LEAP4SME: Energy audit policies to drive energy efficiency in SMEs

SMEs are the backbone of Europe’s economy and play a fundamental role in world economies. Their energy consumption, although relatively low at individual level, is high when considered collectively.

The unlocked energy savings that could be achieved in SMEs with existing best available technologies and practices is up to the 30% of their consumption.

Energy efficiency actions lead to energy savings that have a positive economic impact on the SMEs and a series of indirect benefits such as reduction of waste generation, water consumption, GHG emissions and an improvement of the working environment.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Identify main barriers for unlocking the potential of energy efficiency measures through energy audit recommendations.
  • Mobilise and inform private stakeholders of existing opportunities, facilitating discourse with policy makers.
  • Propose solutions for policy makers for energy efficiency schemes with energy and non-energy benefits.

For more information, please visit the LEAP4SME project website.

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Project Dates
ClientEuropean Commission; H2020 project
Project ManagerMag. Petra Lackner
DI Gabriele Brandl
Project TeamDI (FH) Nicole Hartl
Karin Hauer
Mag. DI Konstantin Kulterer
DI Stefan Reuter
Project PartnerItaly: ENEA – Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile
Portugal: ADENE – Agência para a energia
Austria: AEA – Österreichische Energieagentur, Austrian Energy Agency
Greece: CRES – Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving
Slowakia: SIEA – Slovenská inovačná a energetická agentúra
Croatia: EIHP – Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar
Malta: EWA – Energy and Water Agency
Poland: KAPE – Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii
United Kingdom: EST – Energy Saving Trust
Belgium: Revolve Media
Duration09/2020 – 08/2023