PROJECTS

Gateway to Energy Efficient Facilities Management

PROJECT TYPE

Pathfinder: Product development and feasibility study

LOCATION

Nordics - Malmö

START DATE
January 2017
LEAD PARTNER

City of Malmö

PROJECT MANAGER

Niklas Renfro: niklas.renfro@malmo.se

 

THEME

Decision Metrics and Finance (DMF)

PARTNERS
Fastighetsagare Sofielund association
EvalPart AB
and housing associations in Malmo

The aim of the Gateway to Energy Efficient Facilities Management (GEE-FM) pathfinder is to develop a new module(s) that offers private housing associations a means by which they can improve their energy efficiency and decrease overall energy consumption. The module is intended to allow housing associations to self-assess and evaluate themselves and their organisational capacity in order to identify areas with potential for improvement. Such knowledge will make it easier for housing associations to see their next steps towards energy efficiency and allow them to explore – and demand – energy efficient, low carbon solutions.

The GEE-FM module will – if proved successful – be integrated into the City of Malmo’s present web based decision support system “Energiporten” which currently provides energy efficiency advice and support to Malmo’s 900 housing associations.

Innovation potential 

By stimulating housing associations to take a greater interest in energy efficiency, GEE-FM is in effect creating a greater demand for energy efficient solutions. This in turn can provide an important impetus for further and accelerated innovations in the energy efficiency market. GEE-FM modules will encourage housing associations to recognise each and every step in the energy efficiency value chain and to strive for continuous improvements. We believe key processes and capabilities in energy efficiency are currently underdeveloped and can see significant opportunities for GEE-FM to open up new value propositions, services and collaborations.

Demand-side need 

In many buildings the energy efficiency potential can be up to 50%, representing a potential for huge savings in a domestic building’s financial and environmental cost. In many cases these potentials aren’t achieved because those in charge are unable to access the relevant information and knowledge that would allow them to identify areas where significant improvements can be made. Effective decision support is in great demand and represents an easy, cost-efficient pathway to changing current deficient and ultimately costly practices.

Potential Climate Impact 

The building sector accounts for 40% of all energy consumption across the EU’s 28 member states and is a key target for climate mitigation efforts. Up to 50% of the energy consumption of buildings can be saved through better management of facilities which can be  made possible through the provision of information and knowledge by modules such as GEE-FM. This would represent a mitigation potential of 60000 tonnes of CO2 in Malmö alone .

 
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