Energy efficiency is vital for the Black Sea countries’ economies and BSERC has devoted significant part of its activity in this domain. Considerable experience and expertise have been gained in performing energy audits in industry and in building sector, assessing the EE potential at national and local levels, development of municipal energy balances and plans, training and dissemination of EU best practices.

Energy efficiency services (EES) gain increasing importance in the last years. BSERC has been supporting the development of EES market in Bulgaria through assistance to private EES providers for the development of marketing strategies and business plans, training, development of a code of conduct, and promotion of best practices.

At the legislative level the Centre has worked on the development of the Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan of Bulgaria. The Centre contributed considerably to the development of the Bulgarian Energy Efficiency Law as well. It has worked on the harmonization of the Bulgarian legislation with the Energy Services Directive and Energy Efficiency Directive (see CA-ESD and CA-EED projects).



Quality certification frameworks for Energy Efficiency services to scale up responsible investment in the building sector (QualitEE)


The overall objective of the QualitEE project is to scale up responsible investment in energy efficiency services in the building sector, increase the trust of clients and financial institutions i ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Horizon 2020
  • Timeframe:
    1 June 2017 - 31 May 2020
  • Budget:
    1,6 mln. euro
  • Contractors:
    e7, Austria (Coordinator); EFIEES, Belgium; EEVS Insight, UK; Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia; ASEW, Germany; CRES, Greece; EKODOMA, Latvia; ECB, Slovakia; CREARA, Spain; SEVEn, Czech Republic; Factor4, Belgium; BSERC, Bulgaria
   


EU coordinated methods and procedures based on real cases for the effective implementation of policies and measures supporting energy efficiency in the industry (EU-MERCI)


The main objective of EU-MERCI is to grow the energy efficiency in the European industry, by exploiting and expanding the opportunity offered by the Efficiency Obligation Schemes and/or Alte ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Horizon 2020
  • Timeframe:
    1 February 2016 - 31 January 2018
  • Budget:
  • Contractors:
    RSE Spa, Italy (Coordinator); JIN, The Netherlands; CRES, Greece; KAPE, Poland; AEA, Austria; FIRE, Italy; Carbon Trust, UK; BSERC, Bulgaria; APE, Slovenia; SPES GEIE, Italy and EU; ENERO, Romania
   


Forward-looking socio-economic research on energy efficiency in EU countries (HERON)


HERON aimеd at facilitating policymakers of multi-level governance in EU, to develop and monitor energy efficiency (EE) policies in building and transport sectors, through forward-looking s ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Horizon 2020
  • Timeframe:
    1 May 2015 - 30 November 2017
  • Budget:
    958 750 EUR
  • Contractors:
    University of Athens - KEPA, Greece (Coordinator); University Bocconi, Italy; BSERC, Bulgaria; Oxford Brookes University, UK; University of Antwerpen, Belgium; Wuppertal Institute, Germany; University of Belgrade - FMG, Serbia; Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre, Estonia
   


Energy Performance Contracting Plus (EPC+)


Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is generally looked upon favourably, but its implementation can be complicated and lengthy. The reason lies mainly in the procurement law provisions and ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Horizon 2020
  • Timeframe:
    March 2015 - February 2018
  • Budget:
  • Contractors:
    CRES, Greece (Coordinator); Arbeitsgemeinschaft ASEW c/o VKU, Germany; Factor4, Belgium; GEA, Austria; E7, Austria; TEA, Ireland; ESCAN, Spain; ISR, Portugal; ESCOITALIA, Italy; SEVEn, Czech Republic; JSI, Slovenia; HELESCO, Greece; BSERC, Bulgaria
   


Refurbishment of the Public Building Stock Towards nZEB (RePublic_ZEB)


The overal objective of the RePublic_ZEB project was to help public authorities to reduce energy consumption in their buildings to nearly zero in line with Art. 9 of the EPBD. Thu ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    1 March 2014 - 31 October 2016
  • Budget:
    1 638 795 EUR
  • Contractors:
    CTI (Coordinator, Italy), POLITO (Italy), BSERC (Bulgaria), BRE (UK), IREC (Spain), CRES (Greece), LNEG (Portugal), URBAN-INCERC (Romania), MACEF (Macedonia), ZRMK (Slovenia), EIHP (Croatia), BME (Hungary)
   


Concerted Action for the Energy Efficiency Directive (CA-EED)


The second Concerted Action for the Energy Efficiency Directive (CA EED) was launched by the IEE to provide a structured framework for the exchange of information between the 27 Member States plus ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    June 2011 – June 2016
  • Budget:
  • Contractors:
   


Increasing Transparency of Energy Services Markets (Transparense)


