Energy Efficiency data hub: discover energy-saving innovations
Are you looking for information on EU-funded projects on energy efficiency? The Energy Efficiency data hub, set up by the Commission's Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), has all the necessary information.
The Energy Efficiency data hub is an interactive tool for easy access to energy efficiency initiatives co-funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. This research is central to the European Commission’s Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs, and the Energy Union.
On the website, you can explore maps and listings to find a summary, general information and a list of participant organisations for each project. You can also generate country-by-country breakdowns by topic, project type, budget and start or end year for an overview of funding allocations.
Projects cover diverse topics – buildings, consumers, heating and cooling, industry, products and services, innovative financing and public authorities – and aim to make energy saving as accessible as possible. Some of the projects in the hub are:
- SMART-UP – a project to support vulnerable and low-income consumers to use smart meters to save energy and cut their bills;
- TOPTEN ACT – online product information that helps customers identify energy efficient goods and encourages manufacturers and retailers to switch to more sustainable models;
- save @ work – a year-long competition for public sector employees to save energy in their offices, with guidance and online monitoring.
You can also get advice about funding projects directly from EASME. On 22 March 2017, EASME broadcast three webinars, on public procurement of innovative solutions, project development assistance, and innovative financing and making the energy-efficiency market investible. Recordings are available here.
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) also promotes initiatives for energy efficiency and renewables to build a secure energy future for Europe. Find out about energy efficiency innovations and policies at EUSEW 2017, 20-22 June in Brussels. This year’s theme is Clean Energy for All Europeans, inspired by the European Commission’s November 2017 proposals of the same name.
If you are already leading the way in energy efficiency, hold an Energy Day at any time in May or June to share your achievements and inspire others.