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Energy Management Standardization in Printing Industry (EMSPI)

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EMSPI aims to promote actions for increase the energy efficiency at European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) of the Printing Industry.The main objective is to reap the maximum energy savings by promoting the implementation of Energy Management System based on the European standard EN 16001 and/or the global standard ISO 50001. The specific objectives are: 1) To develop a specific adaptation of European standard EN 16001 and/or the global standard ISO 50001 for the energy management in printing SMEs, facilitating the implementation of energy efficiency measures in printing industry. 2) To develop sector-specific implementation guidelines including the exploitation of existing approaches and tools (Green Marketing Plan, Sector Carbon Footprint Calculation), in order to create systematic and continuous energy consumption savings in the medium and long term within a strategic and competitiveness oriented framework; 3) To implement the specific energy management standard at 100 SMEs (during lifetime project) by using the previously developed guidelines. 4) To identify barriers and opportunities for ESCOs in the Printing Industry across Europe; 5) To enhance the awareness on the benefits of energy efficiency tools to all the Printing Industry stakeholders in European countries; 6) To train SMEs personnel as Energy Managers to maintain energy savings and management procedures after standard implementation aiming to save energy and costs; 7) To strengthen the capabilities and skills of SMEs managers to achieve a "critical mass" or multiplier effect at industry level in order to expand the developed set of tools and specific communication materials.Key steps to achieve the expected outcomes:1) Update energy diagnosis of Printing Industry based in previous IEE projects;2) Analysis of results to develop an adapted specific Standard;3) Development of project materials;4) Collection and selection of SMEs;5) Implementation of adapted Energy Management System;6) Evaluation & Dissemination.


  • Specific baseline audit energy management and potentials on energy efficiency improvement of 100 SME’s
  • 100 SME’s with a fulfilled energy management system according to EN 16001 and/or ISO 50001
  • 40.000 GJ of yearly potential energy savings per 100 SMEs during the project lifetime
  • 880 ton CO2 potential emission reduction each year per 100 SMEs during the project lifetime
  • 915.000 € of potential decreasing yearly energy costs per 100 SMEs during the project lifetime

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24/06/2014 to 24/01/2015
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