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European branch associations supporting (Ex)Bess:

Confederation of the food and drink industries in the EU (CIAA)

The CIAA actively supports the (Ex)BESS project through its continued participation in the (Ex)BESS Project Advisory Group, which aims to ensure that the tools meet the requirements of industrial SMEs. CIAA also actively supports the dissemination of the tools amongst its members across the EU and provids important input to the development of the (Ex)BESS guidelines for policy making: www.ciaa.eu.
The European Food and Drink Industries endorses ?BESS? energy efficiency tools for SMEs in the food and drink sector.

European Association for Textile (Euratex)

Euratex actively supports the (Ex)BESS project through its continued participation in the (Ex)BESS Project Advisory Group, which aims to ensure that the tools meet the requirements of industrial SMEs.

European Association of Craft, and Small and Medium-Sized Enterpises (UEAPME)

UEAPME supports the dissemination of the tools amongst its members across the EU.

 

Related Programmes and Links:

There are numerous projects on energy efficiency and energy management on EU-level as well as on national level. In this section, links to projects that offer additional information and support to (Ex)BESS-users are given.

The following three IEE-projects have similarities with the (Ex)BESS project, either they deal with the same target group or the objectives are similar:

  • The Optipolygen project deals with polygeneration in the food and drink industry. It shows possibilities to save energy in the food and drink sector by operating polygeneration plants.
    http://www.optipolygen.org/
     
  • The EMS-Textile project aims to the promotion of energy management practices to the textile industry. Due to the common objective of energy management BESS and EMS-Textile co-operated for the development of some tools.
    http://www.ems-textile.net/
     
  • Within "E-Check in Craft SME" - a standardized, easy-to-use energy audit which is specifically tailored to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) active in the craft sector, has been developed
    http://www.energy-check.org/
     

The following projects are dealing with energy efficiency and environmental or energy management:

  • The Motor Challenge Programme is a European Commission voluntary programme (launched in February 2003) through which industrial companies are aided in improving the energy efficiency of their Motor Driven Systems
    http://energyefficiency.jrc.cec.eu.int/motorchallenge/
     
  • GreenLight is an on-going voluntary programme whereby private and public organizations commit towards the European Commission to reducing their lighting energy use.
    http://www.eu-greenlight.org/
     
  • EMAS Toolkit for small organizations offers a step-by-step guidance through the implementation of environmental management.
    http://www.inem.org/new_toolkit/
     
  • The main aim of the AUDIT II study was to establish long-term and continuous European level co-operation in the area of energy auditing.
    http://www.energyagency.at/(en)/projekte/audit.htm#eva-publ
     
  • ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy with the aim of saving money and protecting the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
    http://www.energystar.gov/
     

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