Best Practices

In the context of energy, climate adaptation and the environment, there are several best practices that individuals, communities, and organisations can adopt. These practices aim to mitigate the impacts of climate change, promote sustainability, reduce energy demand, and protect the environment.

This database of best practices is based on the survey results submitted by the ENERGee Watch participants, mentees as well as observers and partners. It aims to provide decision-makers, experts, researchers, and policymakers with a centralised and simple-to-use resource that encourages the adoption of reliable monitoring and verification procedures by compiling a wide range of reproducible methodologies and tools.

An ENERGee Watch ‘Best Practice’ is an energy efficiency or climate adaptation practice which aims to standardise sustainable data at European level, enabling comparisons across European territories to be made and for European-wide methodologies to be established.

The best practices provided in this report relate to one of the four courses offered within the ENERGee Watch learning programme:

  • Data collection (acquisition and treatment)
  • Data monitoring and validation
  • Indicators for adaptation to climate change
  • Data display, dissemination, and validation by local authorities

Detailed information on the chosen practices and the process of selection can be found in the document Database of replicable monitoring and verification practices.

All of the practices listed in the table below are replicable and transferrable to other countries, as they can be adapted to different local and regional contexts.

Type of practice reference

Name of initiative Description Link Relation to EW Topic Country of implementation Region of implementation Operational status Type of practice
EENSIGHT tool A machine learning tool contributing to the much-needed advancement of automated measurement and verification methods for energy efficiency. It aims to provide essential insights for investors, energy companies, legislators, and building owners. The SENSEI consortium developed this tool to be used by investors, energy companies, legislators and building owners. It can also be used for performance guarantees for ESCOs. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation Demo buildigns are available but country is unknown / Implemented Innovative
Klimaat Monitor Databank Core dataset monitoring climate and energy transition for local governments. A core dataset of 70 indicators for monitoring the climate and energy transition, divided into 4 layers (emissions, energy, results, progress) and 5 sectors of climate policy (electricity, built environment, mobility, industry, agriculture). Developed by local authorities of the Netherlands (Rijskoverheid). Link 1. Data collection and management (including acquisition and treatment) The Netherlands Gelderland Implemented Innovative
CLIMACT Prio CLIMACT Prio is a decision support, capacity building and climate awareness tool for screening and prioritising of local climate change actions. CLIMACT Prio utilises a multi-criteria approach to assist decision makers and urban planners to identify a wide range of decision criteria and set priorities among objectives while performing an analysis and assessment of climate change (mitigation or adaptation) actions. This method does not necessarily identify an “optimal” option, but rather requires the user to draw conclusions by looking at different components of the whole picture of the assessment and prioritisation process, while seeking a consensus decision between stakeholders with different needs, concerns, and priorities. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change Bangladesh, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, and more Dhaka, Dar es Salaam, Colombo, and more Implemented Innovative
DATA4ACTION DATA4ACTION is data access guidebook to access key energy data in the Region, and inform the sustainable energy policies, plans and strategies by identifying transferable models of collaboration, explores ways to improve the access of public authorities to energy data for a better implementation and a better monitoring of SEAPs. It recognises the importance in establishing long-term data exchange models in sustainable energy planning through cooperation between public authorities and energy data providers. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation France, Sweden, Italy, Romania, Ireland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Greece Oreges Rhône Alpes, Norrbotten County, Liguria, Nord-Pas de Calais, Alba, Carlow Kilkenny, Torino, Plovdiv, Zlin, Kent, and Thrace, Eastern macednoia, Central Macedonia, Western Macedonia, Epirus, Prefecture of Corfu, Central and Western Thessaly, Prefecture of Magnesia, Eastern Central Greece, Prefecture of Etoloakarnania, Prefectura, of Evia, Western Greece, Peloponnese, Northeast Aegean, Prefecture of Dodecanese, Eastern Crete, Western Crete Implemented Innovative
