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									        ENERGY-EFFICIENT
     EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS




15 innovative projects for an energy-intelligent Europe



                    Status: December 2006
         Energy Efficient Equipment & Products: 15 innovative projects supported by the Intelligent Energy – Europe programme




Editorial Information
Issued by the European Commission's Intelligent Energy Executive Agency (IEEA), this report presents
a series of international projects supported by the European Union's Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE)
programme. The information contained in it may be reproduced.
The responsibility for the content of this publication lies with its authors. It does not necessarily represent
the opinion of the European Community. The IEEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of
the information contained therein. The information contained is given for information purposes only and it
does not bind legally any of the involved parties.
This and other project compilations can be downloaded for free from
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/library/publications_en.htm.
Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) is the European Union’s programme for promoting energy efficiency
and renewables. It supports financially international projects, events, and local/regional energy agencies,
which promote the smarter use of energy and the growth of renewable energy sources.
The Intelligent Energy Executive Agency implements the IEE programme. With more than 40 staff, the
IEEA is at the service of all IEE partners by managing the different projects and events funded under the
IEE programme, and by disseminating the know-how and best practices which they produce.
More details on the IEE programme and on the IEEA can be found on
http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/index_en.html




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                                                        Table of contents

Introduction................................................................................................................................................. 4
Motor Challenge Programme - Energy Efficient Electric Motor Systems in New Member and Candidate
Countries (4EM-MCP) ................................................................................................................................ 7
Implementing EU Appliance Policy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEECAP) ......................................... 8
How to reduce energy consumption in households (ECO N’HOME).......................................................... 9
Monitoring Electricity Consumption in the Tertiary Sector (EL-TERTIARY) ............................................. 10
Technology Procurement for Very Energy Efficient Circulation Pumps (ENERGY+ PUMPS) ................. 12
Monitoring and control of energy consumption in municipal public buildings over the Internet
(ENERinTOWN) ....................................................................................................................................... 13
European Efficient Residential Lighting Initiative (EnERLIn) .................................................................... 15
Intelligent Road and Street lightning in Europe (E-Street)........................................................................ 17
Reducing Energy Consumption (EURO-TOP TEN) ................................................................................. 18
Green Initiative for energy efficient eco-products in the construction industry (GREEN-IT)..................... 20
The European GreenLight Programme in New Member States (NEW GREENLIGHT).......................... 22
Pro-Efficient Cold & Lighting Products (PROEFFICIENCY) ..................................................................... 23
Residential Monitoring to Decrease Energy Use and Carbon Emissions in Europe (REMODECE) ........ 24
Strategies for development and diffusion of Energy Efficient Distribution Transformers (SEEDT) .......... 25
New Projects (start 2007) ......................................................................................................................... 26
Bottom Up to Kyoto (BUtK)....................................................................................................................... 27
Development of the market for energy efficient servers (E-Server).......................................................... 27
European Smart Metering Alliance (ESMA) ............................................................................................. 27
Energy Conservation in Road Pavement Design, Maintenance and Utilisation (ECRPD) ....................... 28
Life-Cycle-Cost in the Planning Process. Constructing Energy Efficient Buildings taking running costs
into account (LCC-DATA)......................................................................................................................... 28




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                                                        Introduction
In 2004 European households used 60% of their energy consumption for space
heating, 20% for water heating, about 13% for lighting and cooling appliances and
7% for other appliances. While the share for space heating has been decreasing
during the last 20 years, that of electric appliances has increased from 10 to 20%.
In EU-25+2 countries the electricity consumption in households is around 27%.
The detailed residential electricity consumption in Europe in 2004 is the following:
heating and cooling 7%, hot water 4%, lighting 13%, refrigerators/freezers 21%,
washing machines 9%, cooking 6%, dishwashers 3%, consumer electronics 8%,
others 30%. Considerable effort has been made to reduce the energy consumption of appliances, but changes in
lifestyle have offset a large part of this. In the tertiary sector office equipment is responsible for up to 40% of
electricity consumed in an office building and this sector, including outdoor lighting, is growing in size and energy
demand.
In order to support better the integration of energy efficiency measures into national legislation the European
Commission has proposed several directives which have been adopted and are now in force. These concern broad
areas where there is significant potential for energy savings for equipment and products, especially the Directive on
Eco-design Requirements for Energy-using Products, the Directive on the Energy Labelling of Domestic Appliances
and the Regulation on the energy efficiency labelling programme for office equipment.
In this context the IEE programme with its Vertical Key Action 4 supports actions on overcoming non-technological
market barriers for energy-efficient equipment and products that are used in the residential and tertiary sector. It
means using the best technologies to consume less energy, while satisfying the same end user comfort level. This
target should be reached by means of information campaigns, awards, promoting best practices, benchmarking
etc. to accelerate market transformation for energy-efficient products and systems thereof, including enforcing the
application and enhancing the awareness of EU labels and minimum energy efficiency standards.
According to the Green Paper on Energy Efficiency there exists a potential cost-effective saving in the sector of
electrical appliances of 15 Mtoe until 2020 that could be harnessed, especially by actions focusing on energy end-
use products identified in the European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) as representing the biggest energy
savings potential: motor systems, office equipment, lighting, consumer electronics.

Ongoing projects on energy-efficient equipment and products
                                 Vertical Key Action 4 was open in three Calls for proposals of the Intelligent
                                 Energy - Europe Programme (IEE); 14 projects started early 2006 and 5 projects
                                 start early 2007. The projects run from 28 to 36 months, with 5 to 18 partners
                                 from EU-25+2, except Luxembourg, plus Norway. Most of the projects address
                                 more than one of the target areas of the key action, with a focus on target area 2
“Technology procurement, buyer initiatives and other approaches to accelerating the transformation of the market”
(14 projects). 5 projects work on target area 1 “Enforcing the application and enhancing the awareness of EU
labels and minimum energy efficiency standards” and 10 projects on target area 3 “Monitoring market
transformation and preparing the ground for new policy initiatives”.
The ongoing 19 IEE projects take up a wide range of products, technologies and markets: Market transformation
actions on individual energy-efficient products are carried out for residential lighting, office and street lighting, IT
servers, boiler, air conditioner, motor systems, pumps, distribution transformers and construction materials. On the
other hand, broader awareness rising actions cover different equipment and products, such as boosting successful
programmes to the New Member States (GreenLight, Motor Challenge Programme, CEECAP), the TOPTEN
homepage on energy-efficient residential appliances, residential and tertiary databases and monitoring activities on
energy-efficient appliances, specific actions on lighting and cold appliances and the establishment of a European
Smart Metering Alliance for the residential sector.
The ongoing projects are complemented by two important IEE events having taken place in 2006, the 4th
International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting in London (EEDAL’06) and the
Buy Bright Event in Brussels, promoting public procurement for energy-efficient lighting.




