Best Practice : EPC at textile factory Seyntex

Factor4 implements an EPC contract at Seyntex, a production site of technical textiles. The industrial site comprises 5 buildings with net floor area 34,108m² comprising administration buildings, the actual textile production factory as well as logistics buildings. Factor4 started by conducting a complete review of the site in terms of energy and examined both the […]

New EUROSTAT Guidance Note provides oxygen to the public EPC market

EUROSTAT has clarified how to record energy performance contracts in public accounts. This is expected to boost the investment in (energy) renovation of public buildings (municipal building, schools, etc). Indeed, one of the key benefits for energetic renovation in public buildings through Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) used to be that the investment appeared on the […]

SME signs first Belgian EPC for relighting

The first EPC for relighting was signed by a Flemish SME in January 2017. The contract was developed specifically for SMEs under the project iSave, commissioned by the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship Agency (VLAIO). It includes several innovations to make EPC more accessible for SMEs. Thanks to an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) the SME receives […]

Factor4 introduces EPC relighting contract for SMEs

Experience of Factor4 revealed that once SME’s got to know the EPC concept, they were mostly open to cooperate in the pre-feasibility fase in order to receive an EPC offer. However, there’s no offer in EPC services that meets SME’s needs. SME’s prefer short, not too complex contracts, keeping control and freedom, and aren’t able […]

Energy efficiency as a business for SMEs in Europe

SMEs are rarely capable to offer comprehensive energy services and compete with large companies. A possible solution is the creation of SPINs, SME Partnerships offer innovative energy efficiency services. On the EPC+ website you can learn how to create a SPIN, and find the necessary tools. Energy efficiency is not just a challenge for the European […]

EPC+ project: energy services partnerships

The Energy Performance Contracting Plus (EPC+) project supports the creation of partnerships (clusters) of SMEs that offer innovative energy efficiency services (SPINs). Each SPIN provides standardized technology-specific energy services packages for Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) projects. The project activities also include the development of financial and technical toolboxes, SPIN cooperation model contracts and EPC model contracts.From our experience, this […]

Workshop on Energy Performance Contracts

The City of Antwerp, Alfaport-VOKA and the Port of Antwerp in collaboration with Factor4 will hold a free workshop on Energy Performance Contracts on the 8 th of December in the new Antwerp Port building. Making old and new buildings more energy efficient is a major component in federal, regional and local climate plans to help achieve […]

Bart Tommelein is counting on ESCOs

Flemish Minister of Energy Bart Tommelein is counting on ESCOs to reach the climate goals, and has high expectations of the ESCO-fund PMV (‘do and dare company’) is setting up to finance projects. Read more.