TerriStory A Reference Decision-Making Web-tool for Territories in Transition, a web tool developed by Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Energy Environment Agency (AURA-EE) to help municipalities to plan and monitor their energy transition. TerriSTORY® enables local municipalities in France to better grasp their territory. The web-tool assesses its potential and identify clues to prioritise development in support of their decision process and plans. It provides a set of functions to build, follow-up and assess the territories’ trajectory and simulate scenarios to visualise their socio-economic (electric bill reductions, generated added value, maintained employment, local tax benefits) and environmental impacts (energy savings, prevention of GHG emissions). Link 2. Data monitoring and validation France Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Nouvelle Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Bretagne, Corse Implemented Innovative
AdaptaVille AdaptaVille’s mission is to facilitate the reproduction of these climate change adaptation solutions by public policies at the local, departmental, regional or national level. It is a mobilisation platform, a toolbox of operational solutions and a territorial animation program for actors in Greater Paris who wish to commit to adapting to climate change. AdaptaVille aims to decipher the challenges of adaptation that are becoming more and more visibly imposed on metropolitan actors through the pooling of knowledge, the publication of articles, and a newsletter. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. France Paris Implemented Innovative
GÉODIP Mapping tool for energy poverty that looks at the spending of the household vs. the income per household, with data at national/regional level, but also in some districts. Developed by the French National Observatory of Energy Poverty (ONPE), local authorities, energy and urban planning agencies. The tool provides territorial actors with the GEODIP mapping tool to visualise at different scales the areas of energy poverty related to housing and household car use. This easy-to-use tool will make it possible to obtain data on the socio-economic characteristics of households, their habitat and their mobility in a chosen area. The cross-referencing of this information aims to highlight the different forms of fuel poverty using several indicators constructed by the ONPE: the rate of energy effort, eligibility for ANAH aid, the number of households below the monetary poverty line at the territorial level. Link 1. Data collection and management (including acquisition and treatment) France / Implemented Innovative
LIFE EUCF The EUCF is a European initiative to support municipalities/local authorities, their groupings, as well as local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities across Europe to develop investment concepts to accelerate investments in sustainable energy. In form of a EUR 60,000 grant, the EUCF finances services and activities to support the development of investment concepts to mobilize and finance energy efficiency investments in public buildings and services and unlock the potential of small renewable energy sources. Link 3. Data integration and use of modelling tools France, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Sweden / Implemented Innovative
BeCoop Toolkit Aims to provide the necessary conditions, technical as well as business support tools, for unlocking the underlying market potential of community bioenergy, fostering new links and partnerships. This toolkit, developed in the frame of the BECoop project, supports developers and operators of community bioenergy and heating projects. It is developed to support your bioenergy community’s journey from the starting point, to the growing stages and its operational steps. It can also help to scale energy community initiatives in your neighbourhood. Technical tools, business model tools, community model tools, and projects related to renewable energies, energy communities, energy efficiency, or circular economy. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Italy, Poland, Greece, Spain Valtellina district, Municipality of Tirano, Thessaly, the Basque country, Navarra, Wrocław, Oborniki Slaskie. Implemented Innovative
IN-PLAN practice IN-PLAN intends to empower local and regional governments and their agencies through a two-step capacity-building programme. The IN-PLAN practice is a long-lasting support structure enabling local and regional authorities to effectively implement their sustainable energy and climate plans by: integrating energy and climate planning with spatial planning (and other types of planning tools, such as mobility, infrastructure, etc.); ensuring commitment at all political levels (through vertical integration); matching the included measures with specific dedicated local and regional budget lines. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Sweden / Implemented Innovative
