EPC Light Project For Saving Energy and Money In 12 High Schools


Catalan Institute for Energy - ICAEN (Spain)

  • Department of Education of Catalonia
  • Metropolitan area around Barcelona city (Spain)
  • 2014
  • 4 Years, 0 months.
  • Education
  • Energy Management
  • 25.000 €
  • Energy service agreements (EPC, ESC)
  • 4.000 m2 < X < 8.000 m2

  • Energy Management
    The following measures were implemented in order to acvhiev the guaranteed savings: 1. Energy diagnosis 2. Monitoring of consumptions 3. Analysis of Energy Supply Contract of each center 4. Optimization of star-ups of heating system 5. Follow up and management of energy consumptions 6. Training and awareness of users 7. Deployment of Best Practices
    • 4.000 m2 < X < 8.000 m2
    • 1971-2001
    • averege 7.000m2
    • average 3
    • Schools
    • Boilers . central heating
    • Concrete lean structure, no thermal insulation, refabricated construction elements without insulation (parapet walls), a lot of heat bridges, flat roofs, large glass surfaces with poor energy efficiency (simple double gazing)
    • electric energy, and mainly natural gas
  • Total Investment: 25.000 €
    % of own resources: 0
    % funded: 100
  • Energy service agreements (EPC, ESC)

    • Project development
    • Lower emissions
    • Improvements to public budget
    • Improved quality (# of people affected)

    First year achieved results are the following savings: Electricity use: 7,0 % Natural Gas Consumption: 12,4 % Fuel oil: 25,3 % Water consumption: 12,1 % Total savings achieved first year (2015): 59.255€, which is 13,3% of base line. Total CO2 avoided (year 2016): 120,08 Tons

  • ICAEN assisted on the approaching of this project and all tendering process

  • The M&V protocol are being used in order to demonstrate savings.

  • ICAEN has a department dedicated to promote EPC through Catalan public buldinds The EPC light model is a particular case for EPC were investments are close to zero, but never are zero, as manpower already represents an investment. EPC Light is an energy service including: 1. Energy monitoring for: Electricity, gas, water Outdoor and indoor Air temperatures 2. Establish Best Practices on the use and operation for each building ( Summer & Winter) 3. Optimize the Utility services on energy purchase 4. Small investments in control strategies (timers, valves,…) 5. Conduct trainings to the energy managers, users, stakeholders, middle and other managers. 6. Follow up and supervision. The project was implemented under an ICAEN\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s initiative which has stated an Energy Plan for reducing costs in public adminstration of the Catalan Government. The idea was taken from the European strategy of EESI2020 an IEE program for the development of EPC prpojects in public buildings.

  • One of the first EPC light projects in Europe and first in Spain

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