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Expected results of ongoing projects
The ongoing IEE projects on energy-efficient equipment and products are not completed yet but from the agreed
deliverables the following results are expected: Brochures, guidelines, training/ communication/ press kits, articles,
tools and databases are currently designed to support awareness raising actions, such as the GreenLight award,
CFL campaigns and CFL quality charter, acquisition of new Motor Challenge and GreenLight partners and
endorsers, setting benchmarks for IT servers, development of voluntary agreement on distribution transformers,
voluntary label on construction materials and draft standard on street lighting, promotion of energy-efficient pumps
on fairs, counting saved kWh and CO2 emissions from home audits on the Eco n'Home website, etc.
All projects should dispose of a website, that announces events, offers public deliverables for download and
provides further information and contact details (see http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/projects/save_en.htm).




Best practice example to encourage market uptake of energy-efficient residential lighting
Higher-efficacy compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) consume 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lighting,
while offering the same light output (lumens). This energy saving is reached by a five times higher efficiency and a
ten times higher lifetime of the CFL. Nevertheless, the vast majority
of lamps used in households are incandescent lamps. This shows               Energy Savings Residential Lighting
that energy savings also have to derive from a change in consumer
behaviour, achievable by information campaigns in collaborations
with retailers, shops, department store chains or furniture houses on
overcoming the following barriers:
The very low purchase cost of incandescent bulbs is a disincentive
                                                                                          CFL Savings: 65 € and 80% of energy
for consumers to choose more efficient CFLs, which are more
                                                                                            Incandescent lamp versus CFL:
expensive.
• Life-cycle costs calculations may convince the consumer, next to                    Lumens per Watt: 12 versus 60
    energy saving calculations.                                                       Lifetime: 1.000 hours versus 10.000 hours
                                                                                      For 10.000 operating hours at 0,12 €/kWh:
• Inadequate quality assurance has sometimes allowed poor                             Energy consumed: 750 kWh versus 150 kWh
    quality CFLs to be sold, which do not achieve adequate light                      Energy costs: 90 € versus 18 €
    output and comfort.                                                               Lamp costs: 10 x 0,50 € versus 1 x 12 €
    Labelling of newer, high-quality CFLs, which are available in a                   Life Cycle Consumer costs: 95 € versus 30 €
    larger range of shapes, styles and sizes, may convince the
    consumer.
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•   Lack of domestic luminaries designed to take pin-based CFLs, those CFLs without the ballast integrated.
    Widely held belief that also CFLs with the ballast integrated into the lamp are not fitting into lamp sockets.
    Subsidy schemes to luminary manufacturers support the market development of dedicated luminaries for pin-
    based CFLs. Information on the much larger range of CFL models now available, which fit into a much larger
    range of lamp sockets than earlier generations, may convince the consumer.




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     Motor Challenge Programme - Energy Efficient Electric Motor Systems in
                New Member and Candidate Countries (4EM-MCP)
    Programme area:          SAVE, energy efficient equipment and products
    Status:                  ongoing

    Coordinator:             Michal Ramczykowski
                             PCPC, Poland
                             E-mail: ramczykowski@miedz.org.pl
                             Tel: +48 71 78 12 488
    Partners:                Polish Copper Promotion Centre - PCPC, Poland
                             Engineering Consulting and Design - ECD, Italy
                             Centre for Promotion of Clean and Efficient Energy in Romania -
                             ENERO, Romania
                             ISR-University of Coimbra - ISR, Portugal
                             ESD-Bulgaria Ltd. - ESDB, Bulgaria
                             Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency - FEWE, Poland
                             Black Sea Regional Energy Centre - BSREC, Bulgaria
                             Energy Efficiency Agency - EEA, Bulgaria
                             Systemexpert Consulting Ltd. - SC, Hungary
    Website:                 www.mcp-europe.eu

    Objective:               To disseminate, extend and apply MCP tools through national
                             programmes in New Member States and Candidate Countries
    Benefits:                Industrial motor-driven systems in the countries targeted realise
                             considerable electricity savings

    Keywords:                Electrical Motors, Efficiency, New Member States and Candidate
                             Countries

    Duration:                01/2006 – 12/2008
    Budget:                  € 670,110 (EU contribution: 47.49%)
    Contract number:         EIE-05-193

Short description
The previous Motor Challenge Programme (MCP) was a powerful mechanism to promote energy efficiency. It
• boosted European frameworks which encourage energy-savings;
•     raised awareness of, and provided information on, the potential for energy and money saving measures;
•     focused on the performance of entire systems;
• publicly acknowledged pro-active companies through use of the MCP logo, catalogues, etc.
4EM-MCP follows up to MCP by applying the tools developed within EU new member states and candidate
countries, adapting them to their specific economic, technological, social and geographical conditions.
The overall aim is to build capacity and raise the awareness of policy makers and industry of energy efficiency, e.g.
through dissemination, evaluation tools, market research, assessment of energy efficiency potentials, or enterprise
interventions.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Studies on the market penetration of energy-efficient electric motor systems; on past, current and planned
   actions to improve the efficiency of electric motor systems; and on energy efficiency potential in electric motor
   systems in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Poland and Czech Republic.
•     Auditing of 100 companies and pilot application of the MCP tool set in at least 22 industrial sites
•     Translations of first modules of the MCP toolset in national languages
•     Appointment of 5 new national contact points to the Motor Challenge Programme

Lessons learnt
This project has just started. It is therefore too early to draw lessons.



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Implementing EU Appliance Policy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEECAP)
    Programme area:          SAVE, Energy-efficient equipment and products
    Status:                  ongoing

    Coordinator:             Juraj Krivošík
                             SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Centre, Czech Republic
                             E-mail: juraj.krivosik@svn.cz
                             Tel: -420 – 224 252 115
    Partners:                Organisation, country:
                             KAPE Poland,
                             ARCE Romania,
                             EnEffect Bulgaria,
                             LEI Lithuania,
                             ADEME France,
                             AEA Austria,
                             Klinckenberg Consultants the Netherlands.
    Website:                 www.ceecap.org

    Objective:               To help implement EU appliance labelling and energy efficiency
                             policies in Central and Eastern European countries
    Benefits:                More attention to and greater use of energy efficiency appliance
                             labelling

    Keywords:                Labelling, consumers, market transformation

    Duration:                1/1/2006 – 31/6/2008
    Budget:                  € 746,153 (EU contribution: 50%)
    Contract number:         EIE – 05 – 195

Short description
The CEECAP project helps create suitable conditions to label appliances and put EU energy efficiency policies into
action in Central and Eastern European countries.
It aims to increase expertise and experience regarding the verification and enforcement, market introduction
aspects, strengthen relationships between stakeholders and the start up of national actions to improve energy
efficiency.
The project targets national experts and decision-makers and applies a range of mechanisms, such as training,
design and preparation of national appliance labelling and efficiency actions, national multi-disciplinary committees
as a forum for discussion about best practices, cooperation opportunities, and knowledge transfer.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Distribution of information and exchange of experience between main actors and institutions
•     Comprehensive educational and marketing materials focused on appliance labelling from both the state
      legislation and consumer marketing viewpoint
•     Development and implementation of national plans to improve labelling legislation and practise
•     Changed purchasing decisions of consumers, who will buy more labelled – und thus energy-efficient - products

Lessons learnt
• Although the project has not been completed it is possible to draw the following preliminary conclusions:
• Appliance labelling does not have the attention similar to large energy projects such as power plants or
   industrial consumers, despite the significant growth of electricity consumption in households.
•     Nevertheless, it is possible to organise relevant activities and achieve positive results by motivating the target
      groups and bringing concrete information and international experience to them
•     The interest to help consumers with choosing appropriate appliances is the driving force in the effort to adapt
      energy labelling on all possible appliances within the markets.




