The core idea of Act Now! is to work in tandems consisting of experienced energy efficiency firms and institutions and local administrations. The project aims at improving energy efficiency in public and private buildings by enhancing the capacity of decision makers.
This forms the basis for the development of individual capacity building schemes. Analysis of local processes and policies, SEAP goals and a SWOT analysis will contribute to tailored approaches for all project partners. From a cost benefit analysis, the most effective energy efficiency measures will be derived.
The focus of this work package is on the establishment or improvement of energy management in the municipalities, the development and roll-out of a web-based training programme and on data collection. In the project, funding is foreseen for smart metering and data processing in six municipalities. A feasibility study will investigate implementation options and financing models for a selected building in each municipality.
For quality management of the project outputs, the activities within the project will be monitored continuously. Evaluation of processes and work packages will lead to a „lessons learned“ document, which for its part can contribute to further improvement of energy efficiency assessment.