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Project description

Project description - INNOVEAS

project:     INNOVEAS
program:   Horizon 2020-LC-SC3-EE-2018
project duration:    01.6.2019 ~ 31.05.2022
website:     http://innoveas.eu/ 


Project value

The total value of the project is ~ 1.999.875,00 €
LEAG ~ € 144.062,50


Partners on the project
  • ISTITUTO PER L' ISTRUZIONE PROFESSIONALE DEI LAVORATORI EDILI DELLA PROVINCIA DI BOLOGNA (I.I.P.L.E.), Italy
  • CONFINDUSTRIA BERGAMO - Unione degli Industriali della Provincia, Italy
  • DR. JAKOB ENERGY RESEARCH GMBH & CO. KG (JER), Germany
  • Umwelttechnik BW Technologie - und Innovation, Germany
  • ASOCIACION DE EMPRESAS DE EFICIENCIA ENERGETICA - A3E, Spain
  • Narodowa Agencje Poszanowania Energii SA (NAPE NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION AGENCY), Poland
  • LOKALNA ENERGETSKA AGENCIJA GORENJSKE JAVNI ZAVOD (LEAG), Slovenia
  • EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH, Germany
  • CONOSCENZA E INNOVAZIONE SOCIETA ARESPONSABILITA LIMITATA SEMPLIFICATA (K&I), Italy
  • CREHAN, KUSANO & ASSOCIATES CKA, Belgium 

Overall goal of the project

The ultimate goal is to consolidate a structured, permanent and expandable offer to help develop continuous self-sustainable services to raise awareness and build capacity in the field of energy auditing and related energy saving measures in SMEs.

Coherently with this approach, the project will unfold on different levels of training targets, formats, contents and constituencies. It will also run a continuous monitoring of results, impact and customers’ behavior, in order to validate or adjust the models emerging from the project. This will feed into the sustainability plans, which will look at the post-project commercial development of the packages offer.


Summary of the project

The INNOVEAS project is an initiative promoted by 10 partners, from 6 EU countries, to build and deliver a capacity building program, aiming at addressing the major non-technical barriers that most often hamper the adoption the energy auditing practice, in particular among those actors, such as SMEs where such audits are not required by law. The ultimate goal is to consolidate a structured, permanent and expandable offer to help develop continuous self sustainable services to raise awareness and build capacity in the field of energy auditing and related energy saving measures in SMEs.

The project therefore aims at designing and deploying staff trainings and capacity building programs to enhance corporate policy towards energy efficiency, energy culture (motivations, behavior change, mitigation of perceived risks and barriers) and sustainable supply-chain initiatives. It therefore intends to: i) Advanced analysis of behavioral barriers to energy audits, to identify and analyze the enabling conditions and non-technical barriers hindering the adoption of energy auditing practice; ii) Delivery of self-sustainable capacity building program, in order to systematize awareness raising procedures to overcome the psychological and organizational barriers to energy audits in SMEs, deliver a training offer to SMEs and formulate a capacity building program targeting stakeholders such as intermediaries, policy makers and financing institutes; iii) Create an institutional structure to sustain the project’s objectives and results and lay the basis for the creation and consolidation of a pan-European network of enablers likely to support in the coming years the growth and expansion of the training offer to on energy efficiency for European business.


Main results

Strategic objectives look at both the outcome of the project and the legacy that the project activities will have after the three-year duration of the action. The project strategic objectives are three:
  • SO1: Advanced analysis of behavioral barriers to energy audits. Identify and analyze the enabling conditions and non-technical barriers hindering the adoption of energy auditing practice. The activity is devoted to the identification of the existing hindrances to the use of energy audits as tools to identify possible energy-saving measures in SMEs (and not only perceived as obligations imposed at governmental level). In particular, the project intends to create an awareness raising and capacity building model helping to overcome the non-technical barrier (behavioral and attitudinal) hindering the uptake of energy saving measures in SMEs.
  • SO2: Delivery of self-sustainable capacity building programs. Given the legacy of the project (validated models) a business plan and a governance framework for the years to come, in order to i) systematize awareness raising procedures to overcome the psychological and organizational barriers to energy audits in SMEs; ii) deliver a training offer to SMEs; iii) formulate a capacity building program targeting stakeholders such as intermediaries, policy makers and financing institutes.
  • SO3: Creation of an institutional structure to sustain the project’s objectives and results. Lay the basis for the creation and consolidation of a pan-European network of enablers (through industrial associations, technology parks or other intermediary organizations) likely to support in the coming years the growth and expansion of the training offer to on energy efficiency for European business.

Responsible for the project at LEAG: Jure Eržen, M.Sc., Consultant

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