The common challenge of PRO-ENERGY is to improve energy efficiency of diverse public buildings (schools, museums, innovation centres etc). Participating territories face the common problems of old facilities, outdated/degradated building façades, materials and equipment (insulation, appliances, cooling/heating systems etc.), low energy consciousness and awareness, lack of skilled civil servants, leading to high energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
Combined with the fact that participating territories are dependent on energy imports, it is more than evident that there is room for improvements in energy consumption and more efficient use of energy. More importantly, the exemplary role of the public sector should be promoted by increasing energy savings in public buildings. With focus on behavioural energy efficiency, PRO-ENERGY aims to address all issues by developing and implementing joint strategies and action plans, increasing competences of public buildings owners and operators, developing and applying technologies and tools for reducing energy consumption in public buildings and promoting good practices& results generated by the project to other local/regional/national entities in the area.