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Practices and opportunities for Energy Performance Contracting in the public sector in EU Member States

The public sector is one of the key users of energy in Europe. Although, the relative energy consumption of the public sector is rather small, i.e. “only” about 5-10% of the total energy demand of European Member States, with an annual energy bill €47 billion (Borg & Co. et al. 2003), there are several reasons to focus on improving the energy performance of public buildings and public installations.