Best practices

Exemplary projects and initiatives are implemented and replicated at local and regional level. The following best practices are categorised by topic and geographic area.

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Towards major impact on energy efficiency with KNOWnNEBs 

Towards major impact on energy efficiency with KNOWnNEBs 

Discover more about KNOWnNEBs, the project aiming for integration of non-energy benefits into energy audit practices to accelerate the uptake of recommended measures

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The latest smart city solutions: get inspired by DOLL Living Lab in Copenhagen

The latest smart city solutions: get inspired by DOLL Living Lab in Copenhagen

Dive into the forefront of smart city solutions with Smart EPC’s latest feature on DOLL Living Lab in Copenhagen. Explore how the Smart EPC consortium is revolutionizing Energy Performance Contracting and public lighting in Europe’s leading hub for urban innovation.

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Canary Islands Leads the Way in Sustainable Transportation with Biogreenfinery 

Canary Islands Leads the Way in Sustainable Transportation with Biogreenfinery 

Canarias is making strides in leading the decarbonization of transportation with its first 100% renewable biorefinery, unparalleled nationally and in Europe — Biogreenfinery. The Technological Institute of Canarias (ITC) will soon operationalize this new facility on the island of Gran Canaria, with an investment nearing €6 million.

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Sustainable Lighting Improvements a Game Changer for O’Loughlin Gaels 

Sustainable Lighting Improvements a Game Changer for O’Loughlin Gaels 

O’Loughlin Gaels sports club, in collaboration with the South East Energy Agency, has undergone a green transformation, investing €230,000 in floodlighting, insulation, and heating control. The initiative not only aligns with environmental goals but also reduces energy costs and consumption, showcasing a successful model for other clubs.

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Energizing Communities: Tiszamente’s Innovative Path to Local Sustainable Energy 

Energizing Communities: Tiszamente’s Innovative Path to Local Sustainable Energy 

In Hungary’s Northern Great Plain, the Tiszamente Energy Community is redefining local energy. Powered by community-driven initiatives, this groundbreaking project returns energy benefits to the people. As a catalyst for change, it’s lighting the way toward a more sustainable and self-reliant energy future.

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Local and Transnational Stakeholder Councils to step up regional adaptation

Local and Transnational Stakeholder Councils to step up regional adaptation

Multilevel governance is key in ensuring ownership of climate actions and guaranteeing the success of your project. Energikontor Norr, North Sweden Energy Agency is experimenting with it in the Norrbotten region by setting up a local stakeholder council. Consult our Best Practice to know more about it!

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Pioneering Carbon Neutral Islands by 2040 in Scotland

Pioneering Carbon Neutral Islands by 2040 in Scotland

The Carbon Neutral Islands (CNI) project aims at supporting six islands in Scotland to become carbon neutral by 2040, and to replicate the results in other Scottish islands and in the mainland. The identified areas are Yell, Hoy, Raasay, Barra, Islay and Great Cumbrae (figure 1).

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Towards Smart EPC in Rivas Vaciamadrid 

Towards Smart EPC in Rivas Vaciamadrid 

In Rivas Vaciamadrid, the Smart EPC project provides assistance to several services. The UVAX system integrates in one platform all streetlight management, control, regulation, and all Smart solutions using the electric power network.

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Innovative solution for vehicle charging stations in the city of Kraków

Innovative solution for vehicle charging stations in the city of Kraków

As part of the Smart EPC project, the city of Kraków is testing the use of LED street lanterns for vehicle charging. To understand the interest of residents, the Roads Authority prepared a field test and appealed for help in mapping out the location of the EV chargers.

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Rénov’Occitanie: One-Stop-Shops for Energy Renovations and Savings in Occitanie

Rénov’Occitanie: One-Stop-Shops for Energy Renovations and Savings in Occitanie

Discover Rénov’Occitanie innovative one-stop-shop for complete energy renovation support, unlocking energy-efficient living and reducing bills in Occitanie.

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A regional agreement for biogas

A regional agreement for biogas

Ten years ago, the municipally-owned biogas plant outside the city of Jönköping was bleeding money and public opinion was hostile to continued production of biomethane for the city’s buses. Now, we celebrate that Jönköping had the largest percentage increase in biogas production in all of Sweden (41%). Discover how the Jönköping County reversed course.

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Making it easier to buy an electric car: the electric car guide

Making it easier to buy an electric car: the electric car guide

To promote electric cars ownership in Sweden, the Örebro County Energy Agency has set up an easy guide that answers the most common questions regarding EVs. The guide was developed for use as part of an EU project but has been successfully distributed to energy and climate advisors across Sweden.

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