Energy efficiency/management in industry and SME's leading to more implementation of measures EUSEW 2018 

The European industry plays a crucial role in meeting the 2030 climate and energy policy objectives. It will not only support the implementation of these policies and meet the set targets, but will also drive the technology progress in low-carbon, clean and energy efficient product development worldwide.

The CEN CENELEC Sector Forum Energy Management (SFEM) welcomes the adoption of the new energy efficiency savings target of 32,5% for 2030 and the related supporting actions for innovation, market surveillance and sustainable – smart finance. The position of SFEM on the role of standards in supporting the achievement of this objective was presented at the policy conference for EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2018, where SFEM coordinated a roundtable discussion with the participation of ECOS, ECI, Ecofys, CO2-Net and EASME.

During the interactive roundtable discussions of the EUSEW conference, the panellists, together with the audience, analysed the main needs of the relevant stakeholders along the supply chain. The roundtable concluded that Simple, Transparent and Standardised (STS) are the key words that have to drive the whole energy efficiency process from value generation (energy audit) to value capturing (Measurement & Verification, M&V).

In addition to this, it was concluded that a holistic approach is also needed that is able to optimize the entire chain and deliver multiple benefits for a sustainable and more resilient growth. The newly developed tool of SFEM, presented in the event, could support this approach. It enables the mapping of needs for an energy performance improvement project and integrates the needs of Financial Institutions by providing them with guaranteed results and consequently reducing the investment risks.

The outcomes of the conference will be further discussed in a one-day seminar with the objective to assess the need for a tailored approach and a roadmap for energy efficiency and management in SMEs. The seminar will take place at CEN-CENELEC Management Centre in Brussels on 27 September 2018.

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