Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential, Buildings, Buildings>Existing buildings
Agency:Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy
Legal References:Cabinet Resolution nº 2/2011, 12 January
Evaluation:The policy is still at the early implementation stage but has already achieved excellent acceptance both from ESCOs and the public sector, including municipalities. A group of buildings and equipment has been identified which is perfectly suited to this contracting model; all the necessary documentation is currently under development in order to initiate the tendering procedures.

The Energy Efficiency Programme in Public Administration (ECO.AP), aims to achieve a 20% improvement in energy efficiency in public services and bodies of Public Administration by 2020, given the current values. ECO.AP is an evolving program that translates into a set of energy efficiency measures for implementation into services, agencies and public equipments aiming to change behaviours and promote the rational management of energy services, notably by hiring Energy Services Companies (ESE). This Resolution also aims to show the Government recommendation on the mandatory disclosure of energy bills by Public Administration, approved by Resolution of the Assembly of the Republic Nº. 114/2010, 29 October, as well as creating a White Certificates scheme for the Public sector.

Related policies:Specifications for procedures under energy performance contracts , Call 05-FEE-Energy Certification in State-2012 , Qualification System of Energy Services Companies (SQESE)

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