Joint Exchange: Metropolitan City of Torino With Province of Treviso
The Metropolitan City of Torino and the Province of Treviso shared their experience in developing solutions for energy management of public buildings reaching economic and energy savings. Both partners involved (the Metropolitan City of Torino and the Province of Treviso) can be considered as experienced partner, even though they seems to have a complementary experience.
The Metropolitan City of Torino, as Covenant of Mayors Territorial Coordinator, is strongly engaged in giving technical assistance to municipalities that want to have a SEAP. Thanks to DATA4ACTION project, the partner has further developed the role of energy observatory, while, as lead partner of the 2020Together IEE project, it has faced the experience of introducing Energy Performance Contracts – EPC – for the energy refurbishment of public buildings.
The Province of Treviso is a local authority, part of Veneto Region and located in the north-east side of Italy. It is also strongly committed in giving technical assistance to municipalities as Covenant of Mayors Territorial Coordinator. Since 1999 they started a program to update the energy management of Secondary Schools building estates, 100 buildings. The project was aimed to acquire a deep knowledge of the estate itself (energy database) and to involve all users by disseminating the idea of a rational and conscious use of the common good that leads to a reduction of energy managing costs and energy consumption. This was done in the framework of a complex and structured system of EPC (www.100scuole.it).
The partners worked profitably together, exchanging experiences and projects outputs. The cooperation was based on a peer-learning approach and this provided benefit on both directions: from Torino to Treviso and all the way around.
Two face to face meetings have been organized: the first in Torino was focused on the EPC scheme developed by the Metropolitan City of Torino with a bundling approach in order to promote energy investment on public building. A deeping was paid on the monitoring of energy data and performance test. The meeting in Treviso, instead, has been the occasion to share experiences in the following topics: engagement campaign towards end-users of public buildings; monitoring of energy consumptions in public buildings; technical assistance to LA in drafting and monitoring SEAPs and data collection process for SEAPs drafting.
Besides to this meetings, it was extremely useful also the decision to invite each other in regional workshops so that the experience of the other partner was spread out also to the local authorities of both regions.
The Province of Treviso had the chance to make a presentation of their own valuable experience in the energy monitoring of public buildings during the workshop “ENERCLOUD+ – An instrument for supporting energy management in municipalities” organized in Torino in May 2016. While Metropolitan City of Torino and Piemonte Region had the floor in front of a large audience during the workshop “APE, Audit, building energy data: new tools and legislations, how and why to chose them”, organized in Treviso in June 2016.
All experiences highlighted during workshops show that an improvement process is always present and a practice becomes a “best one “ only if it is continuously evolving and improving on a long term basis.
The cooperation established can be fruitful for future activities as the lessons learnt can be tested in Treviso and Torino in future activities.
Picture 1: from the bilateral meeting organized in Treviso on the 1st of June 2016
Picture 2 from the Workshop organized in Torino on the 4th of May 2016
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