“Blue Green Roof”

MR Energy Systems s.r.l., in partnership con Daku Italia s.r.l. Consorzio di Bonifica Veneto Orientale Dipartimento di Agronomia, Animali Alimenti, Risorse Naturali e Ambiente (DAFNAE) dell’Università di Padova e Protolab s.r.l., partecipa al progetto “Blue Green Roof” , che ha come obiettivo la realizzazione e lo sviluppo di coperture verdi dei tetti che, attraverso un innovativo sistema di irrigazione, permette di raccogliere, trattenere e riutilizzare l’acqua piovana per l’irrigazione.

Questo nuovo sistema di irrigazione consentirà di sfruttare al meglio l’acqua piovana, di ridurre la temperatura dell’edificio con conseguente diminuzione del fabbisogno energetico per il raffrescamento, di migliorare l’isolamento acustico e il trattenimento delle polveri. Inoltre, l’implementazione di una soluzione di digital-twin del sistema, consentirà la gestione remota, il monitoraggio e l’integrazione con i dati meteo.

L’inizio dei lavori ha visto  l’installazione dei  primi moduli sulla copertura della sede ATVO di San Donà di Piave e il completamento della copertura  è previsto per gennaio 2021.

Il progetto è finanziato dalla Regione Veneto con misura POR FESR 1.1.4. e si inserisce in un rilevante contesto di innovazione e sostenibilità ambientale.


The start of a new innovation network: “Venetian Green Building Cluster”

Press release

Venice, 25 September 2018

VENETIAN GREEN BUILDING CLUSTER IS BORN, THE INNOVATION NETWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

The new Regional Innovative Network brings together the Veneto operators in the building and construction supply chain to accelerate the green transformation of the entire sector; corporates, universities and trade associations in the Veneto region join forces to create a network dedicated to innovation in the field of sustainable construction. This is the mission of the Venetian Green Building Cluster which brings together operators in the building and construction supply chain, with the aim of accelerating the green transformation of the entire sector, supporting urban regeneration and sustainable building processes, promoting new business models connected to the development of smart cities, to Industry 4.0, to the transformation of the real estate market, to the limitation of land consumption.

For further info and to join the Network, wirte at chapter.venetofvg @ gbcitalia.org


Emissions Trading: reduced allocation of free allowances for new entrants

The European Commission adopted new measures to implement the judgment issued last April 2016 by the Court of Justice.

As reported in our previous  article, the judgment had invalidated the cross-sectoral correction factor (CSCF) used to allocate free allowances from 2013 to 2020 to stationary installations in the scope of EU-ETS, granting 10 months to the Commission to establish a new amount.

The recently approved Decision (linked at the bottom of this article), defines the new CSCF to be applied to all new allocations adopted after 1 March 2017: new entrants installations and increased capacity of existing ones will receive a reduced free allocation of about 5% compared to the current system.

As defined by the judgment, recalculations will not affect the allocations already approved, that will remain unchanged, except in case of variations in activity or capacity levels, as already defined by the current Regulation on monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.

As already provided in Directive 2009/29/EC, the allocation of free allowances for district heating and high-efficiency cogeneration is not subject to the CSCF.

In the short term this Decision is not expected to have a material impact on carbon market.

The new correction factor will not be applied to the allocations in the period 2021 – 2030, that will follow the stricter linear reduction factor currently discussed in the European Parliament.

 

Link to the full text of the Decision (EU) 2017/126: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2017.019.01.0093.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2017:019:TOC


New fees charged to EU-ETS operators

Italian Decree 25 July 2016 specified the new fees in charge of Italian stationary installations operators of and aircraft operators.

Some examples of the most common fees and upcoming deadlines:

  • Operator holding accounts: 180 € / year / account – first payment before 15 October 2016.
  • Allowances allocation and reporting: 250 € – first payment before 24 October 2016.
  • Approval / review of authorisation and monitoring plan: 250 € – payment before submitting the request.
  • Updates of authorisation and monitoring plan: 62 € – payment before submitting the request.

The typical Italian operator will be charged of about 500-1000 euro / year / plant, depending on the frequency of the compulsory updates.

For further information, operators can refer to the institutional pages of the National Emission Trading Committee (link) and the Italian Administrator of the Union Registry (link)

MR Energy supports operators to accomplish EU-ETS obligations. Contact us! 

Link to the full text of the Decree (link)


Lombardy Region approved the Call for energy efficiency improvement of SMEs

Following the provisions of Legislative Decree 102/2014 and the Ministerial Decree of 12 May 2015, Lombardy Region has approved the call “ Bando per l’efficientamento energetico delle PMI ” to support  SMEs, in the realization of energy audits or the adoption of the ISO 50001 management system in one or more of their operational headquarters located in Lombardy, up to a maximum of 10 sites.

