One of the projects´ aims is to transfer STEPPING results and new approaches of EPC scheme adequate to MED area through training activities performed locally by project partners. As well as to increase awareness of partners and MED public institutions, ESCOs, procurers (in particular of small municipalities), policy makers, large public and experts on the use of EPC.
The purpose is to disseminate solutions applicable to a wider set of users and territories to other MED institutions, aiming to achieve the goal of increasing the number of energy efficiency plans on public building stock.
Trainings serves to:
- Educate stakeholders about the efficient implementation of energy performance contracting, based on the exchange of ideas, practices and solutions;
- Promote new approaches of EPC scheme adequate to Mediterranean areas;
- Set a common ground towards adapting this investment scheme to the conditions of the Mediterranean.
Aim is also to consolidate outcomes of STEPPING investment plans and tenders pilot actions. Feedback from participants will provide an additional input for the realization of MED EPC Guidelines. Sessions, hands-on demonstrations, round tables and site visits provides a common ground of analysis by taking into account the progress of projects´ tasks.
EPC training package includes educational sessions, structured by Training Modules. Preliminary set of slides and texts is adapted in line with regional/national needs and capacities of project partners. Additional modules are drafted based on regional peculiarities.
At MED level two WEB Training Sessions will be organized.
Trainings take into consideration also the EPC Best Practices Report, Pilot Implementation Handbook and the initial structure of the EPC MED Guidelines.
STEPPING also developed an Online Simulation Tool and Video on EPC. Tools, videos and other relevant materials on EPC from previous or parallel EU projects were collected as well to additionally support the implementation of trainings.