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    Production and transport of energy

    We create concepts for reconstruction and development of energy production and transport.

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    Energy concepts and feasibility studies

    We process energy concept and feasibility studies with regard to the maximum benefit of the customer so that the outputs are technically and economically feasible.

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    Financing of energy efficiency projects

    We help customers with drawing from the EU structural funds, national grants or funding from savings projects.

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    Alternative energy sources

    We help to realize projects using alternative energy sources - renewable and secondary energy sources.

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    Energy audits and inspections

    We create energy audits of smaller buildings and higher technology units and perform inspections of energy systems.

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    Energy services and EPC

    An important area that we deal with are energy services with guaranteed savings (Energy Performance Contracting - EPC).

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    Energy Consulting and Information Centre

    We offer free energy consultations for individuals and organizations (so called EKIS centre funded by Ministry of Industry and Trade).

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    Efficient driving and alternative fuels

    We are promoting efficient driving, dealing with the reduction of fuel consumption and alternative fuels in transport.

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    Information and education

    We create publications for the public and professionals, organize seminars and conferences and contribute to raise awareness of energy savings.

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    Reducing energy consumption of buildings

    We are dealing with the energy efficiency of buildings and participate in the creation of new legislation.

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    Energy labels and ecodesign

    We are engaged in energy efficiency appliances, energy labels, ecodesign and green procurement.

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    Lighting

    We are looking for energy savings in households lighting, commercial lighting and street lighting systems.

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    Energy performance certificates of buildings

    We create energy performance certificates of buildings.

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    International cooperation

    We work on international projects dealing with energy savings. We work within the EU and also other countries.

Come On Labels – Energy labelling of household appliances

Come On Labels – Energy labelling of household appliances

Since 2011, new energy labels based on the amended European legislation have been used for some categories of home appliance products sold in electrical appliances shops. Therefore, in 2010, SEVEn, as a coordinator, launched an international project involving partners from some 13 European countries, which aimed to promote good systematization of energy labelling – from advertising to consumers through the exchange of information about the tests of products to checks of correct labelling in shops. SEVEn cooperates on the local and international level with government agencies responsible for the monitoring of labelling, manufacturers and retailers of electrical appliances, consumer organizations, media representatives and energy suppliers. The outcomes of the projects can be found at www.come-on-labels.eu.

Atlete – Appliance Testing for Energy Label Evaluation

Atlete – Appliance Testing for Energy Label Evaluation

Energy labelling of household electrical appliances represents one of the basic tools consumers can use when making decisions on the purchase of new products. The information on the label is derived from laboratory energy consumption tests. The tests are conducted in compliance with strict requirements set forth by specific technical standards. The European Athlete project randomly chose 80 best-selling models of refrigerators, freezers and their combinations in Europe. These 80 models were tested in 2010 and 2011, and the information stated on the label was matched against the data provided by the producers. In the case of approximately 21% of the products, higher energy consumption than declared was identified, and in the case of 57% of products there was a disproportion between the information stated on the energy label. Any concrete discrepancies were then discussed with the state inspection bodies and individual producers, and fully published in the media and on the project’s websites.

PremiumLight – qualitative aspects of energy-saving light sources

PremiumLight – qualitative aspects of energy-saving light sources

The general public is aware of the gradual phase-out of ordinary light bulbs from the market in the CR and elsewhere in the EU. Unlike ordinary light bulbs, other more energy efficient light sources, such as fluorescent tubes and compact LED bulbs, have different quality parameters – from lifespan and colour to the number of switching cycles. The PremiumLight project focuses on the quality control of light sources that declare the highest quality criteria on their packaging. Part of the project is to test the quality of certain light sources, including models available on the market in the CR, as well as to educate the general public about the options for selecting high-quality light sources, which not only meet the requirements on energy saving, but also on high-quality interior lighting.

ESOLI – Energy Saving Outdoor Lighting

ESOLI – Energy Saving Outdoor Lighting

The goal of the ESOLi (Energy Saving Outdoor Lighting) project is to increase awareness of adaptive outdoor lighting and intelligent management. Another aim is to increase the implementation speed of the best available technologies in Europe. The overall goal of ESOLi is to support the wider use of intelligent outdoor lighting systems and remove barriers that hinder the widespread application of the technology on the market. The project partners plan to utilize energy savings by various means, they intend to assist in coordinating the initiative to promote large-scale purchasing and accelerating the drafting of legislation and standards. They will also process a list of customer requirements. The ESOLi consortium comprises 16 partners from 14 European countries. These include outdoor public lifting operators, energy agencies, self-governing municipalities, industry representatives and consultancy companies.

Buy Smart – Green procurement

Buy Smart – Green procurement

The Buy Smart project providesconsultancy services and information materials pertaining to green procurement (environmentally friendly procurement) for over two and a half years. The main strategic goal of the project was to increase the ratio of energy efficient procurement in the public and private sectors. This has also had an impact on the market in terms of the greater support for the development and use of energy efficient products and services. The project intends to be of help both to private companies and public contracting authorities. The project offers consultancy services and tools for procuring product groups: household appliances, lighting, office equipment, vehicles, construction and green electricity. The project promoted five green procurement pilot projects which will also serve as good examples for future implementations.

Euro TopTen MAX – the most energy-efficient products

Euro TopTen MAX – the most energy-efficient products

Electricity consumption in households is growing due to the increasing use of electrical appliances, even if these new appliances are often more efficient than the ones they replace. However, in many categories of appliances, energy class A no longer represents the best of what is available in shops. Therefore, in 2006 the European Euro TopTen project was formed. Its aim and main activity was to create and regularly update a non-commercial database of specific products that meet the most stringent standards for energy and water consumption. This database, regularly updated, is available on the website www.uspornespotrebice.cz and is promoted through information and educational materials, articles and publications. The project will be active in the Czech Republic until at least 2014. www.uspornespotrebice.cz

Yearly Appliance Energy Costs Indication - YAECI

Yearly Appliance Energy Costs Indication - YAECI

The energy label and, above all, the inclusion of a specific appliance into a certain energy class is an important guide for many customers when choosing a particular electrical appliance. However, a number of customers cannot “translate” the data on the energy label of energy consumption in kilowatt-hours into real operational costs. Therefore, the principle of the project is to publish information in the shops concerning the operating costs in Czech crowns. Providing operating costs for energy expressed in financial terms may be a better illustration for customers, motivating them to select more energy-efficient models of appliances, which during their lifetime will bring lower operating costs. The project’s task is to involve a specific retailer of appliances. At first, the programme was initiated in the Netherlands, where hundreds of outlets participate in it. www.energie-a-penize.cz