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          How to reduce energy consumption in households (ECO N’HOME)
    Programme area:          SAVE, energy efficient equipment and products
    Status:                  ongoing

    Coordinator:             Erwan Olivo
                             MVE, France
                             E-mail: eolivo@agence-mve.org
                             Tel: 01 42 87 13 55
    Partners:                e-ster bvba, Belgium
                             Marches Energy Agency, UK
                             Klimaschutz-und Energie-Beratungsagentur Heidelberg
                             Nachbargemeinden gGmbH,Germany, Germany
                             Gefosat, France
                             Agence De l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie, France
                             Agencia Municipal de Energia de Almada, Portugal
                             Agencia Energia e Ambiente di Torino, Italy
                             Leicester energy agency, UK
                             Fédération des agences locales de maîtrise de l’énergie françaises,
                             France
    Website:                 www.econhome.net

    Objective:               to explore an innovative approach to reducing the energy
                             consumption in households
    Benefits:                Practical service for lowering energy use in households and for raising
                             awareness on this topic

    Keywords:                Home energy diagnosis, energy consumption analysis, behaviour
                             changes

    Duration:                01/2006 – 12/2008
    Budget:                  1,177,249 € (EU contribution: 50%)
    Contract number:         EIE-05-029

Short description
Improving the energy efficiency of buildings, which consume 40% of energy in Europe, will reduce CO2 emissions
and contribute to compliance with the Kyoto protocol.
ECO N’ HOME explores innovative approaches to reducing the energy consumption of households by advising
households and identifying possible improvements in their day-to-day energy use.
The main result should be “home energy diagnosis“ - a tool to reduce domestic energy consumption. Based on a
common methodology, this tool should be transferable to users from across Europe. It will allow to analyse energy
consumption in households and, based on the findings, to recommend technical and non-technical measures to
reduce energy use for heating, electricity and transport. This tool will be subject to testing during an 18-month
period.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Reduction of CO2 emissions (1 ton per household per year) and energy consumption (10 to 20%) per
   household.
•     Project website with a section to count CO2 saved and kWh savings
•     Printed information (flyer, project brochures) and organisation of conferences, workshops, meetings reaching
      out to energy agencies, public and private organizations, and public authorities.
•     Setting-up of a methodology and common tools: Online database for the follow up of the participants and result
      of the project (kWh savings and CO2 saved), reports on diagnosis and energy-saving action plan, evaluation
      report of the action made.
•     Analysis of opportunities to use the tool for the introduction of “white certificates” and to help implement the the
      European energy services Directive.

Lessons learnt
This project has just started. It is therefore too early to draw lessons.


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     Monitoring Electricity Consumption in the Tertiary Sector (EL-TERTIARY)
    Programme area:          SAVE, energy-efficient products and services
    Status:                  ongoing

    Coordinator:             Edelgard Gruber
                             Fraunhofer ISI, Germany
                             E-mail: eg@isi.fraunhofer.de
                             Tel: +49 721 6809–159
    Partners:                IGS, Germany
                             City of Frankfurt, Germany
                             ADEME, France
                             Armines, France
                             EDF R&D, France
                             Cenergie, Belgium
                             WHC, Netherlands
                             CRES, Greece
                             eERG, Italy
                             ISIS, Italy
                             ISR-UC, Portugal
                             ADENE, Portugal
                             Ekodoma, Lativa
                             SEVEn, Czech Republic
                             Eneffect, Bulgaria
                             ARCE, Romania
                             CEU, Hungary
    Website:                 www.eu.fhg.de/el-tertiary

    Objective:               Promote more efficient electricity use based on reliable information by
                             monitoring consumption structure
    Benefits:                Better management and use of tertiary buildings; improved EU and
                             national energy efficiency policies

    Keywords:                Electricity, monitoring, tertiary sector

    Duration:                1/2006 – 6/2008
    Budget:                  € 1,450,723 (EU contribution: 49,67 %)
    Contract number:         EIE/05/144/SI2.419658

Short description
The EL-TERTIARY project promotes the more efficient use of electricity in the Tertiary Sector, counteracting
against current and expected future increases in power consumption.
The project will provide detailed and reliable know-how on the electricity consumption structure, differentiated by
purpose (lighting, office equipment, ventilation, air conditioning, etc.) and for specific types of buildings, developing
a harmonised methodology for electricity metering, survey and analysis.
Existing studies and data on electricity consumption in the Tertiary Sector and methodologies are reviewed and
collected in a database. A methodology has been developed which is being used for monitoring electricity
consumption in more than 100 tertiary buildings in 12 European countries.
The results will be made available for all interested experts and the public and will be used to develop brochures on
electricity monitoring and efficiency measures for building managers in 2008.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Database on results of monitoring electricity consumption in more than 100 tertiary buildings (2007)
•     Overview on corresponding studies and data existing in European countries (soon achieved)
•     Materials for building managers to enable them to carry out metering by themselves (2008)
•     Conclusions for electricity saving potentials and policies as well as input for the EU MURE and ODYSSEE
      database on energy policies and indicators




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Lessons learnt
Although the project has not been completed it is possible to draw the following preliminary conclusions:
• The availability of detailed data of electricity consumption and purposes of use in the Tertiary Sector still is
    poor.
•   An existing comprehensive and computer-based methodology for registering this type of data in a building has
    not been found. Therefore it has been developed within the project.




