Expected Achievements

“Urban Energy transition starts at local level. Attracting funds to obtain relevant investments depends on reliable planning and assessment of energy interventions’ impacts at large scale. This requires match-making and effective bundling of energy consuming entities, e.g. of public buildings. IMPULSE provides these required bundling protocols for acquiring funds to implement urban energy transition investments”

“A holistic support environment (intelligent and web based) from IMPULSE project will support decisions on the renovation of municipality public buildings stock, thanks to a continually up-dated database. Often, buildings' data is collected in different databases, in different Departments. The IMPULSE system will be useful to consolidate all data in a unique database, accessible by different officers”

“At national level, IMPULSE helps CRES to contribute more effectively in the national roadmap for gradual renovation of public buildings (3% f.a. annually), through CRES’ support role to the Greek Ministry of Environment & Energy for harmonization with EED 2012/27/EC and as national focal point of CONCERTED action for implementation of the recast EPBD 2010/31/EC”

“The Comunidad Valenciana Region considers that the outcomes of IMPULSE will be a practical tool and information source for regional roadmap developers. As Regions and Cities play a very important exemplary role for citizens and are usually the ones implementing front runner investments, Comunidad Valenciana Region is interested in the IMPULSE activities and their upscale towards regional energy action plans”

Six libraries of municipal-building typologies

Through the testing of exhaustive data-collection approaches, IMPULSE seeks to categorize public buildings at local level and create inventories for each pilot City.

As a result it is likely to trigger authorities’ to more intensive involvement in the development and better implementation of energy efficiency plans; hence increase the share of plans at local level.

One IMPULSE management support information system

The IT system integrates results of a high elaboration on energy and financial planning analyses in the project framework, which will provide for each identified typology, COST PRIORITIZED SOLUTIONS from small to deep renovations, MONITORING PLANS, FINANCIAL PLANS, 3% floor area annual renovation plans. 

At least for the pilot Cities, the results will be depicted on GIS MAPS, meaning available layers of energy-indicators results for new GIS-maps entries in the future.

“IMPULSE will provide the opportunity to go further into the details for each typology of public buildings, and the way to make the most efficient renovation possible regarding costs and energy efficiency. EVBDM will be able to convince more local governments to launch energy efficiency policies for their buildings”

“The City of Osijek benefits from the project through summarizing energy consumption data in publicly owned buildings, analyzing collected data, defining best model for implementation of EE measures and pilot reconstruction of one facility. It will use the experience gained in future updates of the SEAP”

“The benefit for AREA PACA is to gain more knowledge on public-building energy upgrading especially by means of utilizing the introduced IMPULSE generalized tool. This empowers current knowledge especially the uptake and interpretation of results not only at local, but also at regional level, regarding the 3% renovation plans which are a major priority for the territory”

“IMPULSE contributes to the long term vision of the Municipality to achieve minimum energy performance requirements as defined in national regulation and if economically feasible achieve low-energy buildings (in accordance with EED (2012/27/EC) which forces MS to annually renovate 3% of the total f.a. of public buildings)”

“IMPULSE extensive testing of advanced assessment/analysis methodologies strengthens CRES competences in supporting public authorities in the development and implementation of SEAPs/regional energy plans, as part of CRES’ role as national Covenant of Mayors Coordinator”

“IMPULSE improves capacities of IVE sharing practices and policy learning, and to use the knowledge acquired for the Implementation of the lessons learnt to improve regional program and municipalities sustainable energy action plans (SEAPs)”

“IMPULSE will provide the necessary supporting plans and know-how for Mostar to proceed in the procedures of the Covenant of Mayors and develop a realistic and affordable Sustainable Energy Action Plan”

EIHP expects to acquire new knowledge on possible energy efficiency measures especially in challenging cases with limited intervention possibilities, e.g. historical public buildings. Also, to exchange information and solutions with other MED countries which face similar issues”

AREA PACA wishes to test new methods to energetically improve buildings, to gain more visibility as a leader of refurbishment in Region PACA”

At least 50 completed SEAPs’ public-building sections by the authority partners and by participants to portability campaigns
Through the portability campaigns, 15-20 municipalities in each partner Country are expected to interact with project outputs and produce public-building sections of their energy efficiency plans. This exhaustive transferring activity results to an increase of supporting plans for public authorities to complete their energy efficiency strategies, while the results will be exemplary for others to further use the system, being multipliers even after the end of the project.
One small-scale renovation project (Six in total) in one public building in each partner Country and monitoring of energy indicators

In each partner Country, a municipal building of high value for the citizens and end-users, for which high energy-saving with least-cost is concluded by the energy simulation analysis, will be subjected to a small-scale renovation. Monitoring equipment is also envisaged to measure building energy performance difference between the ex-ante and ex-post conditions.

This activity will engage more public administrations and raise their skills in management and organization of building renovation and monitoring.

“As Coordinators of the Covenant of Mayors in our territories, we expect to enhance our role in encouraging Municipalities to complete their SEAPs, using ready-to-use IMPULSE tools”

“IMPULSE improves the control and management of energy-efficiency in municipal buildings and installations, raise skills for planning realistic and affordable energy-efficiency action plans highlighting the exemplary role of public buildings. The experience gained will be used in future updates of the SEAP”

“Through IMPULSE, Heraklion expects to gain capacity of its personnel and as a consequence success in the preparation of reliable energy renovation plans for municipal buildings; IMPULSE establish a methodology for identifying the most efficient renovation measures for almost all building types and Heraklion consider these in future updates of the SEAP”

“As City of Cannes has not yet signed the Covenant of Mayors scheme nor developed a Sustainable Energy Action Plan, IMPULSE improve its capacity building on the implementation and monitoring of energy renovation of public buildings” 

Mostar improves its capacity building on the implementation of energy renovation projects, through the small scale demonstration project”