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17-03-2016
Results of EU survey on Eurostat guidance note “The impact of Energy Performance Contracts on government accounts” show that Eurostat rules on public debt and deficit have a negative impact on investments in energy efficiency in public sector in several EU Member States.
25-11-2015
Fill in European survey on Eurostat guidance note "The impact of EPC´s on government accounts" here. On 7 August 2015, Eurostat published a guidance note titled "The impact of EPC´s on government...
24-11-2015
Transparense project was presented at the European Utility Week in Vienna on 4 November 2015. The presentation "European EPC Markets and the Code of Conduct as a first step towards harmonisation and...

Measurement & Verification

 

Question: Who is going to do a certification process?

Answer: A certificate is provided by an independent body, a so called certification body, assuring that the product, service or system in question meets specific requirements. Typically a certificate is based on International, European or national norms. Other than that comprehensive guidelines for instance can be used. It is important that a broad consensus on these guiding principles is given amongst the most important stakeholders. Obviously guidelines can be further developed towards a norm. Depending on the underlying document – referring to a norm or guideline for instance – the certification body can be chosen. If a company or association wants to develop a certificate for energy efficiency services for instance, a certification body has to be chosen. It is advisable that several certification bodies are evaluated as well as the standards they apply. It is also beneficial to check if the certification body is accredited. Accreditation provides independent confirmation of competence, but accreditation is not compulsory. Please read: http://transparense.eu/eu/publications/quality