Are Energy Performance Contract (EPC) always the best solution of energy efficiency plans of public buildings in the MED area? How to increase their diffusion? STEPPING’s partners past experience and results of MED projects developed under previous programmes, show that it is necessary to adapt this investment scheme to the conditions of the MED area, which are not comparable to those of northern and central EU countries.

The project aims to test a new approach of application of EPC scheme in the design and awarding of energy efficiency intervention for public building stock, in order to develop validated guidelines on MED EPC to be Transferred and Disseminated to MED Public Institutions.

Inside the project new approaches of EPC, elaborated from the sharing of own knowledge raised by partners inside past projects, need to be tested inside pilots activities in order to prove their adequateness to MED area. To do this 12 pilot actions will be developed of which 8 elaboration of EPC based investment plans and 4 pilot actions regarding the test of Procurement procedures.

After test and validation of new methodologies developed, transferring activities will be performed via training actions.

Dissemination to other MED institutions is a key element of the project, aiming to achieve the goal of increasing the number of energy efficiency plans on public building stock.