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.
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...
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...






Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

means Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency

energy efficiency improvement

means increase in energy efficiency as a result of technological, behavioural and/or economic changes

energy efficiency

means the ratio of output of performance, service, goods or energy, to input of energy

energy management system

means a set of interrelated or interacting elements of a plan which sets an energy efficiency objective and a strategy to achieve that objective

energy performance contracting (EPC)

means a contractual arrangement between the beneficiary and the provider of an energy efficiency improvement measure, verified and monitored during the whole term of the contract, where investments (work, supply or service) in that measure are paid for in relation to a contractually agreed level of energy efficiency improvement or other agreed energy performance criterion, such as financial savings

energy savings

means an amount of saved energy determined by measuring and/or estimating consumption before and after implementation of an energy efficiency improvement measure, whilst ensuring normalisation for external conditions that affect energy consumption

energy service

the physical benefit, utility or good derived from a combination of energy with energy-efficient technology or with action, which may include the operations, maintenance and control necessary to deliver the service, which is delivered on the basis of a contract and in normal circumstances has proven to result in verifiable and measurable or estimable energy efficiency improvement or primary energy savings

energy service provider

means a natural or legal person who delivers energy services or other energy efficiency improvement measures in a final customer’s facility or premises


means all forms of energy products, combustible fuels, heat, renewable energy, electricity, or any other form of energy, as defined in Article 2(d) of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 on energy statistics

EPC provider

means an energy service provider who delivers energy services in the form of Energy Performance Contracting

The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP)


is the widely referenced framework for ‘measuring’ energy or water savings and is available at