The partner profiles are summarized here. You may access each partner’s own website by means of clicking the logo.
GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) is a German federal government enterprise that offers demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development. At present GIZ implements 81 measures promoting energy efficiency and renewable energies in 42 countries with a total volume of 230 million Euro. GIZ is advising national and local governments on renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and market development. GIZ facilitates multi-stakeholder dialogue processes among key stakeholders and has a vast experience in capacity development on a large variety of issues related to energy Efficiency in public buildings, including EPC.
KEA - Klimaschutz- und Energieagentur Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
The KEA as the state energy agency in Baden-Wuerttemberg was founded in 1994 as an initiative of the national government of Baden-Wuerttemberg. KEA´s task is to support municipalities and SME in their efforts to save energy and to use renewable energies. As a limited company KEA is funded by project work and services. The function of KEA should be seen in the context of the current state of knowledge on the impact of human activities on climate change. With the objective to decrease GHG emissions KEA makes efforts to energy savings, increase of energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies.
EIHP - Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar (Croatia)
The Institute is a wholly state-owned, non-profit scientific institution financed on a per-project basis through the execution of project development contracts won following international and national competitive biddings.
Today, the Institute has 78 employees, of which 67 with higher education qualifications, 15 PhD (in various fields).
Development of the energy system and relations within require the acquisition of new knowledge and competences by all the actors in the energy sector and state administration, as well as the education of citizens. Education and provision of information is becoming the Institute's increasingly significant activity, which requires the continuous professional training of our experts and their active participation in educating others. The Institute implements its mission in cooperation with numerous scientists and institutions from Croatian and abroad, and is taking over a leading role in energy development in the wider region and beyond.
The Institute’s areas of activity include:
- Strategic planning in the energy sector
- Development of electric-power, gas, petroleum and heating systems
- Market, legal framework and restructuring of the energy sector
- Energy efficiency
- Renewable energy sources, environmental and climate protection
- Energy audits and certification of buildings
- Energy balances and statistics
- In-service training and promotional activities
e-code – E ducation for continuous development (Slovakia)
E-code is an independent educational organisation. Its mission is to contribute to human development through the use and promotion of the most innovative teaching methodologies, such as ICT supported learning, distance learning or interactive forms of classical education. At the same time, through its educational activities e-code is active in the field of environmental protection. The main objectives of e-code are to provide flexible forms of tailored education in areas with identified market needs.
CRES - Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Greece)
CRES was founded in September 1987. It is a public entity, supervised by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and has financial and administrative independence. Its main goal is the research and promotion of RES/RUE/ES applications at a national and international level, as well as the support of related activities, taking into consideration the principles of sustainable development. Working in the state of the art of technology development, CRES implements innovative projects and significant activities for the promotion and market penetration of new energy technologies.
KSSENA - Energy Agency of Savinjska, Šaleška and Koroška Region (Slovenia)
KSSENA was established in the framework of the establishment of local or regional energy Agencies within the European programme “Intelligent Energy Europe” by the following founders: Municipality of Velenje, Municipality of Celje, Municipality of Slovenj Gradec and Public utilities Company.
KSSENA is an expert organization in the field of energy, with the emphasis on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, and project management.
AE3R - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Agency Ploiesti-Prahova (Romania)
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Agency “Ae3R Ploiesti - Prahova” started its activity in 2009 and during this time has managed to become one of the major energy authorities in the Prahova County. The Agency is one of the members of FEDARENE (European Federation of Regional Energy and Environment Agencies) and Mr. Bogdan Potlogia the Executive Director of the Agency is FEDARENE’s Vice-President for Renewable Energy.
The employees of Ae3R Ploiesti - Prahova Agency are trained and authorized to provide Energy Performance Certificates for buildings. The Agency inspected a large part of the public buildings in Prahova County, providing energy audits or energy performance certificates as appropriate and technical expertise for refurbishment or attracting funds to implement the recommended energy efficiency measures.
SCTM - Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (Serbia)
SCTM is the association of Serbian local authorities with longstanding tradition which dates back to 1953. Its mandate is to represent Serbian local authorities’ vis-à-vis central government institutions but also to support them by means of advisory services, capacity building, networking and information sharing. It is voluntary organization with membership represented by all Serbian municipalities.
SCTM has been dealing with local energy issues and particularly energy efficiency through its Committee for Communal Services and Energy and has been promoting ESCO concept for last 8 years when this concept was introduced to Serbian municipalities by GTZ at that time. Recognizing the importance of the Energy Efficiency topic and its potential at the local level SCTM recently established Network of local Energy Efficiency Managers. Currently SCTM is recognized by Serbian Government and by EBRD as important stakeholder and a supporter of Regional Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP) which deals with barriers for ESCO in Serbia and creating EnPC project pipeline.
FIATU - Finance & Technology Ukraine (Ukraine)
FIATU is a professional consulting firm focusing on energy management. FIATU offers specialized expertise in sectors as diverse as energy management, finance and budget management, and IT. FIATU integrates engineering, financing and IT-technologies into a comprehensive approach towards energy efficiency.
The services FIATU provides include energy audits, financial and budgt consultancy, business planning, and energy management and monitoring.
ZREA - Zemgale Regional Energy Agency (Latvia)
In order to facilitate the improvement of energy efficiency in public and private sectors, as well as to ensure the information availability on these issues for residents, Society „Zemgale Regional Energy Agency" (ZREA) was established in the end of 2008 with the assistance by the European Commission's programme "Intelligent Energy Europe". The Agency started its activity in March of 2009. The establishment of ZREA is the initiative by Jelgava City Council, involving four other municipalities of the region ‑ Jēkabpils, Bauska, Auce and Ozolnieki, companies - district heating company "Fortum Jelgava" Ltd. and a housing maintenance management company "Jelgavas Nekustamā īpašuma pārvalde" Ltd., as well as two other societies - "Zinātnes inovāciju un testēšanas centrs" (Scientific Innovation and Testing Centre) and "Zemgales reģionālais nevalstisko organizāciju atbalsta centrs" (Zemgale Regional NGO Support Centre).