Innovative and ICT driven methods to increase the energy performance in public settings

Thematic objective: B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
Priority: Priority B.4.3 Support cost-effective and innovative energy rehabilitations relevant to building types and climatic zones, with a focus on public buildings
Brief description of the project: The control of power consumption is an important part of the operating costs of an organization. It contributes also to the control of pollutants and environmental impacts on the atmosphere and quality of life. Recent studies indicates a high potential for energy saving and reduction of pollutants by improving the energy footprint of public buildings across Europe. Worldwide, there exist several applications towards this direction, covering a variety of types of buildings and infrastructure. In the context of the current economic and environmental situation and several up-to-date studies, it is important for the Public Sector to implement such appropriate actions for energy management of building and lighting infrastructures with a view to: • Achieve the minimum energy consumption • Protect, in medium term, the urban environment • Improve the work conditions • Sensitize public, public servants and students • Develop effective sustainable energy micro-implementation activities
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: The main aim of the proposed project will be to provide the framework to empower public authorities on cross-border cooperation, around the external borders of the European Union, under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), to develop, finance and implement sustainable energy policies and plans for public infrastructure and buildings, in the basis of past best practices and reliable data and analyses.
Expected results: • Enhanced capacity of public institutions of the partners areas, to plan and implement sustainable energy policies and measures with regard to public buildings • Reduced and cleaner energy consumption in public buildings through the use of renewable energy measures and energy saving interventions
Partners already involved: 1. Computer Technology Institute & Press – DIOPHANTUS Greek organization belonging to the Greek Ministry of Education, having undertaking activity to organize such pilots in Greek school buildings. http://www.westgate.gr 2. Municipality of Patras, Greece The 3rd largest city in Greece, with a variety of infrastructure, related to project's scope. http://www.e-patras.gr/
Partners searched: - Regional, Local and other public authorities that are owners or users of infrastructure and buildings for pilot use. - Bodies responsible for policies and activities related with energy consumption control. - Agencies, SMEs or Universities, Training centres, NGOs with experience in Energy monitoring and control, Energy Performance Certificates and training activities in such thematic
Total estimated budget: Not available yet. An estimation will be available after partners activities allocation and after the call for proposals.
First name: Sotiris
Last name: Michalopoulos
Name of the organisation: Computer Technology Institute & Press – DIOPHANTUS
Type of organisation: University/research centre
City: PATRAS
Country: Greece
Email: sotirism@westgate.gr
Phone number: +302610960430
Skype contact:
Website: http://www.cti.gr