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Energy Efficiency Project Start

How to start an Energy Efficiency project?

Energy Efficiency Project Start


We used to say that while asking a question to experts, you would receive as many answers as experts you ask your question to. No reason to be different in Energy Efficiency. Thus, Energy Efficiency engineers would legitimately give different answers depending on their own expertise (metering, automation, thermal, electricity and so on) and on the firm/product line they belong to.

My personal answer based on field experience is the following: You should start your Energy Efficiency project certainly not with an offer! Neither an audit, nor a metering systems’ installation. You should start it with questions and a genuine ability to listen to your client’s answers. Finally, this is basically a regular sales approach sometimes some engineers tend to negligate a little bit too much.


Will your Government support your Energy Efficiency solutions?

flags-of-the-eu-member-countriesPushed by European Union regulation (such as EED, 2012/27/EU), Member States have to achieve some Energy Efficiency targets and requirements (followed through NEEAPs). Whatever the Member State you want to sell your Energy Efficiency solutions into, you may want to be supported through some facilitating regulations, incentives or subsidies.

To ensure your lobbying action to be impactful and get it ready, get through the 13following questions:

  1. Needless to say that unemployment is a key issue for EU Member StatesDoes your Energy Efficiency solution create non-relocatable jobs? Is it a labour-intensive solutions?