• 21 Feb 2019

    European Energy Service Awards 2019: Winners just unveiled

    The European Energy Service Awards Ceremony took place yesterday as part of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum, in Brussels.

    "Best Energy Service Project" winners are all part of the European Covenant of Mayors movement!

    EPC Project for Essen City Hall, Germany

    Through energy-oriented refurbishment of the technical systems (ventilation, air-conditioning, sanitary and electrical systems) of Essen City Hall and simultaneous reduction of the high financial and personnel costs for smooth operation, operational savings of €829,000 per year and a reduction of 2,185 tons of CO2 emissions have been achieved.

    Energy retrofit of public buildings in the City of Ljubljana

    The public tender for the energy retrofit included 48 buildings, among them primary schools, sports centres and administrative buildings. 25 buildings were fully energy retrofitted, and 23 partly. Through proper insulation, energy efficiency measures, the introduction of energy management systems and remote control for monitoring, the City of Ljubljana achieved financial savings of €1 million per year and a total reduction in CO2 emissions of around 400,000 tons.

    Academic-industry-public partnership in Romania

    The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN) together with the Centre of Resources for Energy Efficiency and Climate Change (CREESC) and the City Municipality of Cluj-Napoca started an ambitious Urban Energy Management project for the local community. Actions undertaken were public communication activities, workshops for public building administrators, coordination with Energy Action Plans and scheduled sustainable investments. €11.2 million has already been invested in the major renovation of 4 public buildings, with 9,400 MWh energy saved and 3,300 tons CO2 emissions avoided per year. In 2018, 11 electric buses entered the public transport network with great success and around 60% of energy savings and CO2 emissions avoided. Furthermore, the Cluj-Napoca City Municipality launched an Energy Efficiency Office and created 5 new jobs.

    More information on the awards on the GuarantEE project website.