Market Instruments

This set of Position Papers describes further measures and good practices aimed at maximising the positive impact of the EPBD.  These include measures to promote the EPBD, achieve good market visibility with energy certification, and skills enhancement initiatives for construction professionals and trades.  Aspects of good practice implementation of energy certification as a market instrument are highlighted.  All EU Member States have adopted strategies for mobilising investment in deep energy efficient renovation of buildings, which is a major priority and challenge.  An associated major impetus at EU and Member State level in mobilising investment finance and campaigns to support the upscaling of deep energy efficient renovation in particular.

 No. Position Paper Indicative elements
1 Energy Performance Certification systems – development, organisation, functionality, market presence and influence
  • Mandatory application
  • Formats and content of certificates and accompanying advisory reports
  • Criteria for certifiers – Codes of Practice
  • Market visibility and confidence – including views of financiers
  • Costs of certification
  • Databases/ registers of certificates
  • Best practice examples
  • Central administration and registration systems for EPCs – design and specification, functionality, procurement of software development, operation, financing model
  • Indications of impact and influence on property values
  • Strategic added value from central on-line databases
2 Energy efficiency renovation strategies
  • Key steps and elements
  • Leadership, vision and stakeholder engagement
  • Building stock and market profiling
  • Key barriers and questions
  • Technical and economic appraisal
  • Prioritisation of actions – by sector and technology
  • Regulatory measures
  • Financial initiatives – de-risking and confidence building measures
  • New products and skills
  • Policy support programmes
  • Key programmes
  • Good practice national/ regional examples
3 Financial/ market instruments and promotional, information and awareness campaigns
  • Range of policy/ market instruments
  • Graduated incentives for performance (link to Energy Performance Certification)
  • Scale of central EU funding
  • Financial sources (wholesale) and channels (banks, local authorities etc.)
  • Grants, tax breaks, loan conditions etc.
  • Role of ESCOs and Energy Performance Contracting
  • Incentives for energy efficient products
  • Demonstration projects/ Case examples
  • ‘Smart Finance for Smart Buildings’ initiatives – de-risking investment in energy renovation
  • Promotional, information and awareness campaigns – target groups, engagement, activity levels, examples of media and messaging, confidence building

To show the compliance towards ECBC in buildings, several tools are being developed in consultation with BEE. The tools developed are Demo project template and notification guide under this category. The demo project template is the document which will summarize all the information regarding the demo project. It will showcase the different approaches considered while designing the building for the optimisation of the overall building energy consumption and for each option the life cycle cost is calculated. This will be adopted by all states for the demonstration of the ECBC building. The notification guide is the document which is prepared with the experience of different stakeholders involved in notification process. This gives a common approach to any state on “how to notify ECBC in the state”? This will act as the common guide book for all. Apart from this, BEE is developing a tool “EMIS (Energy monitoring information system)” which will assess whether the building is ECBC compliant or not, based on the inputs provided, through inbuilt simulation tools and it will monitor the energy performance of the building post occupancy as well.

Scope of work for demonstration projects

  • Technical assistance for techno-economic assessments, technical design, development of financing strategies.
  • Consultations with the State authorities involved, workshops and studies as well as identification / monitoring of demonstration projects might require frequent travel to the selected States also by the Experts.
  • Assisting the SDA with identification of potential ECBC & Retrofitting Projects.
  • Support the development of State-specific Action Plans / Roadmaps, including the preparation and implementation for demonstration projects.

For the methodology applied, please click here.

List of identified demonstration projects

States Name of project Built up area (m2) Status of project
Maharashtra Project A Project B Commitment of 100 buildings to be ECBC compliant 8500 4500 Under design Under design
Madhya Pradesh Project A Project B Project C Project D 5500 9000 10283 11766 Existing building Under design Under design Under design
Odisha Project A Project B 4616 2508 Existing building Under design and tender will come out in March 2018
Bihar Project A 4200 New building


Demonstration Projects

MEDA, Maharastra Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre, Bhubaneshwar

Data Reporting Mechanism

No. Topic Short Description
  Tools for reporting and monitoring of the ECBC demo projects A demo project template is the useful tool for internal monitoring and reporting of the ECBC demo project. Also, EMIS tool will be helpful for the owners and assessors to report and monitor their project’s performance by simulating the building in real time and comparing it with other similar buildings in the same climatic zone and similar nature of operations.

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