Expected Achievements

This section is about IMPULSE PLUS that started in March 2021

The main final achievement will be the preparation of a Memorandum of Understanding by each one of the receivers’ territories on the adoption of the protocol followed for public buildings’ energy renovation planning and financing.

A total of four MoUs among the project and the public entities responsible for the energy management and planning of public buildings of the targeted regions/municipalities will be signed.

The MoUs will include the energy renovation plan for the stock of public buildings obtained automatically through the planning tool (PLUG-IN KPIs processor tool) adapted to each of the receivers’ territories, as well as the most appropriate financing scheme for that specific plan among the various solutions evaluated with the Financial schemes tool.

In addition, a detailed protocol to follow will also be included, based on the lessons learned during the process of improvement, implementation and use of the tools, which will ensure effective take-up by the new territories.

This section is about IMPULSE that was implemented from November 2016 to July 2019

“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)”