Category Energy efficiency

“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.


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.


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.”


Come and meet us at Smart Energy Expo

MR Energy Systems will take part in the Smart Energy Expo, 2014 edition (Verona fair – Italy)

On October 8th, Marco Zanetto will present an Industrial case study from Small Medium Enterprises on energy efficiency in Italy.

The EURAC workshop ‘Voluntary tools in the implementation of the European low carbon strategy in Italy: the Covenant of Mayors and other instruments for public – private partnerships at local level‘, will be held next Wednesday in the ‘Smart City & Communities’, from 10:00 to 15:00.


EED transposed into Italian Regulation

Directive 2012/27/EU was transposed into Italian Decree 102/2014.

Here follow a short review of the main news.

Renovation of public bodies’ buildings will be applied to minimum 3% of the whole area (about 400.000 m2 / year). With a public investment of 355 million euros in the period 2014-2020. The local authorities contribute to achieving the objective.

Purchasing by public bodies will follow the National Green Public Procurement Plan and other National regulations on high energy-efficiency performance of products, services and buildings.

Energy efficiency obligation schemes was set up, confirming the White Certificates as the main system to achieve  cumulative end-use energy savings target by 31 December 2020.

Large Enterprises and energy-intensive enterprises shall carry out energy audits or implement an energy management system. Public funding will be available for SME to voluntary carry out energy audits or implement an EMS.

Energy Performance Contracts are promoted and minimum items to be included are provided.

New buildings and renovation of existing buildings satisfying high energy efficiency standards can benefit from volume bonuses and derogations to urban standards.

The National Fund for Energy Efficiency was established for: a) energy efficiency in public buildings; b) the development of district heating and cooling; c) energy efficiency services and public infrastructure; d) energy efficiency of residential buildings and social housing; e) energy efficiency in the industrial sector.

With this Decree Italy finally gets in line with EED, and provides an allocation of 800 million euros from 2014 to 2020 for energy efficiency.


Energy Response at Construction21Expo!

The 14th and 15th of May 2014, do come and visit our Energy Response booth at the virtual fair ‘Construction Expo 21’, at the ‘North Sea’ pavillon.

The Energy Response team is waiting for you… or your avatar, for a virtual coffee and a real chat!

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Innovation in construction sector

Given the importance of this subject, we report here entirely an article published by World Green Building Council as a report of the meeting chaired by WGBC at the European Commission in November 2013. Hope you find it interesting.

What does ‘Innovation’ mean for the construction sector?

Nov 07, 2013

The title of this article was the question posed in the opening plenary of the European Commission’s recent ‘Innovation in Construction’ conference, chaired by the Europe Regional Network.

Opening Plenary of Innovation in Construction Conference

However, this conference wasn’t about dream projects and fanciful concept stage products as the name might suggest to some. It was very much about the hard reality that has stared the sector in the face for a number of years: we need to innovate to ensure the heart of our industry can come off life support and start beating strongly once again.

Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General of DG Enterprise and Industry noted at the outset of the conference that “there is significant pressure for the construction sector to adapt and evolve in the face of high energy prices, environmental concerns and increased competition from non-EU operators”. Indeed, this year’s ‘World Green Building Trends’ report demonstrated that European enterprises are very much in a global green building race, with green building activity on the rise around the world.

Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General of DG Enterprise and Industry speaking at Innovation in Construction

The buzzword of the day was ‘competitiveness’. Pleasingly, the concept of long-term economic competitiveness is becoming increasingly synonymous with that of sustainability in EU construction dialogue. This mainstreaming of sustainability in the wider dialogue about competitiveness was consolidated last year by the Commission’s ‘Strategy for the sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector and it’s enterprises’.

The Strategy is a long-term policy vision for the sector released by DG Enterprise and Industry in summer 2012 that is currently being taken forward by a high level strategic forum and a number of thematic groups. This work sits alongside work by DG Environment on EU sustainable building policy, which the Network has recently responded to in its Sustainable Buildings Paper, setting out a vision for market transformation.

What is clearly agreed across the Commission is that innovating to lead on sustainability will be key to our sector’s long-term competitiveness, at home as well as in an increasingly global market. How we create an EU policy framework that will help transform the market towards sustainability is the big question now.

Another common theme from the day that emerged strongly alongside ‘competitiveness’ was ‘collaboration’, which reflects the key message in our recent report ‘A New Era in Building Partnerships’. The central importance of cross-sector collaboration in achieving more innovative, sustainable and valuable outcomes is a core principle at the heart of Green Building Councils and their whole value-chain member communities. Interestingly, one of the proposals put forwards at the conference was that supply chain collaboration ought to be more explicitly promoted by EU policy.

In conclusion, the conference evidenced a growing belief that innovative short-term thinking is not really true innovation at all, and that partnership is the new leadership when doing business.

The author James Drinkwater is Senior Policy Advisor to WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network

James Drinkwater speaking at Innovation in Construction

Stefan van Uffelen, Dutch GBC speaking at Innovation in Construction

Antonio Paparella, European Commission speaking at Innovation in Construction

Audience at Innovation in Construction

– See more at: http://www.worldgbc.org/regions/europe/ern-blogs/general/what-does-innovation-mean-construction-sector/#sthash.woLspsmf.dpuf


MR Energy Systems @ Greenbuild Expo 2013 – Philadelphia

MR Energy Systems is exibiting at GreenBuild Expo 2013, the most important Expo on Green Building worldwide, gathering venue for the international LEED community.

MR Energy Systems brings @ Greenbuild its experience in consulting engineering for sustainbale buildings including:

  • LEED – GBC Italia – consulting services
  • Energy Dynamic Symulations
  • Energy monitoring systems, Building Automation Systems, Energy Response Platform
  • Sustainbale materials consulting: LCA, Carbon Footprinting, EPD
  • Strategic consulting, policy analisys & development

Come and meet us together with the other Italian companies at the ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency booth # 1011 .
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us: info@mrenergy.it