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empirica Guidelines to Member States on sub-metering of...


empirica recommendations to Member States on the EED, entitled "Specific guidance for sub-metering of thermal energy in multi-unit buildings (implementation of Articles 9-11 of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency)", are now available on

Evaluation methodology featured in 'Energy Policy' Journal


SMARTSPACES is featured in the high profile journal Energy Policy. Energy Policy is an international peer-reviewed journal addressing the policy implications of energy supply and use from their economic, social, planning and environmental aspects.

SMARTSPACES papers presented at the ECEEE


Following the successful completion of the EU project SMARTSPACES, project partners presented different aspects of the project as part of the summer study of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE).

SMARTSPACES “Project to Watch” by the United Nations


SMARTSPACES has been named a “Project to Watch” as an innovative energy reduction project by the United Nations’ Big Data Climate Challenge. The Big Data Climate Challenge, hosted by UN Global Pulse and the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team, aims to unearth data-driven climate...

SMARTSPACES Project Final Report Published


As the recently published final report on the SMARTSPACES project shows, financial pay-off is achieved by most stakeholders during the first 3 years and by almost all stakeholders after ten year across seven eleven sites in seven countries. The socio-economic net benefit for the SMARTSPACES project...

Guide to replicate Smart Energy Efficiency Services


In cooperation with several other European projects, SMARTSPACES developed one ‘Guide for Replication‘. The ‘Guide‘ presents how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be utilised to improve energy efficiency (EE) in non-residential and residential buildings.

Cradle to Cradle as an economic principle for Venlo


Antoin Scholten, mayor of the Venlo City, received a frontrunner award for the Venlo region.

After service implementation: energy savings more than three...


After implementing energy saving measures at the pilot site in Lleida, the gas consumption has been already reduced by 50% and by 30% in the electricity consumption.


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