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        Technology Procurement for Very Energy Efficient Circulation Pumps
                              (ENERGY+ PUMPS)
    Programme area:          SAVE, energy-efficient equipment and products
    Status:                  ongoing

    Coordinator:             Dr. Claus Barthel
                             Wuppertal Institute, Germany
                             E-mail: claus.barthel@wupperinst.org
                             Tel +49-202-2492-166
    Partners:                Austrain Energy Agency A.E.A., Austria
                             Politecnico di Milano, eERG, Italy
                             Flemish Institute for Technological Research, VITO, Belgium
                             Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, CRES, Greece
                             ESCAN S.A., Spain
                             SEVEn – the Energy Efficiency Center, Czech Republic
                             MOTIVA, Finland
                             Deutsche Energie Agentur, Dena, Germany
                             Agence de l´Environment et de la Maitrise de l´Energie, ADEME,
                             France
    Website:                 www.energypluspumps.eu

    Objective:               Market transformation towards new very energy-efficient pump
                             technologies for circulators in heating systems
    Benefits:                Electricity savings of 100 GWh/year at the end of the project

    Keywords:                Market transformation, technology procurement, circulator

    Duration:                01/2006 – 12/2008
    Budget:                  € 1,125,636 (EU contribution: 50 %)
    Contract number:         EIE-05-123

Short description
Circulators in single or double family homes and flats cause about 2–3 % of the overall electricity consumption of
the EU. A new technology of pumps with electronically commutated (EC) motor pumps is available now; it is one
possible way to achieve a reduction in circulator annual electricity use by 60 % or more.
If these new very energy-efficient pump technologies became the new technology standard for circulators, they
would save about 1 % of current EU electricity consumption, that is 25 TWh/year, and reduce CO2 emissions by 10
million tons per year.
The project will adapt and apply the technology procurement methodology. Large buyers, mainly (social) housing
companies will be aggregated, to activate the pump and boiler manufacturers. Sales and training materials, and
sizing spreadsheet software for installation contractors will be developed and applied. A competition both for
energy-efficient products and marketing campaigns will be organised and the information on the Energy+ pumps
will be disseminated widely through website, newsletter, media, and fairs.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Lists of qualifying products (Energy+ circulators, heat generators with integrated Energy+ circulators);
•     Lists of institutional buyers and of supporters;
•     Sales and training materials and sizing software for installation contractors
•     Electricity savings of 100 GWh/year at the end of the project
•     high efficiency pumps should become the standard

Lessons learnt
• Although the project has not been completed it is possible to draw the following preliminary conclusions:
• The pump manufacturers are very open for the project and willingly to cooperate;
•     It seems to be more complicated than expected to find efficiency criteria for pumps in heating systems that are
      valid for northern as well as for southern Europe



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Monitoring and control of energy consumption in municipal public buildings
                     over the Internet (ENERinTOWN)
    Programme area:          SAVE, energy-efficient equipment and products
    Status:                  ongoing

    Coordinator:             Name: Mr. Guillermo Basañez-Unanue
                             Organisation, country EVE, Ente Vasco de la Energía
                             E-mail: Gbasanez@eve.es
                             Tel +34 94 403 5600
    Partners:                INEGA, Spain
                             LDK (Greece)
                             TEA (Ireland)
                             IST (Portugal)
                             ADEME (France)
                             LEI (Lithuania)
                             AREAL (Portugal)
                             ZREU (Germany);AI (Italy)
    Website:

    Objective:               Establish greater control over energy consumption in municipally-
                             owned buildings,
    Benefits:                Filling two gaps: lack of precise knowledge regarding energy
                             consumption curves, and lack of qualified staff

    Keywords:                monitoring, procurement, buildings

    Duration:                01/2006 – 07/2008
    Budget:                  € 721,050 (EU contribution: 50%)
    Contract number:         EIE/05/118/SI2.419653

Short description
You cannot save what you cannot measure. For this reason, this project will enable municipal energy managers to
know how much energy their municipalities use by
• Continuous remote monitoring of electricity and natural gas consumption in 100 public buildings run by the
   selected municipal authorities.
•     Creating a new computer tool to gather the information supplied by the measuring equipment over the Internet,
      and use it to generate consumption graphs by periods, comparisons between buildings, municipalities or
      regions, etc.
•     Creating the figure of the municipal or regional energy manager as the officer with maximum responsibility for
      monitoring energy demand from public buildings.
•     Applying low-cost awareness-enhancing measures geared towards correcting certain deviations in
      consumption, and track the results.
•     Preparing a guide that will give help local managers in acquiring equipment and designing properties, using
      criteria based on energy efficiency and use of renewable resources.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Continuous remote reading of energy consumption
•     Development and implementation of a municipal management tool
•     Network of municipal energy managers
•     Application of low-cost improvements and assessment of results
•     Creation of a municipal guide to procuring equipment and designing buildings using energy criteria




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Lessons learnt
• The following barriers have so far prevented the widespread use of continuous monitoring of energy
   consumption data in municipal buildings:
• Budgetary problems. Fee and licences for Communication software and Energy Management Software. This
   means that a centralised centre is needed. As a consequence of this next problem appears.
•   IT problems. IT Local/Municipal networks and security means a difficulty when Energy Manager wants to
    import/export datas.
•   Expertise in Municipalities. The aim of the project is to cover all municipalities. The problem is that for the
    moment there is no skilled person available in the municipality who can deal with all energy aspects. Part of the
    project is to train these people but at this moment this means delays in the implementation of the project.




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                   European Efficient Residential Lighting Initiative (EnERLIn)
    Programme area:          SAVE, Energy efficient equipment and products
    Status:                  ongoing

    Coordinator:             Georges Zissis
                             Université Toulouse 3 – Paul Sabatier, France
                             E-mail: georges.zissis@cpat.ups-tlse.fr
                             Tel +33-561556996
    Partners:                ADENE, Portugal
                             BE, Germany
                             e-ster, Belgium
                             EKODOMA, Latvia
                             ENEA, Italy
                             ESB, Estonia
                             KAPE, Poland
                             Respect, Sweden
                             SEC, Bulgaria
                             SEVEn, Czech Republic
                             UTC-N, Romania
                             DEN, Denmark
                             CEU, Hungary
    Website:                 www.enerlin.enea.it

    Objective:               Promote the use of Compact Fluorescent Lamps for more energy-
                             efficiency residential lighting in Europe
    Benefits:                Considerable energy and cost savings

    Keywords:                Residential Lighting, Compact Fluorescent Lamps, Promotion
                             Campaigns

    Duration:                01/2006 – 12/2008
    Budget:                  € 1,870,950 (EU contribution: 48.53%)
    Contract number:         EIE-05-176

Short description
The overall project objective is to substantially increase the efficiency of residential lighting in a number of Member
States and Candidate Countries, through increased penetration of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s) in the
residential sector.
It can been shown that energy savings from increasing CFLs use in households can be as high as 11 TWh per
annum, corresponding to 1.2 Mtonnes of less greenhouse gas per annum.
The main target groups for this project are: National Energy Agencies, Energy utilities, Lighting manufacturers,
Consumer defence associations, Individual consumers, Lamp and luminary retailers, Policy makers, Architects and
Civil Engineers
The consortium work is focussed on the better promotion of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) for residential use.
The main outputs from the project will be the creation of new European CFL-Quality Charter, the design of
attractive CFL promotional campaigns, the creation of CFL quality criteria and comprehensive databases.

