Partners

Ambiente Italia - Project’s Coordinator

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Ambiente Italia is a well-known company in research and consulting. We operate in the fields of environmental analysis, planning and design; we conduct training courses and also manage communication campaigns.

Public Administrations often consult Ambiente Italia for defining their policies. Ambiente Italia is also a leading partner in many European networks. That's why in the 20 years since its foundation, Ambiente Italia has completed more than 1,100 assignments for a number of local administrations, EU institutions, Italian Public Administrations and Agencies, research institutes, Italian and worldwide Universities, as well as for many private businesses.

Ambiente Italia is accredited as an expert European center for urban and environmental policies and has been approved as ESCO from the Italian Energy Authority. We are partners with the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign and the Global Footprint Network. We are the first Italian company accredited as a “Footprint Expert”.
Ambiente Italia provides advice and technical support for:

Ambiente Italia is certified UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 (quality management system) and UNI EN ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management system) for the design and provision of research, analysis, planning and consulting on environment and landscape

web: http://www.ambienteitalia.it/

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  • Chiara Wolter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
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Agència d'Energia de Barcelona

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The Barcelona Local Energy Agency Consortium was organised on 14th May 2002. It is formed by the various Administrations that are directly involved in energy and environmental management, and its purpose is to promote Barcelona as an exemplary city in the handling of energy matters and their repercussion on the environment.

Accordingly, the Agency works to endow the city with optimum standards of use and management of local energy resources through consensus and participation, and to promote a rational sustainable energy demand that is marked by its quality. All this should enable Barcelona to comply with the environmental and energy commitments undertaken in the local sphere (as established in the Energy Plan and the Agenda 21) as well as in the international area (derived from the Johannesburg, Kyoto, Aalborg and Rio de Janeiro summits).

In addition to this, the Agency forms a reference in energy matters for the institutions that make up the Consortium and it co-participates in its own right (or as a representative, in the case of the Barcelona City Council) in both European and domestic projects. The work that is being carried out by the Agency is aimed to improve the city’s environmental quality and sustainable development by promoting energy savings, energy efficiency and the use and knowledge of renewable energies, and by optimising the quality of the services connected with this sector.

 

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Aiguasol

Founded in 1999, AIGUASOL provides engineering and research services, promoting innovative solutions to reduce the impact associated with energy consumption. Operating as a cooperative, with a horizontal work structure and participatory management, AIGUASOL pursues organizational transformation and focuses on social responsibility, innovation, training and quality. The services AIGUASOL provide focus exclusively in the field of energy systems: these services are studies, projects and research and development tasks with a high level of specialization and experience in urban planning, construction, industrial processes and power generation, with an approach that provides for energy planning, savings measures and energy efficiency, processes integration and renewable energy implementation.

In the lasts years AIGUASOL has become a reference in Spain for dynamic simulation of thermal systems, being the exclusive distributor of programs such as TRNSYS or TRNSFLOW and a TRANSOL developer, all of which are well known software in the scientific community.

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  • Dani Gonzalez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Apisolar

Created in 1998, the Portuguese Solar Industry Association, APISOLAR, was the first and, is still, the only national association promoting both the solar thermal and photovoltaic sectors in Portugal. APISOLAR is actively promoting the solar industry close to the relevant Portuguese policy-making bodies and accordingly co-operating to shaping market deployment policies. APISOLAR members range from manufacturers, to retailers and installers, therefore widely representing the solar sector and its interests. APISOLAR aims at increasingly assisting the business development of its members, nationally and internationally, namely through participation in fairs and conferences.

web: http://www.apisolar.pt

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  • Joana Freitas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Berlin Energy Agency

The Berliner Energieagentur is a modern energy service company located in Berlin. As part of our three business divisions Consulting, Contracting and International Know-how Transfer we develop and realize innovative projects that reduce high energy costs as well as CO2 emissions. While rooted in Berlin the BEA launches activities in regional, national and international markets.
On the initiative of the Berlin House of Representatives the Berliner Energieagentur was founded in 1992 especially due to looming effects of the climate change and a decreasing access to fossil natural resources. Therefore, facing today’s environmental challenges the BEA aims at contributing to a more efficient use of energy.

The federal state of Berlin, the Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG, the GASAG Berliner Gaswerke Aktiengesellschaft and the KfW Bankengruppe hold and equal share of 25% of the BEA. As a public-private-partnership the BEA fulfils a public mandate – nevertheless, all means and methods of doing business are committed to the premise of efficiency. Converging economics and ecology is our daily mission.

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EC BREC Institute for Renewable Energy Ltd

The Institute for Renewable Energy (EC BREC IEO) Ltd. was founded in 2001 by a team of experts of the former EC Renewable Energy Center (EC BREC/IBMER). The core of the team consists of people who at the turn of the XXI century elaborated key legislative and strategic documents for the renewable energy sector in Poland i.e.: the Strategy for RES Development, the Implementation Programme for Green Electricity, and the Draft of the Renewable Energy Act.

