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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Top energy-saving tips for households, companies, and municipalities

Top energy-saving tips for households, companies, and municipalities

After significant time calculating the impact of over 100 different tips, the Upper Austria Regional Energy Agency arrived at a conclusion: these are the top tips to save hundreds of euros per year on fuel, heat, and water. They’re simple, considerable, and easy to implement!

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Plovdiv’s path toward more efficient, green, and energy-independent residential heating

Plovdiv’s path toward more efficient, green, and energy-independent residential heating

The Energy Agency of Plovdiv supports the phase-out of firewood and coal use for domestic heating in the City of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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Engaging citizens and local entities – the “Porto Energy Hub” one-stop-shop

Engaging citizens and local entities – the “Porto Energy Hub” one-stop-shop

AdEPorto’s bold renovation programme has seen the creation of one-stop-shops. These offices adopt innovative financing schemes with the goal of renovating 3000 homes and encouraging citizens to engage in energy efficiency and the production of renewable energy.

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Young Innovators Cyprus

Young Innovators Cyprus

Assisted by the Climate-KIC, the Cyprus Energy Agency has dedicated itself to the engagement of youth on the island. The “Young Innovators Cyprus” project gets students and teachers from across the nation involved in workshops, ideation competitions, and climate training. The result is a generation of young minds poised to take systematic action to protect our climate.

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Sustainable Business Bridge

Sustainable Business Bridge

Also in Sweden, companies and society need to drastically reduce emissions and increase resource efficiency. The Sustainable Business Bridge project helps enterprises to achieve these goals while also boosting business opportunities.

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Citizens at the centre of change

Citizens at the centre of change

With 83% of EU households having the potential to become prosumers, the homes of citizens could become an invaluable source of energy to power Europe. With more ambitious programmes and initiatives like energy communities, this potential can be tapped into.

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Ventos de Poupança 2: Energia + Social

Ventos de Poupança 2: Energia + Social

Reaching a population of 1.5 million, the Ventos de Poupança initiative helped thousands of Portuguese students to adopt and promote better environmental practices. Collaborating with other social initiatives, the project also helped to drive regional cohesion.

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Digitalization solutions for renewables and education

Digitalization solutions for renewables and education

Two digital solutions implemented by REA North are promoting sustainability solutions in Northern Croatia. As well as educating citizens about sustainability, the projects help them to assess the impact of PV installations at home.

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The European Climate Adaptation Award (ECA) – A structured way to resilience

The European Climate Adaptation Award (ECA) – A structured way to resilience

The European Climate Adaptation Award is a quality management and certification programme for municipalities in Germany to adapt to climate change. It promotes and firmly anchors climate adaptation activities in administrative action.

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Leisure Centre Retrofitting in Western Ireland

Leisure Centre Retrofitting in Western Ireland

The Tipperary Energy Agency performed a major retrofit of the Lahinch Leisure Centre, using innovative energy systems and materials to improve efficiency, lower costs, and reduce the building’s footprint.

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Sunny farms in the north

Sunny farms in the north

Find out more about the Sunny Agirculture in the North project, aimed to increase farmers’ knowledge of solar and electricity storage, in order to increase the proportion of solar and the degree of self-sufficiency in agriculture in northern Sweden.

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Making heating for European consumers efficient, economically resilient, clean and climate-friendly

Making heating for European consumers efficient, economically resilient, clean and climate-friendly

Through REPLACE, our members REGEA, EREN and ESCAN have conducted wide renovation campaigns in Spain and Croatia to motivate and support people to replace their old heating systems with more environmentally friendly alternatives.

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