Expected results
• New European CFL-Quality Charter
•     CFL promotion campaign scenarios and templates of promotion materials
•     Tools calculating energy consumption in the residential lighting sector with possibility to extrapolate in the next
      decades
•     CFL-related databases including technical and quality date as well as market penetration, prices etc…
•     Web-based training modules for energy agencies and policy makers, retailers, installers and architects, end-
      users




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Lessons learnt
Although the project has not been completed it is possible to draw the following preliminary conclusions:
• A first tool for estimating energy consumption due to lighting in the residential sector is established and used to
    predict the impact of various scenarios in the horizon of 2030. It has been shown that convincing end-user to
    use more good quality CFLs instead of classic bulbs may lead to 21% energy gains associated to a 13%
    increase of available light compared to 2006 situation. In the opposite, if nothing achieved in that direction, the
    energy consumption for lighting will increase by 24% for (only) 11% more light…
•   The consortium identified some reasons that today refrain consumers from CFL use in residential sector:
    Consumer dislikes classic CFL shapes, and, CFLs misfit often to “design” luminaries; Consumer dislikes colour
    temperature & rendering of CFLs; Good quality CFLs are still expensive, and, inexpensive CFLs aren’t reliable;
    Return time is short but “diluted” and directly observable; Most of Plug & Play CFLs aren’t dimmable;
    Consumer need all light instantaneously but CFLs need time to warm-up; CFL dislikes rapid (or random) ON-
    OFF cycle and is incompatible with presence detectors; CFL power supply dislikes mains voltage fluctuations




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                     Intelligent Road and Street lightning in Europe (E-Street)
    Programme area:          SAVE, energy-efficient equipment and products
    Status:                  ongoing

    Coordinator:             Eirik Bjelland
                             Hafslund Nett AS
                             E-mail: eirik.bjelland@hafslund.no
                             Tel: +47 99 21 30 36
    Partners:                Hafslund Nett AS, Norway
                             Agência Municipal de Energia de Almada, Portugal
                             Black Sea Regional Energy Centre, Bulgaria
                             City of Gothenburg, Sweden
                             Javna Razsvetljava d.d, Slovenia
                             Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
                             Philips Lys A/S, Denmark
                             Eltodo EG, Czech republic
                             Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii S.A, Poland
                             Selc Eireann Teorante/Selc Ireland Limitem, Ireland
                             Echelon BV, Holland
                             City of Oslo, Norway
                             SITO Oy, Finland
    Website:                 www.e-streetlight.com

    Objective:               Increase knowledge and awareness of intelligent street lighting and
                             accelerate the use of these technologies in Europe
    Benefits:

    Keywords:                Energy saving, street lighting, technology

    Duration:                01/2005 – 07/2008
    Budget:                  € 1,083,846 (EU contribution: 50 %)
    Contract number:         EIE/05/157

Short description
This project will increase knowledge and awareness of intelligent street lighting and accelerate the use of these
technologies in Europe.
The project partners plan to assess energy savings for different settings, help to coordinate procurement initiatives,
speed up the development of legislation and standards, and communicate ”costumers needs” on technology and
administrative aspects. New standards for vote within CIE and later CEN are very important to avoid conservative
attitudes to hamper the progress.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Document the market potential in a market assessment and review report. This report is completed and can be
   downloaded from the e-street webpage.
•     Adapted EPC and TPC solutions for intelligent street lighting. EPC/TPF contracts have been adapted to street
      lighting and a calculation model is finished.
•     New tender documents and standardized technical specifications - several drafts are ready to be discussed in
      the WP
•     20-30.000 intelligent street lights implemented within the project period - 6000 luminaries are already in
      operation
•     Non proprietary administrative tools for administration and operation - A draft specification (already
      implemented in Norwegian market) are ready for discussion in the WP

Lessons learnt
This project has almost just started. It is therefore too early to draw lessons.




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                            Reducing Energy Consumption (EURO-TOP TEN)
    Programme area:          SAVE, Market transformation for energy-efficient equipment and
                             products
    Status:                  Ongoing

    Coordinator:             Therese Kreitz
                             ADEME, French agency for environment and energy management
                             E-mail: therese.kreitz@ademe.fr
                             Tel: +33.(0)4.9395.7984
    Partners:                Motiva Oy, Finland
                             Ecofys b.v., The Netherlands                                                       Topten Austria:
                             Wuppertal Institute, Germany
                             Austrian Energy Agency, Austria
                             World Wide Fund for Nature – vzw/asbl, Belgium
                             WWF European Policy Office, Belgium
                             SEVEn, o.p.s, Czech Republic
                             Fonds Mondial pour la Nature, France                                               Topten France:

                             WWF Italia Onlus, Italy
                             Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency, Poland
                             WWF Magyarország, Hungary
    Website:                 www.topten.info

    Objective:               Make efficient products the normal and best choice for consumers,                  Switzerland and Netherlands
                             retailers and manufacturers
    Benefits:                Up-to-date and targeted information, easily available for European
                             consumers, coordinated European dialogue with

    Keywords:                Best products, communication, dialogue with manufacturers

    Duration:                01/01/06 – 31/10/08
    Budget:                  € 1,154,381 (EU contribution: 50%)
    Contract number:         EIE /05/021/S12.419612

Short description
Thousands of refrigerators, TVs, cars and all kind of energy consuming equipment are available on the market.
Consumers cannot compare and chose judiciously: no information available, no time, too difficult …Thanks to
Topten websites, consumers can now find best products by a simple click.
In October 2006 nine Topten websites will be created, each of them providing a selection of best appliances from
the energy point of view. The information targets consumers (pictures, functions, price, no complex calculation,
availability in their country), is neutral (no influence from manufacturers), rigorous and transparent (the selection
methodology is explained online).
The websites are promoted thanks to communication activities towards the media in order to attract numerous
visitors, which in turn give us strength to organise a dialogue with manufacturers at European level, set ambitious
criteria for product selection and advise large buyers (public procurement) and authorities developing policies on
efficient products.
Our teams are composed of energy specialists, environmental NGO and consumer associations.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Nine Topten websites presenting best products in a variety of fields (home appliances, office equipment, cars,
   etc.), selected for their energy performance – including market monitoring activities.
•     Extensive communication activities targeting the general media, large public and private buyers and public
      authorities.
•     Organisation of a competition on the most original / effective promotion campaign for energy efficient products
      (targeting large buyers, including retailers).
•     Organisation of a product exhibition for selected most efficient products - involving manufacturer cooperation
      and creating a constructive dialogue.
•     At the end of the project, it is expected that the websites continue their activities (updating product selection,
      new products targeted).


