ManagEnergy Sectoral Information Kits

Sectoral Information Kits

The sectoral information kit was a service provided by ManagEnergy from January 2007 to March 2009. The information kits gathered together a wide range of different themes related to sustainable energy such as energy use in buildings, energy education, behavioural change, etc.

ManagEnergy Sectoral Info Kits

Each sectoral information kit is available for download as an Adobe® PDF from this page (in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish). A PowerPoint® version of each of the information kits (English only) is also provided.

The sixteen sectoral information kits cover:

Energy Use in Buildings Sectoral Information Kit

Content

  • What is the EU doing to promote energy efficient buildings;
  • SMEs and sustainable construction;
  • What public authorities need to know about energy use in buildings;
  • Good practice: energy efficient renewal;
  • Members of the public and building owners: what should they have in mind;
  • Good practice energy efficiency in buildings.

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SIK1 - Energy use in buildingsEnglish PowerPointEnglish ( 350 KB .ppt)
EnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 383 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 388 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 386 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 391 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 388 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 387 KB .pdf)

Education Sectoral Information Kit

Content

  • Education and training can lead to more sustainable modes of energy use;
  • What is the EU doing to promote energy education? It includes an example of projects in the field of energy education supported by the Intelligent Energy - Europe Programme (2007-2013);
  • Tomorrow's energy users: there is a high potential for energy saving if future generations are adequately trained regarding energy;
  • Good practice: the FEE project (2001-2013): the objective of the project was to increase the knowledge of the ways people use energy and bring changes in people's practices. It also helped many pupils to carry out energy audits in their own homes and schools and encouraged the involvement of parental committees;
  • Schools and teachers: teachers are the main influence on pupils' education but they need specialised training in order to be able to promote the right message;
  • Good practice: incentives to save power. Schools in Modena, Italy, are being given the chance to improve the energy performance of their buildings - and to receive a share of the savings they make from cutting back on electricity and gas consumption. In addition, pupils are also learning about energy saving through the educational projects of the local energy agency;
  • Lifelong learning and energy training: energy education should not be restricted to schools. Training of older generations is vital in order to foster change across the whole of society.

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SIK2 - EducationEnglish PowerPointEnglish ( 296 KB .ppt)
EnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 1401 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 1405 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 1405 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 1406 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 1404 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 1405 KB .pdf)

Changing Behaviour Sectoral Information Kit

Content

  • Introduction: cutting energy use is of paramount importance in the fight against climate change and it must be everybody's concern.
  • What is the EU doing? An example of a project funded by the Intelligent Energy - Europe programme which evaluated behavioural change programmes.
  • The home front: as individuals we all have to change our habits regarding energy use and saving.
  • Raising awareness: the more people know about energy use and the impacts on their own lifestyles, the more likely they are to change.
  • Good practice: the Energy Awareness Week 2004, in Meath, Ireland. The activities included school visits, information displays, competitions, a car-free day, and the distribution of energy-saving light bulbs.
  • Taking energy to the public: "Energy days" can get the energy-saving message across to the public.
  • Good practice: the Energy day in Genappe (Belgium)

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SIK3 - Changing Behaviour

English PowerPointEnglish ( 334 KB .ppt)
EnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 477 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 482 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 480 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 480 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 485 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 482 KB .pdf)

EU Funding for Sustainable Energy Sectoral Information Kit

Content

  • Environment and energy:
    • LIFE+ programme (2007-2013)
    • Innovation and Energy (Intelligent Energy - Europe programme and Eco-innovation as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme 2007-2013)
  • Good practice: Energy Check in Small and Medium Craft Enterprises (funded by IEE)
  • Sustainable regions: structural funds for sustainable energy (2007-2013):
    • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion fund
    • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
  • Good practice: Wood to heat a school, Germany (funded by the ERDF)
  • Research and development (FP7 2007-2013) and investment sources

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SIK4 - EU Funding for Sustainable EnergyEnglish PowerPointEnglish ( 333 KB .ppt)
EnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 264 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 273 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 271 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 271 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 268 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 482 KB .pdf)

Energy Efficient Products and Appliances Sectoral Information Kit

Energy-consuming products have become essential to modern life, whether they are computers, light bulbs, TVs or washing machines. These products make people's lives more comfortable and contribute to high standards of living, but our reliance on them means that the energy demand of households accounts for 25% of the total energy consumed in the EU.

Content

  • Introduction
  • What is the EU doing in this field? (sustainable production and consumption, eco-design, labelling, etc)
  • What SMEs should know?
  • What is important for public authorities?
  • Good practice: efficient public lighting
  • Consumers and retailers: effective information on energy efficient products and appliances
  • Good practice: promoting energy labels to Czech retailers and consumers

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SIK5 - Energy efficient equipment and appliancesEnglish PowerPointEnglish ( 297 KB .ppt)
EnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 196 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 203 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 200 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 203 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 204 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 204 KB .pdf)

Energy Efficient transport: moving sustainably!

