buildings through strengthening knowledge and support the authorities in the decision making and managing process.2 More significant reduction of energy consumption and GHG emissions due to the Joint Actions. : The defined result will be achieved through a stronger focus on cost-effective structural interventions, which are able to embrace a wider geographical scale (district-level / joint SEAPs), and a more active involvement of citizens and local businesses. The instruments and strategies developed by the project are designed to accomplish this goal and boost the effectiveness of the implementation phase. Through collaborative tools, advisory and capacity building activities, the project will help the public actors and policy makers to address and manage actions and produce real and tangible effects on the reduction of energy consumption in public buildings and GHG emissions. To do so, the figure of the Coordinator and the online data base (containing best practices, successful study cases, etc.) will be crucial to target joint territorial strategies. The platform aims also to be a "meeting place" of local stakeholder that is potentially involved in the actions and projects, enabling to foster opportunities for public and private cooperation (private investments, public tenders and introduction of new financial model for energy refurbishment, such as ESCO). Thanks to this approach, the project expects to optimize the application of energy plans and adapted measures for public buildings that will consequently bring to reach the expected energy performance targets and the overall reduction of GHG emissions.3 More effective implementation of policy instruments and improvement of access to funding methods through public-private joint ventures. : ENERJ project aims at improving the effectiveness of energy-related policy instruments and plans (national energy plans and SEAPs) by studying and promoting new financial mechanism (EPC, green taxation, public-private joint ventures, etc.) for EE measures for the public building stock. The defined result will be achieved mainly through activities that are addressed to local authorities and are focused on: raise awareness, capacity building , coordination in management of joint actions, integration of innovative financial schemes, advisory on drafting of plans and joint actions. Thanks to the activity of the Joint Actions Coordinator promoted by the project, the municipalities will be supported in the definition and coordination of integrated joint EE interventions on public building stock. Besides this, it will be also studied how these interventions can be backed through innovative forms of financing, such as public-private joint ventures, which can boost the energy upgrading process. As an additional support to this, the project's online database and platform will help in the decision making and guidance at governance level. The platform contains a collection of good practices, energy plans and policies, guidance on new financial mechanism and will allow a better visibility of the investment financing opportunities for private stakeholders (tenders, EPC, etc.), thus strengthening the collaboration with private companies that are willing to invest in this sector.
Expected Outputs (EN): Joint Actions Strategy,ENERJ Web platform,Methodology for implementing the Joint Actions

Thematic Information


Thematics: Energy efficiency  
Specific Objective: To raise capacity for better management of energy in public buildings at transnational level
Thematic Objective: (4) supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors by:
Investment Priority: (4c) supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings, and in the housing sector


Project Summary


Project name (EN): Joint Actions for Energy Efficiency
Project name: Actions conjointes d’efficacité énergétique
Project acronym: ENERJ

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2019-05-23

Web: https://interreg-med.eu/

Project start date: 2016-11-01
Project end date: 2019-10-31
Project status: Ongoing

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 2.217.041,00
European Union funding: EUR 1.884.484,85

ERDF budget: EUR 1.739.602,35
IPA budget: EUR 144.882,50

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Lead Partner (EN): Development agency of eastern Thessaloniki’s local authorities – Center for the development of human resources and the support of local economy
Lead Partner: Agence de développement des autorités locales de Thessalonique oriental - Centre pour le développement des ressources humaines et le soutien de l'économie locale
Address: 1ST KM THERMIS-TRIADOU (GOLD CENTER No 9), THERMI, Greece
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Address: 10-12 Lefkonos Str, Lefkosia, Cyprus
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Address: PRACA DO MUNICIPIO, N.10, PORTALEGRE, Portugal
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Address: Via del Campo, 1, Città di Castello, Italy
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Address: Rua 19 de Junho, n.o 26, Portalegre, Portugal
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Address: Sheshi "Skederbej", Tirana, Albania
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Address: Trg Edvarda Kardelja 1, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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Department: "Services for Environmental Protection and Enhancement"
Address: Via IV Novembre, 119/a, Roma, Italy
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Address: Banca Giuratale, Pjazza Indipendenza, Ir-Rabat, Malta
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Address: Rudarska 1, Labin, Croatia
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Department: Equal Policies and Networks Department
Address: AVD. SAN FRANCISCO JAVIER, 22. EDIFICIO HERMES 3a PLANTA, MóDULO 14, Sevilla, Spain
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