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Lessons learnt
Although the project has recently started, it is possible to draw the following lessons from experience in countries
where Topten websites are already active (Switzerland, France, Austria and The Netherlands):
• Topten is a concept that goes far beyond presenting information on a website. The various activities reinforce
    each other with the ultimate goal to encourage and accelerate the design, marketing and buying of super
    efficient appliances and equipment within a reasonable timeframe
•   Target groups are responding very positively: e.g. 900’000 of visitors with 27 Mio hits in Switzerland last year,
    the city of Zurich is buying systematically from the Topten-selection, in France the main TVs and press have
    reported the presentation of the car and household categories, partners as electrical utilities, consumer and
    environmental organisations are multiplying the impact of Topten
•   Topten is an open platform; new countries can join us at any time




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         Green Initiative for energy efficient eco-products in the construction
                                  industry (GREEN-IT)
    Programme area:          SAVE, energy-efficient equipment and products
    Status:                  ongoing

    Coordinator:             Eugenia Lazari
                             CRES - Center for Renewable Energy Sources, Greece
                             E-mail: jlazari@cres.gr
                             Tel: +30 210 66 03 260 (direct), +30 210 66 03 300 (central)
    Partners:                Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment – CSTB, France
                             Building Research Establishment – BRE, United Kingdom
                             Danish Building Research Institute – SBi, Denmark
                             Cenergia Energy Consultants – CENERGIA, Denmark
                             Narodowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii S.A. – NAPE, Poland
                             National Institute of Engineering Technology and Innovation - INETI,
                             Portugal
                             VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland – VTT, Finland
                             Ecofys Energie- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH - Ecofys GmbH,
                             Germany
    Website:                 www.green-it.eu

    Objective:               To promote energy labelling of building products and improve energy
                             efficiency in buildings
    Benefits:                Faster market transformation towards regulated energy performance
                             of buildings and improved energy-using products.

    Keywords:                Energy labelling, building products, market transformation

    Duration:                01.01.2006 – 30.06.2008
    Budget:                  € 1,785,305 (EU contribution 49.58%)
    Contract number:         EIE/05/024/SI2.419623

Short description
GREEN-IT aims to introduce energy labelling in the European building construction products sector and accelerate
the EU market transformation towards regulated Energy Performance of Buildings and improved “eco-designed”
Energy-Using Products.
As currently only environmental labelling (for building products) is applied in some EU countries only and in
different ways, the project aims to pilot implement energy labelling of EU manufactured and marketed building
products with “customized” approaches according to each participating country’s needs.
The EU industry is involved in the project with voluntary mechanisms and product labelling is used as a means to
promote best practice in construction products manufacturing and motivate the sector to further compliance with
the new EPBD. The pilot label will be based on thermal performance criteria and building operational energy within
the EPBD needs and EU building products will be assessed, benchmarked and further labelled based on their
contribution to the overall building performance.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Report (in English) on the energy influence of EU construction products based on a benchmarking procedure
•     Proposal for an EU energy label for energy-efficient building construction products (LOGO in English)
•     Voluntary Agreements with European industry stakeholders concerning their participation in GREEN-IT. An
      average of 10 agreements per participating country during a two-year period is expected, covering an average
      of 3 specific products per manufacturer.
•     Energy efficient construction atlas (CD-ROM) in English for industry, building professionals and policy-makers.
•     Green product catalogue (approximately 120 – 150 pages in English) for building professionals, industry and
      policy-makers.




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Lessons learnt
Although the project has not been completed it is possible to draw the following preliminary conclusions:
• Common construction practice strongly depends on local market availability, cost related factors and consumer
    awareness. However, the building construction product industry in some countries is reluctant to provide
    information for the assessment of their products and further energy labelling in fear of the existing rating (A, B,
    C, categories etc) that accompanies typical labelling of appliances and equipment.
•   Existing environmental labelling schemes (i.e. EPDs) for construction products already implemented in some
    countries confuse the EU industry with the “new” labelling approach based on thermal performance of building
    products (which results in reduced building operational energy and increased energy savings).
•   Labelling (of products) is a very effective tool for the information needs of the end users, as also for the
    promotion of leading market products and thus motivation of the EU manufacturers (CE marking from the CPD
    does not always cover energy efficiency issues).




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                 The European GreenLight Programme in New Member States
                                   (NEW GREENLIGHT)
    Programme area:          SAVE, energy-efficient equipment and products
    Status:                  ongoing

    Coordinator:             Juraj Krivošík
                             SEVEn, The Energy efficiency Center, Czech Republic
                             E-mail: juraj.krivosik@svn.cz
                             Tel: -420 – 224 252 115
    Partners:                Organisation, country:
                             ADEME, France
                             ARCE, Romania
                             Ekodoma, Latvia
                             EnEffect, Bulgaria
                             LEI, Lithuania
                             IJS, Slovenia
                             KAPE, Poland
    Website:                 www.eu-greenlight.org

    Objective:               Promote the GreenLight programme in the new EU member states
                             and attract new partners and endorsers
    Benefits:                Increased promotion of energy efficiency in lighting in non-residential
                             buildings and streets

    Keywords:                Non-residential lighting, marketing promotion, European programme

    Duration:                1/1/2006 – 31/12/2008
    Budget:                  € 893,605 (EU contribution: 50%)
    Contract number:         EIE / 05 / 192

Short description
NEW GREENLIGHT extends the GreenLight project, launched in 2000, to the new EU member states. GreenLight
is a voluntary initiative launched by the European Commission, whereby private and public organisations in the
“old” EU member states committed themselves to reducing their energy use for lighting.
NEW GREENLIGHT wants to commit at least 110 new partners to the GreenLight principles and achieve energy
savings of more than 20 GWh per year at the end of the project.
In order to achieve this outcome, the NEW GREENLIGHT partners plan to create new National Contact Point of the
project, each of which should identify at least 3 endorsers every year, and to transfer and market the GreenLight
know-how the new member states (guidelines for potential partners and supporters, leaflet and brochures, CD-
ROMs and presentations, extension of the programme’s web-site, organisation of seminars, individual
consultations, conferences etc. )

Expected and/or achieved results
• 10 – 15 new GreenLight partners attracted to the programme in each participating country (total of 110)
•     8 new GreenLight endorsers attracted to the programme in each country (total of 60)
•     Increased attention to energy efficiency in non residential lighting and marketing support to concrete
      organisations
•     Preparation of a set of promotion materials in 8 new languages
•     Promotion of efficient lighting technologies and achievement of concrete energy savings

Lessons learnt
Although the project has not been completed it is possible to draw the following preliminary conclusions:
• Intensive marketing support and individual negotiations are necessary to bring the attention of the owners and
    managers of large buildings to the issue of lighting energy efficiency
•     Technological progress is the main driving force promoting energy efficient light sources but lack of investment
      costs and organisational reasons prohibit their wider use
•     The good-will brand of a European programme can be very significant in influencing institutional decisions but
      also good related services are necessary
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                    Pro-Efficient Cold & Lighting Products (PROEFFICIENCY)
    Programme area:          SAVE, energy efficient equipment and products
    Status:                  Ongoing

