In industrial and service sectors, energy efficiency investments are often not implemented due to a combination of factors and barriers faced by the actor involved. Even for enterprises that are subject to mandatory audits, the recommendations are often not implemented due to those factors and barriers.
The IMPAWATT project is identifying and addressing these barriers. For this purpose the project aims at creating a staff training and capacity building platform to enhance corporate policy towards energy efficiency, energy culture and sustainable supply-chain initiatives.
Different actors in a company as well as external energy consultants will be targeted as users of the platform which will be developed as an online portal with a smart search engine for different resources/content/tools for capacity building and staff training material tailored to companies. The platform targets in priority the energy manager of the company but also external energy consultants it will provide useful material. The resources will be available in several formats as for example webinars, factsheets, white label presentations, calculation tools, staff training games and an energy efficiency measures database. The platform will also allow companies to exchange energy efficiency related experiences and to benchmark their energy efficiency. Finally, the platform will also give access to the energy monitoring portal www.enerspot.com where companies can enter and follow their main energy consumption and effects of energy efficiency measures.
The Impawatt platform as well as the energy monitoring platform Energy Savings Account will be implemented in 6 European countries also taking into account the multi-lingual situation in the different countries. The Impawatt platform will be run as independent national web portals by the six partner organization forming the consortium of the project:
The project is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme and started in June 2018. The platform will be launched in September 2019. The project will end in 2020.
The Impawatt platform will be tested in 6 countries, materials in 4 languages will be provided. In total 245 companies will test the platform including user surveys and assessment of energy efficiency improvements and shifts towards more green company policies and culture due to the platform usage.