OBJECTIVE 1: Develop an engagement strategy to put into action the opportunities that emerge from energy audits
This strategy (called “Audit2Action”) will combine technical/engineering tools and capacity building programmes to overcome barriers in investing in energy efficiency and enable the industrial sector to utilize the opportunities identified through energy audits. The strategy will build on an analysis of the current ESM penetration levels in the selected sectors and an assessment of barriers and potential solutions. In this perspective, the impacts of using EnMS in the industrial sector will be quantified and presented to companies’ decision makers in terms of energy savings, avoided CO2emissions, investment needs and related cost savings.
OBJECTIVE 2: Increase the capacity of high, intermediate, and low-level professionals of the companies to accelerate the uptake of the energy audit outcomes
By putting in place the Audit2Action strategy which will set up and launch a capacity building programme to simplify the process for application of ESM, identified as result of energy audits, on site, with the goal to engage all management levels, professionals and industry associations. Facilitating the participation of company professionals will be key in the capacity building programme since it can contribute to accelerating the uptake of ESM, by removing potential barriers and by increasing the ranking of ESM in the decision-making priorities of the companies. The capacity building programme will be structured and tailored to three target groups:
- Company managers and decision makers
- Operational staff, such as company intermediate and low-level managers, energy auditors, investors, energy experts and energy managers, energy related experts, staff of industry associations, consultants, economists, business/commercial experts, and other professionals working in their own companies or providing external support to the uptake of the ESM in companies
- A wider audience, at national and EU level
Knowledge Exchange Space
KES is the spot for public and non-public visitors to engage in and foster a fruitful and active collaboration between stakeholders such as policy makers, academia, (non-)government agencies, and industry players. It will contain guidelines to companies and energy auditors aimed at increasing their Energy Efficiency awareness and their willingness to implement Energy audit results.
Simone Maggiore – [email protected]
Ignacio Vilela – [email protected]