Climate Protection Planner A tool that does far more than emissions inventories. Development of the Climate Protection Planner for German municipalities began in 2012. The tool entered the market in early 2016 and is now available for use by all interested local authorities. The Climate Protection Planner is Climate Alliance’s online tool that enables German cities, towns, and regions to create energy and greenhouse gas emissions inventories according to a standardised methodology for use across Germany. The tool comes with comprehensive and up-to-date statistics, factors and other key figures, thus reducing data collection needs. Still, it is flexible enough to allow for the input of more precise local data should this be available. The benchmarking module within the tool employs both qualitative as well as quantitative aspects of climate action monitoring, helping municipalities to see how their progress compares to others. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation Germany / Implemented Innovative
MICATool MICAT is a project that aims to develop a comprehensive approach to estimate Multiple Impacts of Energy Efficiency (MI-EE) by co-creating a free, easy-to-use, scientifically sound online tool (MICATool). The MICATool seeks to enable policy-makers and practitioners to conduct simplified analyses for different data and policy scenarios, in order to compare and assess the relevance of the multiple impacts, and strengthen reporting and monitoring at the three governance levels. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation Spain and Estonia Calvia, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Tartu Implemented Innovative
SocialWatt SocialWatt aims to develop, adopt, test, and spread innovative schemes to alleviate energy poverty. The tools help utilities and energy suppliers to effectively identify energy-poor households as well as develop and monitor schemes that focus on increasing the energy efficiency of these houses. SocialWatt Analyser, to identify energy-poor households. SocialWatt Plan, to elaborate Energy Poverty Action Plans. SocialWatt Check, to monitor and assess the energy poverty schemes. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation Italy, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Romania, Croatia, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Austria / Implemented Innovative
ADAQA An index of adaptation plan quality—the ADAptation plan Quality Assessment Index ADAQA. ADAQA is based on six well-established principles of plan quality (1. fact base; 2. goals; 3. measures; 4. implementation; 5.monitoring & evaluation of measures; and 6. societal participation). Any municipality, region, other sub-national or non-state actor, as well as national governments, can assess the quality of its adaptation planning process and related documents via our indices. ADAQA compares urban adaptation plan quality evolution and draws conclusions on the question of progress and learning for adaptation, with a special focus on climate risk assessment, vulnerability and equity/justice considerations in adaptation planning in 327 European cities between 2005 and 2020. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change Ireland, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Finalnd, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, the Netherlands / Implemented Innovative
DiscoMap DiscoMap is a geographic information system (GIS) application programming interfaces (APIs) to obtain a wide range of environmental data for Europe, and helps users create their own map services. These map-services are available via many other portals such as INSPIRE, ArcGis, GEOS. The EEA covers thematic areas such as air, water, climate change, biodiversity, land and noise. All these map services contain metadata and have a simple interface. The EEA allows users to re-link these services into their own websites or portals, but maintains its metadata only from the services hosted in this infrastructure. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Malta / Implemented Innovative
Climate Information Providing climate information and guidance for adaptation and mitigation activities. National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) contributions from operating the national hydrometeorological to observing networks that provide the principal inputs for science based climate action. A National Framework for Climate Services (NFCS) is a mechanism for enabling coordination and collaboration. This service provides: instant summary reports of climate change for any site on the globe; easy access to many pre-calculated climate indicators, based on state-of-the-art climate science, of the past, present, and future; climate information guidance. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change Worldwide / Implemented Innovative
Smart Density The tool is based on a meta-study of 229 empirical peer-reviewed studies and breaks down density impact on a number of areas, such as mobility, public infrastructure, and environmental impact. The results show a strong dichotomy between, on the one hand, the positive effects of density on public infrastructure, mobility and economics and, on the other hand, the negative environmental, social, and health impacts. This creates a challenging task for urban planners to balance these two, while at the same time acknowledging the need for some form of densification to handle current urbanisation rates. This overview of research results can be helpful by offering more accurate descriptions of effects, by providing support in trade-offs, and by providing motivation for compensatory measures that can eliminate or mitigate any negative effects. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Sweden Swedish urban areas Implemented Innovative
