Our main area of interest is around improving the use of energy in buildings, in both the domestic and non-domestic sectors. This includes integration of renewable energy (RES) into buildings. It also includes actions on energy management (especially in SMEs and concerning the calculation of energy savings) and building performance evaluation, such as investigations into the 'performance gap' – the difference between expected and actual energy consumption.
We have good links with both public and private sector institutions in the UK.
Current and forthcoming proposals in the Energy Efficiency 2016-17 call under the following themes are most likely to be of interest to us. However, we would also welcome discussions in other areas:
EE-02 - Improving the performance of inefficient district heating networks
EE-06 - Engaging private consumers towards sustainable energy
EE-07 - Behavioural change toward energy efficiency through ICT
EE-09 - Engaging and activating public authorities
EE-11 - Overcoming market barriers and promoting deep renovation of buildings
EE-12 - Integration of Demand Response in Energy Management Systems while ensuring interoperability through Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP)
EE-13 - Cost reduction of new Nearly Zero-Energy buildings
EE-14 - Construction skills
EE-24 - Making the energy efficiency market investible
EE-25 - Development and roll-out of innovative energy efficiency services
About us and our experience
We're a private, not-for-profit organisation with just under 30 staff in total and our expertise covers applied research through to dissemination and market preparation. We're scrupulous about only charging actual time to projects, thereby reflecting our true input. Established in the UK in 1988, we have, since 1995, participated in around 15 projects under Intelligent Energy Europe (SAVE & ALTENER), THERMIE, FP7, Concerto, Interreg and other funding streams. More recently, we have successfully secured project funding through both Horizon2020 and Interreg.