Content

  • Rethinking transport: transport is essential to our lives and economies but there is a need to change attitudes and policies
  • What is the EU doing: the main EU policies, programmes and initiatives in the field of sustainable transport
  • Cleaner road vehicles and urban transport
  • Good practice: La Ribera en Biodiesel - collection of waste oil from food businesses, converts to biodiesel
  • Energy efficiency in other transport modes
  • Re-thinking mobility: need to change our attitudes regarding mobility
  • Good practice: ECODRIVEN - campaign to raise awareness of eco-driving

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SIK6 - Energy efficient transportEnglish PowerPointEnglish ( 361 KB .ppt)
EnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 414 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 415 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 413 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 411 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 416 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 413 KB .pdf)

Sectoral Information Kit on Sustainable Communities

The communities and regions that we live in, whether urban or rural, are the environments that have the most direct influence on our lives. We all want our local area to be as prosperous and as clean as possible.

Content

  • What is the EU doing (policies, funding, initiatives)?
  • Sustainable energy for local development
  • Good practice: Green Light Graz - modernisation and saving energy at street lighting in the city of Graz ( Austria ) - Graz Energy Agency
  • The Covenant of Mayors
  • Public involvement in sustainable energy activities
  • Good practice: Cornwall sustainable energy partnership, UK

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SIK7 - Sustainable CommunitiesEnglish PowerPointEnglish ( 703 KB .ppt)
EnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 425 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 431 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 429 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 430 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 428 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 433 KB .pdf)

Sectoral Information Kit on Energy End-Use and Energy Services

Energy is essential to keep the wheels of the economy turning. However, estimates have revealed that the EU is using 20% more energy than can be justified on economic grounds.

Content

  • Introduction
  • What is the EU doing : policies and funding
  • Energy end-users: helping them to make informed decisions
  • Good practice: ESCO lights the way for future energy savings (Lithuania)
  • Fine tuning the market for energy services. The need to foster the creation and development of a market for energy services
  • Good practice: save first, pay later (Austria)

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SIK8 - Energy End-Use and Energy Services EnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 120 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 124 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 123 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 125 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 123 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 125 KB .pdf)

Sectoral Information Kit: Energy Tips

Content

This information kit gathers together several energy tips to change behaviour regarding energy production and consumption:

  • At home: what can we easily do to reduce energy consumption and save money (regarding cooling and heating, energy using products, etc.)?
  • At the office: what can be done to save energy and contribute to a greener and more responsible company (cooling, energy using office equipment, electricity, etc)?
  • On the move: should we rethink our mobility (driving in a more sustainable way, using the car less, etc)?

How can you use this information kit? This information kit is intended to be useful for local and regional energy agencies. Please find below some ideas on how to use this information kit:

  • Copy the tips or part of the document and paste it on your agency's website
  • Use the tips in your agency's promotional material
  • Use the tips in your agency's communications: for example in every mailing, add a tip at the end "did you know..."
  • Each week paste a new tip onto the homepage of your agency's website in order to encourage visitors to think about it.

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SIK9 - Energy TipsEnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 168 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 172 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 170 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 172 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 171 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 170 KB .pdf)

Sectoral Information Kit: Covenant of Mayors

Cities are home to around two-thirds of the EU's population and responsible for half of its greenhouse gas emissions. Planning, social housing, mobility and transport policies in urban areas, therefore, have major implications for total energy use. City authorities are responsible for public procurement, public lighting, and urban transport, and are often owners of large public buildings. This means that they can contribute significantly to greater efficiency if they take concerted action. 

Content

  • A strong commitment endorsed and supported by the EU: cities signing the Covenant commit to go beyond the objectives of the EU and reduce their CO2 emissions by more than 20% by 2020.
  • Good practice: sustainable transport plans for smaller towns
  • What difference does the Covenant make? It is an open process based on stakeholders and citizen's participation
  • Good practice: mobile information unit gets Polish energy training moving
  • ManagEnergy: the contribution of a benchmark of excellence to the Covenant of Mayors. ManagEnergy is a capacity building instrument which aims at strengthening the capacity of local and regional energy actors.

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SIK10 - Covenant of MayorsEnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 753 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 745 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 743 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 745 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 747 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 746 KB .pdf)

Sectoral Information Kit: Energy-Efficient SMEs

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up some 99% of businesses in Europe. Although each of these smaller firms consumes relatively small amounts of energy - with a correspondingly minor impact on the environment - collectively, their effect is massive. Moreover, with rising energy prices and uncertainty over the security of future supplies, boosting energy efficiency makes business, as well as environmental, sense. 

