The PLEEC model is a guide for city planners in European cities to develop their Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EEAP) in order to meet the EU 20-20-20 goals. The guide consists of the PLEEC partners´ joint experiences from developing six EEAPs. By taking part of the model content, through literature studies, checklists, movies and city partners' advice, the reader gets a strong base to initiate the Action Plan. One of the lessons from PLEEC is that understanding local conditions in different cities is key to developing an EEAP that can be successfully implemented. No action can be copied from one city to another but by sharing experiences we can come a long way towards a more energy efficient future. The PLEEC model is one of the core outputs of the PLEEC project.
Through the run of the PLEEC project all six PLEEC partner cities have been working in joint and intense efforts on developing and writing an Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EEAP) for their city – a plan which will guide them their way to become energy smart.
The EEAP´s are the results of three years project work and base upon the findings of the smart city analyses (“Smart City Profiles”) in WP2 and the best matching energy efficiency recommendations from WP3, 4, and 5 taking the cities´ technological, structural and behavioral capabilities into account.
Get the EEAP´s here and get inspired for your own city´s journey towards an energy efficient future!
The 3rd Local Dialogue Forum in Tartu was held on 30 March 2016 in form of an Energy Saving Information Day, co-organized with the Europe Direct Information Centre and Lääne-Viru County Government and in cooperation with the Smart House Competence Centre. The aim of the event was to raise awareness about energy saving possibilities and to motivate people to act more energy efficient.
Lääne-Viru County has been the leader in terms of energy saving in Estonia for many years. Lääne-Viru County Governor Marko Storm: "Whether it is green energy or innovative solutions and building automation, it is clear that the energy savings and enabling technology is one of the major keywords in the near future".
The information day was targeted to local government officials, entrepreneurs, public sector representatives, housing associations and all others interested in the use of more sustainable energy.
On 8 March 2016 the PLEEC Final Conference showcased the results and experiences of the PLEEC project. The event took place in the framework of the “SBE 16 – International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment” in Hamburg.
It was a great honor for the whole project consortium that Eric Lecomte, EU project officer from DG Energy, participated at the meeting and officially opened the conference.
Carsten Rothballer, Coordinator Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience from ICLEI Europe (Local Governments for Sustainability) emphasized in his ensuing keynote speech that ambitious national climate targets for 2050 will only be reached by a strong and empowering involvement of local and regional governments. However it is crucial that cities advocate for enabling framework conditions, seek opportunities for the vertical integration of energy efforts (cities´ Sustainable Energy Action Plans with National Energy Efficiency Action Plans) and do also create local and international alliances. Knowledge transfer and capacity building are major issues as well as engagement of all relevant stakeholders who all together need to set ambitious climate and energy targets (100% renewable energy is needed and possible).
After this inspiring kick-off it was time to discover the secrets of the PLEEC project: Julia Haselberger from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences presented the newly released image movie of the PLEEC project demonstrating the project´s goals, scope and methodology.
In the first roundtable discussion with university experts and at the same time Work Package leaders of the project the different methodological approaches how to raise energy efficiency from technological, structural and behavioral points of view were presented and it was underlined how crucial an integrative and place-based approach for a sustainable city planning is.