Transparense project aimed at supporting the development of a trustworthy Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) market in Europe by creating European and national Codes of ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    1 April 2013 - 30 September 2015
  • Budget:
    2 099 670 EUR
  • Contractors:
    SEVEn, Czech Republic (Coordinator); EEVS, The United Kingdom; Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia; BEA, Germany; IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden; Factor4, Belgium; e7, Austria; BSERC, Bulgaria; DTTN, Italy; LEI, Lithuania; ECN, The Netherlands; KAPE, Poland; Institute of Systems and Robotics - University of Coimbra, Portugal; Energy Centre Bratislava, Slovak Republic; ESCAN, Spain; REACM, Greece; GDI, Hungary; Ekodoma, Latvia; ECNet, Denmark; Norwegian Energy Efficiency, Norway
   


Measure and Share Data with Utilities for the Covenant of Mayors (Meshartility)


MESHARTILITY had two main objectives:

  • To explore challenges and barriers relevant to data issues related to the development of SEAPs by local authorities (LAs);
  • To propose ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    18 April 2012 - 17 April 2015
  • Budget:
    2 300 367 EUR
  • Contractors:
    Euro Vertice, Spain (Coordinator); ENEL Distribution, Italy; ICLEI European Secretariat GmbH, Germany; Energiaextremadura, Spain; KSSENA, Slovenia; EKODOMA, Latvia; Polish Network Energie Cites, Poland; Energy Agency of Bucharest, Romania; Tartu Regional Energy Agency, Estonia; Stratagem Ltd., Cyprus; Cyprus Energy Agency, Cyprus; DOOR, Croatia; Local Councils' Association, Malta; Associazione Borghi Autentici d'Italia, Italy; Sogesca Ltd., Italy; BSERC, Bulgaria; DUNEA, Croatia
   


Energy Saving Outdoor Lighting (ESOLi)


The project ESOLi aimed to raise the awareness regarding intelligent street lighting and accelerate the use of the technologies across Europe. Project partners assessed energy sav ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    April 2010 – April 2013
  • Budget:
    2 112 996 EUR
  • Contractors:
    Berliner Energieagentur GmbH (BEA), Germany (Coordinator); Black Sea Energy Research Centre (BSERC), Bulgaria; Ekodoma, Latvia; European Lamp Companies Federation (ELC), Belgium; ELTODO., Czech Republic; Gruppo Impresa Finance Srl (GIF), Italia; City of Gothenburg (GOT), Sweden; Javna razsvetljava (JR), Slovenia; The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE), Poland; Luminext, The Netherlands; Agency for Road and Transport, City of Oslo, Norway, Spanish Society of Electrical Constructions (SECE), Spain; Selc Ireland Limited (SELC), Ireland; SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Center, Czech Republic; SITO Oy, Finland; Building and Civil Engineering Institute ZRMK, Slovenia
   


Collaborative Actions for Triggering Investments in Sustainable Energy Actions Using Structural and Cohesion Funds (SF-Energy Invest)


SF-Energy Invest project aimed at the increasing of the share of Structural and Cohesion Funds (SCF) money that is spent on sustainable energy within the final phase of the programming period 2007 ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    30 June 2010 - 31 December 2012
  • Budget:
    1 141 195 EUR
  • Contractors:
    NL Agency, The Netherlands (Coordinator); WIP Renewable Energies, Germany; Berliner Energie-agentur GmbH, Germany; Austrian Energy Agency, Austria; Enviros, Czech Republic; CECODHAS, Belgium; BSERC, Bulgaria; ADENE, Portugal; Archimedes Foundation, Estonia; European Renewable Energy Council, Belgium
   


Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive (CA-ESD)


The Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive was launched by Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) to provide a structured framework for the exchange of information between the 27 Member State ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    June 2008 – June 2011
  • Budget:
    3 085 464 €
  • Contractors:
    Austrian Energy Agency, Austria; Flemish Energy Agency, Belgium; Energy Efficiency Agency, Bulgaria; Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Cyprus; Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship, Croatia; CR-State Energy Inspection, Czech Republic; Danish Energy Agency, Denmark; Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia; Motiva Oy, Finland; ADEME, France; BMWi-Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany; CRES, Greece; Hungarian Energy Centre, Hungary; Sustainable Energy Division, Dept. of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Ireland; ENEA, Italy; Construction, Energy and Housing State Agency, Latvia; Energy Agency, Lithuania; Ministère de l'Economie et du Commerce extérieur, Luxembourg; Malta Resources Authority, Malta; SenterNovem, The Netherlands (leader); Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE), Poland; Directorate General for Energy and Geology of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, Portugal; Romanian Agency for Energy Conservation, Romania; Ministry of Economy, Slovakia; Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia; IDEA-National Energy Agency, Spain; Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden; Energy Saving Trust, UK. BSERC, Bulgaria – sub-contractor