ClimaSTORY ClimaSTORY® is a fun support for facilitating collective reflection on adaptation to climate change. Designed for use by all types of territorial actors, ClimaSTORY® proposes to consider a fictitious territory from the angle of climate change and adaptation solutions for 5 themes of economic activities. The board game comprises cooperation between administrative departments, local authorities, and initiated public to decentralise their vision and reconsider their actions from the angle of climate change adaptation. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. France Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Chamonix, Le Puy Planned Good
PROSPECT A repository of replicable practices for cities and regions that provide a list and elaborates on the outcomes of successfully completed projects on how to implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans using innovative financing schemes. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Czechia, Poland, Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Spain, Portugal / Implemented Good
SEAP Data Access Guidebook – Ireland SEAP Data Access Guidebook – Ireland outlines the national framework on data access as well as the pathways to collaboration with energy providers and users in accessing local data; developed by the South East Energy Agency. Link 1. Data collection and management (including acquisition and treatment) Ireland Carlow Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford Implemented Good
SBAM To respond to the need of local authorities to develop new skills concerning urban climate adaptation, the project invites public officers and technicians to a training course focused on resilience. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Italy Emilia-Romagna Implemented Good
European Climate Adaptation Award European Climate Adaptation Award eca: Systematic support for German municipalities on their way to adapt to climate change, developed by B. & S. U. mbH. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Germany The municipalities of Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Lindlar, Herten, Hagen, Troisdorf, Bad Salzuflen, Dörentrup, Warendorf, Würselen, Wuppertal, Straelen, Krefeld, Ahlen, Euskirchen, Emsdetten, Remscheid, Gummersbach, Emmerich am Rhein, Kevelaer, Ennigerloh, Bad Driburg, Borgholzhausen, Coesfeld, Münster, Bochum, Leverkusen, Hamm, Ennepetal, Soest, Brakel, Essen, Rheine and Lennestadt in North Rhine-Westphalia and the city of Friedrichshafen in Baden-Württemberg Implemented Good
Climate ADAPT Urban Adaptation Map Map viewer aiming to provide an overview of the current and future climate hazards facing the European cities, the vulnerability of the cities to these hazards and their adaptive capacity. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Romania, Iceland, Czechia, Albania, Malta, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Slovenia, Belarus, Estonia, Montenegro., Slovakia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Andorra, Moldova, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino, Jersey, Isle of man, Faroe islands, Gibraltar, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Aland islands All European cities Implemented Good
ANERGO Energy Observatory ANERGO Energy Observatory has the role of facilitating municipalities’ access to quality energy data by establishing bilateral cooperation agreements between the Observatory, municipalities, and energy data providers. It develops on expanding the number of data processing tools used by the Observatory, the development of new climate hazards analysis (RVA), and the installation of new data aquisition and archiving sources (platforms for air quality monitoring, weather patterns). Link 1. Data collection and management (including acquisition and treatment) Romania Alba County Implemented Good
ADAPTNOW ADAPTNOW works on strengthening the adaptive capacity of Highly Affected and Exposed Territories (HEAT). To this end, the project partners implement and evaluate the available tools and practices for climate adaption and risk mitigation. Also, the replication guide increases the risk management and adaptation capacities of HEAT through the implementation and evaluation of agile, integrated, systemic and participatory approaches coordinated by regional and local public authorities with the support of sectoral agencies and research institutes. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia Alpine regions Implemented Good