    Coordinator:             Margarita Puente
                             ESCAN S.A., Spain
                             E-mail: escan@escansa.com
                             Tel: +34 91 323 26 43
    Partners:                O.Ö. Energiesparverband ESV, Austria
                             GERTEC GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft, Germany
                             Instututul de Studii si Proiectari Energetice ISPE, Romania
                             Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii s.a. KAPE, Poland
                             Severn Wye Energy Agency SWEA, UK
    Website:                 www.escansa.com/proefficiency

    Objective:               To promote eco-efficient cold and lighting products in the household
                             and tertiary sectors
    Benefits:                More pilot promoters' initiatives and consumers' projects; data on
                             effectiveness of initiatives; greater distribution of experiences and
                             know-how

    Keywords:                Refrigerators, Lighting, Energy Efficiency

    Duration:                January 2006 – December 2008
    Budget:                  939,370 € (EU contribution: 50 %)
    Contract number:         EIE-05-218

Short description
The aim of the project is to promote eco-efficient cold and lighting products in the household and tertiary sectors,
PROEFFICIENCY is a strategic initiative taken at the level of six European countries: Spain, Austria, Germany,
Romania, Poland and United Kingdom.
Voluntary integrated initiatives for encouraging the use of the most eco-energy efficient products, within different
regional scenarios from the European Market including old, new and candidate MS, will be carried out the
implementation of "pilot promoters' initiatives" and "pilot consumers' projects/actions".
Work includes: Common Methodology; State of the art for Regional scenarios; Pilot promoters' initiatives; Pilot
consumers projects/actions; Monitoring of effectiveness of initiatives and actions; Dissemination activities.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Stimulated pilot promoters' initiatives; Professionals of lighting and cold products, who will be invited to adhere
   to the Project as promoters, could provide technical assistance to consumers.
•     Implementation of pilot consumers' projects/actions with Residents Associations, Housing Companies, Local
      Governments could utilise more energy efficient products for energy and money savings
•     Monitoring of effectiveness of initiatives in the regional market (refrigerators and lighting) with promoters and
      consumers’ participation will allow future improvement of initiatives and actions
•     Integration of experiences and transferring knowledge between Member States. Experiences integration and
      knowledge exchange, in European representative regions, whose market situation are different.

Lessons learnt
This project has just started. It is therefore too early to draw lessons.




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     Residential Monitoring to Decrease Energy Use and Carbon Emissions in
                               Europe (REMODECE)
    Programme area:       SAVE, energy-efficient products and services
    Status:               ongoing

    Coordinator:          Aníbal de Almeida
                          ISR-University of Coimbra, Portugal
                          E-mail: adealmeida@isr.uc.pt
                          Tel: +351 239 796 218
    Partners:             ISR-University of Coimbra, Portugal
    Website:              www.isr.uc.pt/~remodece

    Objective:            Better understanding of the residential electricity consumption
    Benefits:             Definition of strategies to achieve a desirable market transformation

    Keywords:             Residential monitoring, stand-by consumption, energy efficiency
                          policies

    Duration:             01/2006 – 06/2008
    Budget:               € 1.544,160 (EU contribution: 48%)
    Contract number:      EIE/05/124/SI2.419657

Short description
This project contributes to an increased understanding of current and impending electricity use by European
households resulting from different types of equipment, consumers’ habits, and comfort levels. REMODECE will
also evaluate how much electricity could be saved by current means - such as like the use of recent efficient
appliances or the reduction of standby consumption.
This type of information is a precondition for the development of more energy-efficient equipment and to help
consumers in their choice and operation of that equipment during the years to come.
A large-scale monitoring campaign in 12 countries and a consumer survey form also part of the project. In Western
Europe, research will focus of new electronic loads (entertainment, information and communication technologies,
stand-by consumption, air conditioning in the south) and lighting. In Central and Eastern Europe, because of lack of
reliable data, the monitoring effort deals with both conventional loads (white appliances) and also electronic loads.

Expected and/or achieved results
• Development and regular update of a historic database on electricity consumption
•     Harmonized methodology for electricity metering campaign and collection of information
•     Organisation of an electricity consumer survey. A simple questionnaire focuses only on behaviour and will be
      used for a broad survey amongst 400 households. A detailed questionnaire will be used to analyse 100
      households participating in the measurement campaign
•     Definition of statistical samples for data collection of information. In each country the sample should be
      representative
•     Monitoring campaigns in several countries

Lessons learnt
Although the project has not been completed it is possible to draw the following preliminary conclusions:
• From the measurements carried out it can be concluded that electronic loads are a key contributor to the power
    demand and that there is wide range of performance levels in the models available in the market. Available
    technology, associated with responsible consumer behaviour, can dramatically reduce wasteful consumption of
    electronic loads. The project is also assessing the patterns of residential lighting use, in which an increasing
    penetration of CFLs is being partly compensated by an increasing penetration of halogen lighting. Residential
    air conditioning is growing fast and is already a major contributor to summer peak demand in Mediterranean
    countries, as the load curves from very hot days have shown in the past summer. The air conditioning market
    has been flooded with very low cost and very inefficient units, therefore needing urgent attention.
•     There is a lack of raw data from previous studies, surveys, statistics or monitoring campaigns. Besides Eureco
      Project, the available data is usually compiled in a report.
•     Finding households that are willing to participate in the survey is not always easy.

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   Strategies for development and diffusion of Energy Efficient Distribution
                           Transformers (SEEDT)
 Programme area:          SAVE, energy-efficient equipment and products
 Status:                  Ongoing

 Coordinator:             Ass. Professor Frangiskos V. Topalis
                          National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
                          E-mail: topalis@softlab.ece.ntua.gr
                          Tel: +30 210 7723627
                          Subcontractor: Thelcon Ltd
 Partners:                National Technical University of Athens (GR)
                          Agence De l’environnement et de la Maitrise de l'Energie (FR)
                          Alternatives pour l’énergie, les énergies renouvelables et
                          l'environnement (FR)
                          AREVA T&D Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością (PL)
                          Endesa Distribución Eleectrica (SP)
                          Federazione delle Associazioni Scientifiche e Tecniche (IT)
                          Łódzki Zakład Energetyczny S.A. (PL)
                          Polish Copper Promotion Centre (PL)
                          Wuppertal Institut für Umwelt, Klima, Energie GmbH im
                          Wissenschaftszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
 Website:                 seedt.ntua.gr

 Objective:               To promote the use of energy efficient transformers
 Benefits:                27 TWh/year energy savings in Europe

 Keywords:                Distribution Transformers, Labelling, Energy saving

 Duration:                01/2006 – 06/2008
 Budget:                  € 637,864 (EU contribution: 50%)
 Contract number:         EIE-05-056

Short description
The SEEDT project will propose and apply strategies to increase the use of energy-efficient distribution
transformers in Europe.
Previous EU-funded studies estimate the potential energy savings from this type of equipment to be in the area of
22 TWh for utilities (and 9 Mt CO2 savings per year) and 5 TWh in industry and tertiary - equivalent to the output of
three large coal-fired power plants or the consumption of 5.1 million homes.
The SEEDT approach builds on proposals for labelling, mandatory standards or voluntary agreements, and the
provision of suitable information to manufacturers, users in the utility and industry sectors, managers of tertiary
buildings managers, and other energy managers. The tools and information material developed will help those
groups to make informed choices in favour of energy-efficient transformers.

