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Support and Training for an Excellent Energy Efficiency Performance (STEEEP)

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EUROCHAMBRES and 35 Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCIs) from 10 different European countries will provide 630 cross-sector SMEs with tailored training and guidance on effective energy management tools and practices targeted towards specific national or regional needs. This will enable SMEs to measure and consequently control energy costs more efficiently. STEEEP will make use of the experience CCIs gained from previous projects and will deliver their actions mainly through SME workshops, bilateral coaching and help desks. The consortium ensures a wide geographic coverage and a mix between established and developing intelligent energy advisors, who will exchange their experience through comprehensive training and regular cross-border learning network meetings. Moreover, an experienced academic partner will scientifically evaluate the potential for energy savings, set efficiency targets, and monitor progress in implementing measures to reduce energy consumption. Additionally, pilot projects will be implemented in eight different countries across Europe, involving additional SMEs and setting up Local Energy Communities, shifting energy management from an individual approach to a collective one.

Results

The expected results are:
  • 10-15% of energy savings for the 630 SMEs involved (and at least 15% of energy savings for SMEs participating in energy communities) which corresponds to a reduction of greenhouse gas emission of t 8500 CO2e/year.
  • Increased awareness on funding opportunities triggering energy efficiency measures.
  • Establishment of inter-company smart grids within the 8 local energy communities.
  • Significantly extended European network of trained CCI energy advisors with deepened knowledge of energy management tools and practices and their implementation in SMEs
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Lessons learned

  • 1st year of the project
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Contact

EUROCHAMBRES - Association des Chambres de Commerce et d' Industrie européennes aisbl
Belgium
Contact point: 
Name: 
Ben Butters
Tel: 
+32 (0)2 282 0850
Name: 
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Duration:
01/03/2014 to 28/02/2017
Contract number: 
IEE/13/844/SI2.675838

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