The project aims to deliver two main outputs .
- The PrioritEE toolbox that will be used by local administrations to manage and monitor energy consumption, to assess the cost-effectiveness of a predefined set of EE and RES measures and alternatives, and to prioritize investments.
- Common strategies in the MED area to develop energy consumption management plans for municipal public buildings (MPBs).
To this end, local and regional public authorities and professional institutions will work in strict synergy on three main pillars: Capacity building, Development of decision-making support tools, Communication and knowledge transfer.
In particular, they will identify a comprehensive set of decision-making support tools, good practices and strategies which will converge in the PrioritEE toolbox, define and prepare 5 pilot activities in each region involved in the project, test the toolbox in these regions and finally gather and review the experience from each one.
The main benefits that arise from PrioritEE for the local/regional partners involved is their increased capacity to implement energy efficiency measures in public buildings, to manage and monitor their energy consumption as well as to support the implementation of local action plans to reduce energy consumption of MPBs. This will be achieved through a balanced set of cost-effective technical measures and “soft-measures” aimed at motivating behavioural change and a sense of ownership of the local energy system by different target groups and employees.
Their involvement to the various tasks will be continuous and fundamental. Project findings will be widely disseminated so the common strategies devised in the MED area could be replicated in other regions.