Porto Energy Hub One-Stop-Shop to promote energy savings and increase home comfort aims to mitigate energy poverty. AdEPorto is running an OSS formed of a Central Hub in Porto (directly managed and run by AdEPorto) and local offices in each local authority supported. The Hub offers integrated services in the areas of Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Renewable Energy and Self-Consumption. In particular, the local offices serve as the first entry point for the local community, carrying out preliminary checks and audits to the households interested in renovation works. Concerned homeowners and/or tenants are then redirected to the central hub for specialised support. An interesting aspect of this hub is the mobile unit (van) moving around the territory and reaching areas in situation of energy poverty, particularly vulnerable households. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation Portugal Porto Implemented Good
RENOWABE Boosting Regional ENergy TransitiOn through EE and ReneWABlEs in public buildings (RENOWABE) is an Investment Programme targets energy efficiency investments and building-integrated renewables in about 225 non-residential buildings owned by Region of Extremadura. On average, 30% of energy savings are expected and, for the majority of the buildings, the RES contribution shall represent at least 25% of the final energy use. The project aims to mobilise an eligible investment of EUR 39 million. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change Spain Region of Extremadura Implemented Good
Collective Renovation Programme (CoachCopro) Offers individuals and professionals the essential tools and services for a successful energy renovation project in co-ownership. In particular, the online tool developed by the project allows homeowners and tenants to monitor the data of their building. The agency also provides energy advisors (1 per each district of the city), to inform homeowners (condominium only) on how to proceed for renovating their buildings, focusing on the types of measures they may implement, how to look for funds, etc. The content offered is produced by all the communities and structures using CoachCopro in France, and by national partners such as ANAH and ADEME as well as tailor-made advice from a France Rénov’ advisor. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation France Paris, Saint-Ouen L’Aumône, Chaville, Fontenay Sous Bois, Antony, Lorient, Chambéry,Orleans, Saint Jean Le Blanc, Saint Jean De La Ruelle, Sevran, St. Denis, Noulogne-Billancourt, Dijon, Meudon, Soisy sous Montmorency, Sevres, Nantes, Chalon Sur Saone, Le Pre St Gervais, La Talaudiere, Roanne, Riorges, St. Etienne, Noisy Le Grand, Pantin, Chagny, Icry Sur Seine, Vanves, Le Coteau, Creteil, Choisy Le Roi, Limeil Brevannes, Vincennes, Hoenheim, Strasbourg, Aubervilliers, Aix En Provence, Colomiers, Roulouse, Bordeaux, Fresnes, Livry gargan, Moirans En Montagne, Le Granier et Le Saint Michel,St mande, Le Bourget, Besancon, Nanterre, St Herblain, Fontenay aux Roses, Colombes, Clichy, Rosny Sous Bois, Asnieres Sur Seine, Gennevilliers, Malakoff, Aix-les-Bains, Alberville, Barby, Challes-les-Eaux Implemented Good
EXCITE Brings over the best practices in energy management by applying the time-proven methodology of the European Energy Award (EEA) to countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The EXCITE project supports implementation of the European Energy Award in Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine by providing direct technical support for 3 pilot cities in each country. On top, it delivers specialised training for local energy managers, tailored business models for local climate actions, and broad civil engagement campaigns. The eea methodology is wel understood as a tool for attraction of additional private investment in energy and climate actions by local authorities. Special attention will be paid to innovative financing mechanisms as crowd funding and energy communities. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine / Implemented Good
Energy coaching for SMEs EKSyd provides coaching to implement energy transition for SMEs in which they are trained in the tools that give them a framework on how to implement energy efficiency in a systematic way in their organisation. Improve the knowledge, experiences, and know-how of SMEs in energy consumption, measurements, estimations, and improve their capacity building on tools to implement a systematic energy efficiency framework, as well as, to share experiences in the network meetings. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Sweden Skåne, Hässleholm, Färjestaden Implemented Good
REMARKABLE Climate Leaders Build new leadership capacity through a Climate Leadership Programme (CLP) designed with and for leaders who, through their actions and inspiration, drive their communities and public authorities towards climate solutions. The CLP is an innovative training and co-creation programme for existing and emerging local (municipal) climate leaders designed as a service to increase their skills and capacities to effectuate ambitious climate neutrality goals before 2050. REMARKABLE’s anthropology experts conduct specific ethnographic studies on leaders from the partner regions which will inform the development of the REMARKABLE Climate Leadership Programme (CLP). The CLP is the first of its kind in Europe. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Austria, Croatia, France, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden Andalucia, Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Castilla & León, Dubrovnik Neretva County, Istria County, Koprivnica Krizevci County, Koroska, Krapina Zagorje County, Madrid, Norrbotten, Podravska, Zagreb, Zagreb County Implemented Good
