dena is assisting the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) in implementing the “Energy end-use efficiency and energy services” EU Directive (2006/32/EC) in Germany. Key aspects consist of the provision of information, services and measures relating to framework conditions as well as awards and specialist events dealing with energy services and energy efficiency measures.
www.energieeffizienz-online.info (in German)
ESD Communications Platform.
Central information and communications platform for the Energy Services Directive.
EU Directive 2006/32/EC relating to "energy end-use efficiency and energy services" (ESD Directive) sets an indicative energy saving target of in each case nine percent by 2016 for all EU Member States. In addition, the market for energy efficiency measures and energy services is intended to develop in Member States, which of course includes Germany.
One of the instruments supporting these aims is the ESD Communications Platform that can be accessed, inter alia, on the Internet at www.energieeffizienz-online.info. The platform provides information relating to the ESD Directive, for example documents and details regarding the ESD Directive, the ESD Act and German energy efficiency standards, Germany’s national energy efficiency action plans as well as references to studies, projects, services, networks and events.
In addition, achievements and experiences made in the field of energy efficiency projects can be published on the communications platform. dena actively supports the establishment of stakeholder networks. Events, e.g. dena workshops or events organised by third parties, play an important role. dena continuously expands the information and communications platform to boost the energy efficiency market. The “Good Practice in Energy Efficiency” Communications Service reviews model projects that make an outstanding contribution to raising energy efficiency and reducing end-user energy consumption, awards the “Good Practice in Energy Efficiency” label and publishes information on the projects. The Good Practice Communications Service has been set up to motivate market players to imitate such projects. The “Energy Efficiency in Municipalities – Good Examples” competition awards an annual prize to outstanding municipal projects that raise energy efficiency. The “Marktplatz Energieeffizienz“ (Energy Efficiency Marketplace) helps purchasing and procurement managers find and compare energy efficient products.
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