Resources allocated by Lombardy account for EUR 2,271,132, 50% from the Region and 50% from the central State.

The contribution covers 50% of costs incurred by SMEs for:

  • The realization of energy audits carried out in compliance with Annex 2 of the Legislative Decree no. 102/2014. Compliance with the criteria set out in Schedule 2 is assessed according to the technical standards UNI CEI 16247 – 1-2-3-4. Energy audits must be obligatorily carried out by the entities listed in Article. 8, paragraph 1 of Legislative Decree 102/14, or energy service companies ESCOs, experts in energy management or energy auditor certified by bodies accredited in accordance with Article 8, paragraph 2 of Legislative Decree no. 102/14.
  • The implementation of the energy management system compliant with ISO 50001, proven by a certificate of conformity issued by the third body, independent and accredited in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 of the European Parliament and the European Council of 9 July 2008, or signatory of the international mutual recognition agreements. The implementation of the energy management system should cover the entire operational headquarters and cannot be restricted to a single production line, or to a single sector of the same site.

The maximum contribution is:

  •  € 5,000 for each energy audit;
  •  € 10,000 for each adoption of the ISO 50001 management system.

Beneficiaries

The call is open to small and medium enterprises with the following requirements, by the date of application:

  • legal and operational sites for which the contribution is requested, placed in Lombardy
  • properly constituted and registered in the RI from at least 2 years from the 30/10/2015
  • in case of service enterprises, they have been established as companies
  • eligible for the de minimis regime.

Time and procedure of application

Starting from September 28, 2016, SMEs may apply for regional contributions, by the Information System “SIAGE”, upon registration of the enterprise reference person.

The allocation of the contribution will be in accordance with the chronological order of the lodging of applications.

How MR Energy Systems can help SMEs

MR Energy Systems is an accredited ESCO, with resources certified UNI CEI 11339 and with proven experience in the field of:

For more information see the new to the following address: https://goo.gl/wJYRfH and contact us to info@mrenergy.it.


Emissions Trading: free allowances to 2020 shall be re-determined

On 28th April 2016 the EU Court of Justice declared invalid the maximum annual amount of free allowances for greenhouse gas emissions determined by the Commission for the period 2013-2020.

The judgment is a consequence of the legal actions that a number of companies included in the scope of ETS brought before the courts in Italy, the Netherlands and Austria against the National Authorities entrusted with the allocation of GHG allowances. The subject of dispute was the calculation method applied to define the maximum annual amount of allowances.

As a consequence, the Cross Sectoral Correction Factor (CSCF) applied to preliminary allocations with Decision 2013/448/EU is not valid and shall be re-calculated on the basis of new data to be provided by the Member States; the maximum annual amount of allowances could be higher or lower than that thus far determined by the Commission.

The Commission is granted 10 months to establish a new amount, whereas the previous allocations of allowances cannot be called into question.

The full text of the judgment is available on the CURIA website http://curia.europa.eu/juris/celex.jsf?celex=62014CJ0191&lang1=it&type=TXT&ancre=


Treviso Chamber of Commerce promotes the technological innovation of SMEs

The Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture of Treviso has recently published the “Call for grants to SMEs for innovative investments” in order to increase the efficiency and flexibility of production of companies operating in the Treviso area.

Among the eligible investments there are energy efficiency measures such as:

  • installation of machinery, plant and equipment in the production process;
  • adoption of hardware, software and digital technologies closely related to the production of goods and business services.

Applications must be submitted from 11 to 22 April 2016, exclusively by telematic mode.

The maximum contribution for each company will be equal to 40% of the eligible expenses (net of VAT and other taxes and fees) up to a maximum of € 15,000.00.

If the applicant company, by the date of publication of the Call, has got the “Rating of Legality”, contribution will be equal to 50% of eligible expenditure, up to a maximum of € 18,000.00.

Application for eligible expenses less than € 6,000.00 will be not considered.

The contribution will be determined on the full amount of the eligible costs, excluding VAT, incurred by the company, starting from the following day of the date of submission up to 17/02/2017.

For more information click here.


2015 Energy saving communication by March 31 2016

In compliance with art. 7 paragraph 8 of D.Lgs. 102/2014, companies that implement an energy management system ISO 5000, large companies and companies with high energy intensity that have fulfilled their obligation to carry out an Energy Audit by December 5th 2015, shall report to ENEA by March 31st 2016 the energy savings achieved in 2015.

As clarified by the Ministry of Economic Development in May 2015 “The obligation lies with the companies, and is referred to all of their production sites, including those excluded from obligation of energy audit due to the clustering process. The savings to be reported are those aroused both from efficiency improvements in the production cycle and from any other changes, even behavioral, in the management of the production cycle itself. The savings should be reported […] only if greater than 1% of the previous year’s consumption.”