On June 18 and 19, SPEEDIER (acronym for SME Program for Energy Efficiency through Delivery and implementation of EneRgy Audits) has officially kicked off with a meeting at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork (Ireland). This project aims to address the barriers the Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) confront regarding the expertise & resources when undergoing energy audits and implementing recommended energy-saving measures.
The project will target groups of SMEs in 4 EU pilot regions (Spain, Ireland, Romania and Italy) and it will provide a self-financing outsourced energy management service to SMEs, by outsourcing the role of energy manager to SPEEDIER Experts. It will allow to access the expertise needed at the required time, leading to greater uptake of energy audits and implementation of energy efficiency measures.
The consortium that will work on this project is led by IERC and consists of 6 Research and Technology Centers (Limerick Institute of Technology, Fundación Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía, Parque Científico y Tecnológico Cartuja, Politécnico di Milano and Institut de Tecnología de la Construcción de Catalunya), 3 SMEs (TFC Research & Innovation Limited, Sustainable Innovations and Vertech Group), and 1 Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) (Agenția pentru Eficiență Energetică și Protecția Mediului).