Climate change requires manufacturing companies to change the way they do business, by re-thinking products and services. Resource efficiency will be a key to success, but an increased cooperation among different business functions is fundamental. IoT, i.e. Internet of things, will be an important enabler and will help companies undergo such challenging transformation. The presentation held at Ponti conference organised by IDM Süd Tirol illustrates some key points and the links with energy efficiency and energy management.
Energy efficiency is the main pillar of the action required to save us and our planet. It is not just an issue of policies, but also the need of a different approach towards the use of energy. It requires manufacturing companies to re-think their businesses, incorporating resource efficiency not only for their sites, but also over all the supply chain. More than that, it means products and services should be re-designed and lower their environmental and social footprint.
The presentation held at the Germany G7 meeting in Berlin about the Italian white certificate scheme. The ENSPOL project was also presented, as example of cooperation among countries and of a platform to allow an exchange of best practices, capable of supporting policy makers in creating new incentive schemes or improving the existing ones.
The presentation about ESCOs with a focus on industrial activities in Italy illustrated at the JRC workshop “Energy Services Market in the EU” held in Brussels. The topics discussed are the blurred definition of ESCO, the Italian situation on this respect, the UNI CEI 11352 certification, the main characteristics of the industrial sector, some survey data about the ESCOs market, and the link with support schemes and in particular with the white certificate scheme.
My presentation about the measurement of energy efficiency savings held in Bruxelles on June 10th at the conference “Applying common methods and principles for calculating the impact of energy efficiency obligations schemes or other policy measures under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive” organized by the EU JRC. Issues and opportunities are summarized, together with the Italian experience linked to the white certificate scheme.