Content

  • The sustainable energy challenge
  • Intelligent energy management in SMEs: a wide range of activities can be undertaken in an SME in order to be more efficient
  • A more rational use of energy not only represents a challenge for SMEs
  • Efficiency in cooperation: cooperation between local and regional energy agencies and the members of the Enterprise Europe Network
  • Good practice: SME energy toolkit - the development of an easy-to-use energy checking tool for specific SME sectors in five European countries:
  • Good practice: energy efficiency benchmark to help food and drink SMEs to enhance their energy efficiency through the implementation of energy management systems targeted at their sector.

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SIK11 - SMEsEnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 442 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 445 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 443 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 447 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 445 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 446 KB .pdf)

Sectoral Information Kit: Biomass and Biofuels

The fight against climate change is a challenge that, if it is to be properly addressed, requires a technological, social and cultural revolution. The need to tackle global warming cannot be separated from the quest to make use of more sustainable energy sources and, therefore, solutions to both problems - which are interlinked - must be found.

Content

  • The energy challenge at local level
  • What are the tasks of an energy agency?
  • Achieving visibility and recognition
  • ManagEnergy support to local and regional energy agencies

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SIK12 - Biomass and biofuelsEnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 187 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 506 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 506 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 506 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 508 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 507 KB .pdf)

Sectoral Information Kit: Communication tips for energy agencies

The fight against climate change is a challenge that, if it is to be properly addressed, requires a technological, social and cultural revolution. The need to tackle global warming cannot be separated from the quest to make use of more sustainable energy sources and, therefore, solutions to both problems - which are interlinked - must be found.

Content

  • The energy challenge at local level
  • What are the tasks of an energy agency?
  • Achieving visibility and recognition
  • ManagEnergy support to local and regional energy agencies

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SIK13 - Communication tips for energy agenciesEnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 573 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 569 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 575 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 570 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 568 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 559 KB .pdf)

Sectoral Information Kit: Local Energy Actors tackling Climate Change

The challenge of climate change requires a collective response and local actors have a key role to play. The scope for action at local level is wide; however, to enable cities and municipalities to act effectively they need the correct operative and financial instruments.

Content

  • What is the EU doing: major initiatives to help local actors make a difference
  • A global challenge, local answers
  • Good practice: Energy efficiency in Residence Le Sorgenti (Italy)
  • Checklist for local actors: what can be done?
  • Good Practice: Energy in Minds (Energy Agency of Zlín, Czech Republic)
  • ManagEnergy: a capacity building instrument

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SIK14 - Local Energy Actors Tackling Climate ChangeEnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 409 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 408 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 411 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 406 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 409 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 399 KB .pdf)

Sectoral Information Kit: Energy Planning for Cities

We live in an increasingly urbanised environment. In fact, about two-thirds of Europeans live in cities which, together, emit around half the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. This means that urban areas are a major front in the battle against climate change, and that local authorities need to take the lead and set an example.

Content

  • What is an energy plan? Each urban area has its own unique needs and, hence, each local energy plan will differ from city to city and town to town
  • Energy planning and how it is linked to the Covenant of Mayors: The Covenant is an open process to which the contribution of all stakeholders is necessary and valuable
  • Local energy agencies and energy planning: the role of local energy agencies in assisting municipalities in the definition and preparation of a sustainable energy action plan

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EnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 539 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 531 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 529 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 531 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 535 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 530 KB .pdf)

Sectoral Information Kit: Sustainable Energy and Peripheral Regions

Climate change will have a big impact on the peripheral regions of the European Union, such as remote regions or islands. These areas already suffer constraints due to their isolation, and these are likely to increase with climate change. The impacts of climate change will vary according to location – northern areas are expected to have warmer temperatures and higher levels of rainfall, whilst southern regions will be drier and hotter. Many of the most remote regions rely heavily on agriculture and forestry – two sectors particularly vulnerable to changes in temperature and water availability. 

Content

  • What is the EU doing (Policy, funding, etc;)?
  • Climate change and energy supply: a crucial issue for peripheral regions
  • The role of energy agencies towards more sustainable peripheral regions
  • Towards sustainable islands: islands to work together towards sustainable energy goals
  • Good practice: implementation plan for renewable energy sources in Crete (Greece)
  • ManagEnergy: a capacity building instrument - strengthening the capacities of local and regional energy agencies to offer better services to islands authorities

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EnglishEnglish (PDF Icon 445 KB .pdf)
DeutschDeutsch (PDF Icon 445 KB .pdf)
EspañolEspañol (PDF Icon 446 KB .pdf)
FrançaisFrançais (PDF Icon 449 KB .pdf)
ItalianoItaliano (PDF Icon 444 KB .pdf)
PolskiPolski (PDF Icon 448 KB .pdf)