RODEIDF The Ile-de-France Climate, Air, Energy Regional Plan (SRCAE) targets a 25% increase in the share of renewable energy in the final energy consumption by 2020. To help achieve this objective, the Ile-de-France region launched the Call for proposals on regional operations for the development of innovative decentralized energy (RODEIDF) in 2015. In the 2nd Edition, 14 projects were selected for their originality and pertinence in developing innovative decentralized energy solutions for reducing carbon emissions. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change France Ile-de-France Implemented Good
Ecospeed Instrument for the monitoring of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. This software provides regions, cities and municipalities transparent energy and CO2 auditing. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation N/A N/A Implemented Good
Resource Manager Catalogue (RM), Customer Energy Manager Catalogue (CEM), Aggregation & Market Integration from RESONANCE project Replicable and Efficient Solutions for Optimal Management of Cross-sector Energy is creating a software framework for plug-and-play development of solutions for demand-side flexibility management of distributed and small-scale assets. The Framework constitutes 3 catalogues of software libraries as well as marketplace services and tools that provide means for rapid, cost-efficient development and customisation of standard-compliant Resource Manager and Customer Energy Manager solutions as well as their aggregation services into different sectors. Link 1. Data collection and management (including acquisition and treatment) France, Sweden, Slovenia, Germany, Greece, Finland Slovenia Celje region, Ptolemaida, Marseille, Helsinki Planned Promising
CERVINO Alpine Energy Data Platform CERVINO (Creating an EneRgy data exchange and VIsualizatioN tOol for the alps) alpine space project is implementing the CERVINO Alpine Energy Data Platform. The project will connect regional energy data from the 48 regions members of the Macro-regional strategy EUSALP and make them available through a web platform using the TerriSTORY open source code. Link 1. Data collection and management (including acquisition and treatment) Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland Alpine states Planned Promising
EUCRA – European Climate Risk Assessment EUCRA seeks to complement the existing knowledge base on the assessment of climate-related hazards and risks in Europe and provide added value for policy-making. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Romania, Iceland, Czechia, Albania, Malta, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Slovenia, Belarus, Estonia, Montenegro., Slovakia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Andorra, Moldova, Monaco, Vatican City, San Marino, Jersey, Isle of man, Faroe islands, Gibraltar, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Aland islands All European cities. Planned Promising
SHAREs Energy Communities and Collective Actions An EU-funded initiative, supports so-called local heroes in setting up or expanding their energy community and enables them to motivate consumers to participate, including those who do not yet have an affinity to energy or are simply unfamiliar with the concept of energy communities. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Georgia, and Hungary N/A Planned Promising
REGILIENCE Self-Assessment Tool A self-assessment tool to spot risks of maladaptation for any user who wishes to plan good climate adaptation but neglect the risk of maladaptation. The tool is mainly designed for people or institutions who are in charge of planning and implementing regional adaptation actions. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change France, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, and Croatia La Réunion, Kentriki Makedoni, Jadranska Hrvatska, Yuzhen tsentralen, Região Autónoma da Madeira, Comunidad Valenciana, Región de Murcia Planned Promising
CLIMaterisk And vulnerability Assessment framework and toolboX (CLIMAAX) CLIMAAX builds upon existing risk assessment frameworks, methods and tools, and promotes the use of datasets and service platforms for local and regional scale deployment. It will develop a robust and coordinated framework of consistent, harmonised, and comparable risk assessments. The project brings the existing tools and services beyond state-of-the-art by prioritising the further development of accessibility, guidance, tuning to local contexts, interpretation, and uptake by representative Disaster Risk Management and Civil Protection authorities. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change Spain, Latvia, Finland, Portugal, and Slovakia Catalonia, Latvia, and the cities of Oulu, Setúbal, Žilina Only proposed, or being planned Promising
