EuroACE is a member or partner of several initiatives promoting energy efficiency at large.
The Coalition for Energy Savings
eceee – European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
GABC – Global Alliance for Buildings & Construction
The Coalition for Energy Savings strives to make energy efficiency and savings the first consideration of energy policies and the driving force towards a secure, sustainable and competitive European Union. Its membership unites businesses, professionals, local authorities, trade unions and civil society organisations in pursuit of this goal. The Coalition calls on the EU to commit itself to a 40% energy saving target by 2030, and to step up policies, measures and investments in order to stop energy waste and tap the considerable energy savings potentials. Since June 2017, Adrian JOYCE, Secretary General of EuroACE, is Chairman of the Coalition for Energy Savings.
eceee is Europe’s largest and oldest NGO dedicated to energy efficiency, which generates and provides evidence-based knowledge and analysis of policies, and facilitates cooperation and networking through Summer Studies, workshops, social media, website and newsletter. eceee members are private and public organisations. Adrian JOYCE, Secretary General of EuroACE, was Board Member of eceee for six years (2011-2017).
The GABC was launched at the Buildings Day of COP21 in December 2015, which EuroACE Secretary General Adrian JOYCE attended as a speaker. The GABC is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme and has been joined by 20 countries, and over 70 leaders from the construction sector (companies, national and international organisations). The objective of the GABC is to bring together all the relevant global players around a common ambition and ensure that they work together over time, in order to increase the share of green buildings. It will also enable the creation of a network of public authorities in charge of construction, to align regulations and financing towards low-carbon strategies.
EEIF – Energy Efficiency Industrial Forum
EEIF is a platform of European industries providing a full range of energy-efficient products and services. Members contribute to energy efficiency-related revenues of over € 150 billion annually to the EU GDP. EuroACE held the rotating Secretariat of the EEIF during the second half of 2016.
The BUILD UP initiative was established by the European Commission in 2009 to support EU Member States in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The web portal is intended to reap the benefits of Europe’s collective intelligence on energy reduction in buildings for all relevant audiences, by exchanging best working practices and knowledge. EuroACE is a partner of BUILD UP.