The QualitEE project has worked with experts, engaged with stakeholders via discussion platforms, and carried out testing pilot projects to refine the guidelines of European quality assessment criteria for energy efficiency services, as well as national adaptations in 11 European countries including Belgium.
These guidelines define technical, economic, communicational, and other criteria, which allow comprehensive evaluation of the quality of energy efficiency services. They form the basis for quality assurance schemes and represent a major step towards European standardisation.
They are supported by a set of financial assessment criteria, which streamline the assessment of quality for investors, and a procurement handbook that outlines how to apply the criteria in procurement procedures, as well as best practices for procurement of energy efficiency services.
To test the quality criteria and assurance procedures, the QualitEE project has engaged with 28 pilot projects in 11 European countries that span a diverse range of energy efficiency services. The projects represent 33 million Euros of investment, 34 GWh of annual primary savings and over 9,000 tons of annual CO2 emissions savings.
This provides an impressive database of the variety of projects being conducted throughout Europe that can inspire stakeholders on the opportunities available.
Click to read pilot project reports that cover key project facts, technical aspects and feedback to the application of quality criteria.
In 11 European countries the QualitEE project has engaged with stakeholders to research and develop the opportunity for national quality assurance schemes based on the quality criteria developed within the project.
Each country has documented the process in national business case reports, which offer key insight into the various approaches that can be taken, and in some cases provide a roadmap to the implementation of operational schemes that can increase trust, quality and uptake of energy efficiency services.
Click here to read the national business case report for Belgium.