Expected and/or achieved results
   • Analyse existing situation and set up a labelling scheme. Develop best current practices in Europe, leading
       the sales from DkEo transformer classes (former AA’) to AkAo (former CC’), at short term
    •   Set up minimum voluntary product standards through, for instance, voluntary agreements (of
        manufacturers, buyers), at short and medium term
    •   Propose mandatory standards (as already realised in Australia, Canada or China) or a label, at short and
        medium term or propose a minimum products standard (directive, voluntary agreement on distribution
        transformers), at medium and long term
    •   Develop technical communication (including newsletters and reports), buying clubs, specification tool kit for
        buyers, at short term
    •   Analyse the different existing and potential financial incentives (for instance through white certificates), at
        short term

Lessons learnt
This project has almost just started. It is therefore too early to draw lessons.

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                                             New Projects (start 2007)
The projects outlined in this part of the document were submitted under the 2005 call for proposals of the Intelligent
Energy – Europe programme and have successfully passed the evaluation. They are therefore very likely to start
later in 2006 or in early 2007. The information provided on these projects is, for the time being, of a provisional
nature.




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                                          Bottom Up to Kyoto (BUtK)
Bottom Up to Kyoto (BUtK) is a pilot project that will attempt to remove the specific market barriers to uptake of
energy efficient street and office lighting systems in 6 municipalities from 4 new EU member states: Estonia,
Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and one EU accession country, Romania. BUtK aims to give municipalities from
Europe’s newer and future member states a helping hand to overcome the barriers to switching to energy efficient
lighting technologies, help them make significant energy and cost savings in practice, provide a model to other
European municipalities in the same predicament and assist Europe to meet its Kyoto targets starting at a local
level i.e. from the bottom-up!
Each municipality knows best how to improve its own (urban) environment; this is why we needed this ""bottom-
up"" approach"", CEMR Secretary General, Jeremy Smith, “Low level of ambition for EU green cities strategy”,
Euractiv, Monday 11 January 2006.

Contact Details

European Lamp Companies Federation asbl
Mr. Gerald Strickland
003227068608
gerald.strickland@elcfed.org

Participating Countries

Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Romania


        Development of the market for energy efficient servers (E-Server)
According to US and European studies server systems are responsible for a considerable part of the electricity
consumption in the public and private service sector. Theoretical investigations already show that the energy
saving potential for servers is high and amounts from 25-70% depending on the used server system and the
measures applied.
The proposed project aims at a stimulation of the supply and demand side market for energy efficient server
systems by demonstrating the energy saving potentials in practice considering costs, performance and safety
criteria. The objective of the project is also to remove market barriers on the demand side by supplying supportive
instruments for energy efficient procurement as for example a procurement handbook, energy efficiency criteria to
be implemented in labelling and information concepts as well as leasing and guaranteed savings concepts.

Contact Details

Österreichische Energieagentur - Austrian Energy Agency
Mr. Bernd Schäppi
++43 1 586 15 24 47
bernd.schaeppi@energyagency.at

Participating Countries

Austria, France, Germany, United Kingdom


                            European Smart Metering Alliance (ESMA)
By giving customers detailed information about their energy usage Smart Meters have been demonstrated to
reduce energy use by up to 10%. Their benefits have been recognised in the Energy End-Use Efficiency and
Energy Services Directive and utilities must begin to address their use from 2007.
A move to smart meters will not be simple, though. They must be installed by utilities on behalf of customers and
many utilities are unused to them. Results from field trials have been mixed and depend on how the information is
given.
An Alliance will be formed from stakeholders across Europe to promote the use of smart meters and foster best
practice via National Champions. Previous pilot studies will be reviewed to define best practice and from this an
Application Guide will be provided to utilities. Subsequently, the project will track progress and report on energy
savings from smart meters.
This project will give utilities the tools they need to make the most effective use of smart meters and will lead to
significant energy savings across the European domestic sector.
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Contact Details

BEAMA Limited
Mr. John Parsons
+44 (0) 207 793 3008
jparsons@beama.org.uk

Participating Countries

United Kingdom, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, Norway, Latvia, Czech Republic, Spain

Energy Conservation in Road Pavement Design, Maintenance and Utilisation
                               (ECRPD)
This project builds on a completed SAVE project (4.1031/Z/02/091/2002) in which 9 of the partners in this
submission were involved. The project IERD showed that 16% of the cost of constructing a road was energy cost
and 12% of this energy is used in the construction of pavements. The energy used by vehicles using the road is
16/17 times the construction energy. In the IERD Joule SAVE a computer program was developed to facilitate the
evaluation of energy in all aspects of road construction and also to evaluate the implication of the road construction
on energy use of vehicles on the roads. Road pavements are an important factor in energy used in road
construction and also in the energy use of vehicles. This new project ECRPD will look at evaluating energy
conservation in pavement manufacture and placement i.e. low energy pavement materials and also in pavement
maintenance on existing roads. In particular it will look at energy saving in road maintenance so as to save energy
in vehicle use. A new software program will be developed for this in addition Joule SAVE will be applied to a large
number of roads in the EU to give a statistically reliable figure for potential energy saving.

Contact Details

WATERFORD COUNTY COUNCIL
Mr. Ray BUTLER
00 353 51 390130
rbutler@thrdo.com

Participating Countries

Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal, France, Czech Republic, Finland

    Life-Cycle-Cost in the Planning Process. Constructing Energy Efficient
           Buildings taking running costs into account (LCC-DATA)
The main goal is simplifying the data access as well as storage possibilities to ease and extend the use of LCCA in
construction, and hence improve the decision process towards more sustainable buildings. This means defining
cost categories, develop database for storing and benchmarking of costs, and ensure simplified data exchange
between different ICT-tools used in planning and decision. Realistic LCCA, as a good basis for decision making,
requires easy accessible data in all phases from brief to construction, where statistic information, key numbers and
experience data is valuable information.
More available input data will remove one of the main barriers of taking LCCA in more active use. Easy access to
comparable data also gives the building owners possibilities to benchmark their building, with emphasis on energy
use and operation cost. This will lead to more focus on the operation of buildings, as well as improvement of
energy efficiency. Pilot cases will be used to reach the goals.

Contact Details

SINTEF Byggforsk AS (SINETF Building and Infrastructure)
Ms. Guri Krigsvoll
+47 22965550
guri.krigsvoll@sintef.no

Participating Countries

Norway, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Slovenia
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