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The pilot on „ICT system to support energy efficiency measures” has been one of the main pilots of the project.

By establishing adequate consumption measurements and control mechanisms it has enabled the partnership to monitor, observe and analyze the structure of the energy consumption sites involved in the pilot.

Partner in charge: Hódmezővásárhely (HU) (Lead Partner)

Partners involved: Prague 11th district (CZ), Burgenlandkreis (DE)


• enable efficient monitoring and optimized EE management by decision-makers/municipal authorities

• set up an Energy Monitoring Society Programme (EMS) to collect and compare the measured energy use of partner countries and develop common ac


o support harmonisation of specification criteria for smart measuring systems in the EU and the development of guidelines for applications, interfaces and protocols

o enable development of comm

on energy

saving plans & actions

o facilitate knowledge exchange between experts


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Public Administrations (PA) have limited possibilities to raise policy-makers’ awareness on energy efficiency matters. Currently EE and RES related tasks are supported by consulting committees and advisory boards within municipal bodies. Appointing a team of staff members specialized in energy efficiency matters could give policy-makers a supportive framework regarding EE projects with a genuinely technical.


Based on the experience gained in GovernEE and the outcomes of training and coaching activities carried out within the project, the main tools and actions supporting the PA have been identified as follows:

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The Transnational Feasibility Study (TFS) explores the technological, financial, environmental, and institutional aspects of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RES) based solutions in heating of public, in particular historic, buildings. Findings regarding possible interventions on increasing RES and EE while reducing energy waste are compiled in this main output and linked to the other results of the project. These include the pilot studies realised in Bologna and Quedlinburg, the conclusion of the best practices and the guidelines for the elaboration of local energy plans.

Today a number of technologies are implemented to support EE measures and the use of RES in historic buildings without affecting the characteristics of the buildings. Historic buildings generally waste large amounts of energy in terms of heating because of old insulation materials and structures allowing outside dispersion. In Europe, the existing building stock is huge and renovations often consist of only structural, functional or esthetical improvements with no regard to energy performance levels and measuring. This is mainly due to expected additional renovation costs, binding conservation issues and legal constraints, the complexity of technical solutions and lack of knowledge incumbent to feasibility and operation on heritage sites. Targeted solutions and best practices show that the integration of EE and RES can also contribute to the protection of artistic and cultural aspects of historic buildings, as presented in the report. The report presents two best practices that are case studies developed in the ambit of the GovernEE project: insulation works of the  Palazzo D’Accursio in Bologna and the integration of photovoltaic panels on Quedlinburg’s protected buildings’ roofs.

Last Updated (Monday, 23 September 2013 11:35)

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This project is implemented through the Central Europe Programme co-financed by the ERDF.