The Institute’s mission is to generate and use the up-to-date scientific and technical knowledge in the area of RES utilisation in order to:

  • Support the economically viable wind, solar, biogas and biofuels investments
  • Develop theoretical solutions and practical application as well as promote local dispersed RES generation
  • Introduce to the market innovative products (technical solutions, software, statistical and market development reports) as well as services in the area of renewable energy sources

EC BREC IEO performs think-tank services for public administration in the area of evaluation of RES impact on the economy or the environment. Numerous market study reports have been performed: for the Polish Government (Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Environment), Polish Parliament, European Commission (6/7 FP, IEE, INTERREG) as well as foreign institutions and foundations (Word Future Council, Heinrich Boll Foundation, embassies etc.).

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  • Maria Kaminska, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ezavod

E-zavod is a non-profit development organization, based in Ptuj, Slovenia. The scope of E-zavod activities is focused on supporting the sustainable development with implementation of projects from the fields of ecology, energetics, economy, e-business and with help of European funds utilization. E-zavod contributes to successful implementation of national strategies, therefore the efforts are oriented to European integration and realization of quality projects, supported with funds or policies from European Union.

E-zavod also performs different reviews and quality checks for the Operational plans and Strategies of Slovenian ministries linked to the implementation of EU programs.  E-zavod employs 8 experts with high education with the rich experience in project management, environment and business. E-zavod is also linked with the main European consultants for project preparation and lobbying structures, that ensures high success rate of submitting EU funded projects.

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Lisboa E-nova

Lisboa e-Nova is Lisbon’s Municipal Energy-Environment Agency, a non-profit organization operating under private law, constituted by a pool of Associates that invest in Lisboa E-Nova’s activities.

Lisboa E-Nova’s role is to contribute to the sustainable development of the city of Lisbon through mainstreaming good practices in urban planning, construction and infra-structures, urban management and mobility, involving all the city's key actors, among political decision makers, major urban stakeholders and the citizens of Lisbon. The Agency is responsible for the development and monitoring of Lisbon’s Energy-Environment Strategy, a document that sets energy efficiency targets, among others, for the period from 2009 to 2013. Within this context Lisboa E-Nova coordinates several projects aimed at reducing the city’s energy consumption in the built environment, being also responsible for assuring Lisbon’s compliance with the Covenant of Mayors.

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  • Joana Fernandes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provincia di Benevento

The province of Benevento, internal area of the north-east of Campania, extends 2071 square kilometers, about 300 km of common boundary with 78 and just under 300,000 inhabitants.

The Province of Benevento, in Campania only in line with the guidelines of the Campania region and the strategic direction of the energy policies of the Region, has developed an Energy and Environmental Plan (PEA), focusing primarily on developing renewable energy. The Province of Benevento in 2008 has signed with the Campania Region and the University of Sannio, the program agreement for the development of a center of excellence for renewable energy in the Province of Benevento. In 2008 the Province has also signed with other Presidents of the Provinces of South Italy, an agreement on energy sustainable development in the territories. This agreement has created different projects that will be financed under the Inettergional Operational Programme 2007-2013 in renewable energy and energy saving.

web: http://www.provincia.benevento.it/

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  • Gianvito Bello, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Provincia di Pescara

Pescara Provincial Administration is an administrative sub-division between the Region and the State, having its own statute, power and functions, in accordance with the principles set forth in the Italian Constitution (art. 114). Road safety, vocational training, active labour policies, agriculture, protection of the land, scholastic buildings, territorial planning: these are the main competences of Pescara Provincial Administration.

According to the subsidiarity principle, the Province performs its functions also through activities that can be adequately carried out by the autonomous initiative of citizens and associations. The administration represents the local community (46 Municipalities over a 1225 km territory), and promotes its interests.

It has a highly qualified administrative and technical structure (310 full time, permanent staff) and also an excellent equipment and IT system.

Through the activities of the Department IV – Spatial Development, the Province of Pescara carries out its own role as institutional subject for Energy Saving Programmes and for dissemination and implementation activities aimed at developing the provincial territory.

The Province of Pescara carried out many dissemination activities on the use of RES and Energy Efficiency addressed to local authorities, private and public operators, enterprises, project managers, technicians, trade associations and schools; it organized 2 editions of “Energeticabruzzo” in the framework of the European week of environmental sustainability; it drew up, within local Agenda 21, a Report on the state of Environment and the Maps of sustainability and ecological footprint.

web: http://www.provincia.pescara.it/

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Steinbeis Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems

Solites is a Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems within the network of the Steinbeis Foundation. Solites investigates and develops solar and sustainable thermal energy systems focusing on innovative and new technologies for which either no state of the art is available or a need for adaptation exists. SFZ Solites' business activities comprise all project phases ranging from basic research over project development and practical realization of sustainable technologies to accompaniment of plant commissioning, evaluation and optimization.

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  • Thomas Pauschinger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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EC BREC Institute for Renewable Energy, Str. Mokotowska 4/6, Warsaw, phone: +48 22 825 46 52