EPC+ final brochure

The Energy Performance Contracting Plus (EPC+) project will finish in March 2018. The project´s aim was to promote the implementation of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in Small to Medium-sized enterprises (SME) of the private sector; a sector which has not experienced significant success in this sort of contracting and financing schemes, unlike the public sector […]

Save the date – 27 February 2018

In veel gebouwen wordt nog energie verspild en laat het binnenklimaat te wensen over. Ook is er nog veel werk aan de winkel om duurzaamheids- en klimaatambities tegen 2030 te realiseren. Tal van bedrijven, zorginstellingen, lokale overheden en scholen zijn reeds aan de slag gegaan met het in kaart brengen van haalbare energiebesparingsmaatregelen in gebouwen […]

Best Practice : EPC at printing factory Van der Poorten

Van der Poorten printing supplies high quality and fast printing for every step of the process: advice, prepress, printing, finishing, shipping and delivery. Their buildings include an office building, a workshop and a warehouse and are located in Leuven. The reduction of the carbon footprint of the buildings takes place by means of an energy […]

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 […]