crossCert (Assessment of Energy Certificate in Europe) – KxC: Knowledge Exchange Centre Provides reliable, practical, and people-centred European energy performance certification of buildings. The project wants to compare certification tools in different countries. This Knowledge Exchange Centre is a web-based repository of information on next generation Energy Performance Certificates for buildings in the European Union. Guidelines for the development of people-friendly EPC products and services integrate new (and evolving) EPC approaches and capacities for tailored application at the level of individual EU Member States. The project performs cross-testing between the current energy certificates and the original approaches/initiatives using +140 buildings in Europe and creates a public benchmarking database of test cases. The results of the different approaches/initiatives are then compared and analysed to prepare policy recommendations that include potential improvements in accuracy, usability, and harmonisation. Link 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Spain, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, Poland, Bulgaria, Malta, Denmark, and Austria / Planned Promising
MATRYCS Modular Toolbox MATRYCS Toolbox is a cloud-based data analytics platform revolutionising building data management. It enables reliable policymaking, innovative data analytics services, and safe operations. Utilising AI-driven ML/DL algorithms, it analyses diverse data sources for statistical insights and predictive modeling. A game-changing solution for energy efficiency and sustainability for the energy and building sector. Building energy management will be elevated to a new level through improved data processing, analysis, and aggregation. The project aims to enhance the implementation of energy efficiency policy objectives with the adoption of novel validated business models for the building sector, by opening new opportunities considering the Big Data approach for decision-making. Link 2. Data monitoring and validation Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Poland, Latvia, and more Castilla y León, Lisbon, Ljubjana, Gdynia, and more Planned Promising
SustainBioEn tool from BioScreen CEE project The BioScreen CEE project evaluates energy use plans and data and their deficiencies, improving the capacity and engagement of stakeholders on recommendations of alternatives to forest biomass and sustainability criteria beyond those in Renewable Energy Directive II (REDII) for achieving climate targets. These recommendations will include alternatives for pilot local municipalities with firewood dependency and will be advocated towards national policy-makers. The project seeks to have an impact on enhancing the implementation of the EU climate and energy framework, mainly through the national transposition and implementation of REDII and the implementation and future review of the National Energy and Climate Plans. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania / Only proposed, or being planned Promising
GIS heating refurbishment tool The tool is aimed at the local authorities. The tool development was led by the Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP) and was applied in Sofia Municipality. In the future, the tool could be adapted to the needs of local and regional authorities and upgraded with other layers of interest. EAP is developing a GIS-based map for planning and implementing fossil fuel exchange programmes and estimating their impacts on emissions. / 4. Data display, dissemination and validation. Bulgaria Sofia Only proposed, or being planned Promising
ClimAct CEE tool The new ClimAct CEE tool aims to make an inventory of the energy and GHG and air pollution emissions in potential LEZ/ZEZ in the EU cities. The ClimAct CEE project recognises that more nuanced policies and actions at local and regional levels are needed to tackle the climate challenges and support CEE in achieving long-term EU policies, especially in the light of the Fit for 55 and Green Deal packages. The project will propose a climate-screening framework for reducing GHG emissions and air pollution through converging energy, climate, and air quality policies that will trigger decarbonised and low-emission urban transformation in CEE. This will be embedded into a guided tool for the European cities to design and implement decarbonised and low-emission city zones (i.e. climate neutral zones) that will showcase and ensure that integrated policies become a game-changer in fighting the climate challenges we all face. The resulting climate-neutral zones will be scaled up and replicated as flagships of the sustainable, climate-resilient, and energy-independent future of all European cities. Link 3. Indicators for adaptation to climate change Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania / Only proposed, or being planned Promising