The target of this training was to facilitate a discussion on EPC policy support. In the Netherlands a national energy agreement was signed in September 2013 between government and relevant stakeholders. For the first time the expanding role of ESCOs was specifically mentioned in a policy document. However, the document does not mention how to support it. In this training market actors and policy makers discuss this issue. TU delft presents the barriers of ESCO projects in the Netherlands. ECN shows EPC policy support examples, foreign experiences learned from the Transparense project.
The target group for this training included public building owners who are interested in but not familiar with energy performance contracting. There was an introduction providing information about the characteristics of an energy performance contracting project. In the meeting many questions were answered. ESCO Netwerk presented their quick scan tool using a fictive project example, demonstrating that it can help to find out whether a renovation project is suitable for an EPC ESCo or not.
From vision to practise, implementing energy transition on a large scale in the public sector. This training was organised for municipalities such as public building owners with the issue: how can we speed up the implementation of energy perfomance contracting projects in public buildings?
During this training Hilary Wood from EEVS provided information about measurement and verification of energy savings in energy performance contracting projects. After an introduction about the IPMVP protocol, presenting different options for measurement and verification: retrofit isolation and analysing the energy use data of the whole site, some particular examples of these two options were discussed. It is important to draft a good M&V plan beforehand. Hilary’s advise is to focus on the scope of the energy saving guarantee of the ESCo.