On the 5th and 6th of December 2018, the 4th PROSPECT learning group for public lighting met in Linz, Upper Austria, to exchange experience and knowledge about setting up Energy Performance Contracting (EPC). The scheme, which is considered both a financial and operational mechanism, has been implemented in Upper Austria for more than 20 years with the support of the mentor OÖ Energiesparverband (ESV).

‘Empowering Cities & Citizens’ is a celebration of the 60-year anniversary of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS). After six decades of empowering urban specialists and making cities work, IHS wants to connect the dots between its achievements and future ambitions, which are well-anchored in the needs of the urban world.

The physical meeting took place in the City of Maribor on November 22nd and 23rd. Dr. Vlasta Krmelj, Director of Energy agency of Podravje, a European Energy Manager and certified expert for energy certificates for buildings has been a wonderful host in Slovenia to Dr. Fernando Noivo, Energy Municipality Manager, from Portuguese Municipality of Loures. During the visit they had the opportunity to talk about all general steps needed to start the procurement for EPC, as well as all necessary clauses a true EPC contract should entail.

September 25, 2018 11:00 CEST

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