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EECC – European Enterprises Climate Cup

The Climate Cup

The European Enterprises Climate Cup (EECC) is an EU-funded project aiming to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in their goal to be front-runners in energy efficiency management. By participating in a Europe-wide competition, they are provided with cost-free energy advice and good-practice sharing. In addition, their engagement for climate protection in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will become visible all over Europe.

Be a part of the European Enterprises Climate Cup (EECC) – A European competition on energy saving for small and medium sized enterprises!

The European Enterprises Climate Cup (EECC) was launched on the 1st of March 2015 and ended on the 31th of May 2016. Small and medium sized enterprises with a separate office space and up to 250 employees in 10 European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta and Spain) are encouraged to enter into the competition on a national as well as on a European level. Over the following 15 months, participating companies will be supported to implement energy saving measures in their offices and motivating their employees to undertake energy efficient behavior.

The interactive Energy Savings Account (iESA)

To participate, enterprises are required to register for an “interactive Energy Savings Account” (iESA)  by accessing their National Climate Cup web page . iESA is a web based energy management system for office buildings and private households. The iESA stores and registers the data inserted and provides an effective means of administering and controlling energy consumption, cost and CO2 emission.

To get the most out of this competition, it is important that enterprises keep their iESA up to date, which means just 10 minutes every month. Throughout the competition, participants are advised and supported to implement measures aimed at reducing their energy consumption. These could be simple tasks such as motivating their employees to turn off the lights when leaving the office, or larger, more structural changes to the office building’s technical equipment or its envelope. Participants regularly receive energy advice and tips on how to reduce energy consumption.

The idea behind the Climate Cup

Climate change is not just a governmental challenge for individual countries. European targets of 20 % CO2 and energy reduction and enhanced use of renewable energy until 2020 need to be reached by Europe as a whole, by governments as well as by citizens and companies.

Over the last decades, European companies have been a source of innovation in the field of sustainable ecological and economical management being an important driver for sustainable development and responsibility on global markets. In times of economic crisis, with tight financial and natural resources and political unbalances threatening the energy supply in Europe, especially small and medium sized companies as the predominant business form in Europe have to be aware of energy efficient management in order to stay competitive on a global market.

You can find more Information on the website of the EECC.