Triple-A: Enhancing at an Early Stage the Investment Value Chain of Energy Efficiency Projects is an EU-funded research project under the Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to assist financial institutionsincrease their deployment of capital in energy efficiency, making investments more transparent.
To ensure efficient stakeholder participation, groups of critical stakeholders were brought together in the 8 Regional Training Workshops during the period November 2021 – February 2022. The workshops have been tailored to the outcomes of the Standardised Triple-A methodology. Training and know-how transfer, in general, were implemented in a reliable cooperation environment during the training workshops to identifyattractive energy efficiency projects in the targeted countries. They also facilitated a dynamic dialogue mechanism to share standard tools and instruments on a national/regional level when introducing energy efficiency investments. The full-day training workshops took place in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Spain, gathering more than 350 participants.
In collaboration with the H2020 INFINITECH project, Triple-A organised the “Risk Assessment Techniques for Modern Sustainable Investments”online workshop on the 5th of April 2022. The two successful European initiativesjoined forces to gather and promote knowledge regarding Risk Assessment Techniques for modern, sustainable andESGcompliant investments.
In the workshop, representatives of the Triple-A and the INFINITECH H2020 projects introduced the work carried out, presenting outcomes, results, and best practicesregarding risk assessment techniques and methods. Furthermore, high-level experts, business actors and Triple-A Advisory Board
members (Csaba de Csiky- EnerSave Capital
& Alice Corovessi-INZEB) ran a roundtable, sharing their knowledge and expertise apropos:
Energy Efficiency Financing Risk Mitigation Strategies: Challenges & Solutions
Policy Recommendations to boost Energy Efficiency Financing in the EU.
ESG Strategies & Decision-Making Optimisation through AI & Machine Learning
Machine Learning & AI for Risk Analytics: Opportunities & Risks
Role & Benefits of Blockchain technology in Risk Assessment
The 2nd SMAFIN National Roundtablein Greece was organised on the 14th of April 2022, focusing on how to support the implementation of smart financing for energy-efficient buildings in Greece. Triple-A coordinator, Dr Chara Karakosta (NTUA), represented Triple-A and participated as a panellist in the session “Taxonomy”, further promoting Triple-A Tools and results. Special focus was given to the Triple-A Assess Tool that assesses the EU Taxonomycompliance of the energy efficiency project ideas. Mr Kostas Pavlou (Piraeus Bank- Triple-A partner) also participated as a panellist in the same roundtable to analyse important aspects of the EU Taxonomy. Mr Yannis Konsolas (Piraeus Bank- Triple-A partner) participated in the session “Financing energy efficiency in residential buildings”, presenting “Financial tools for energy upgrading homes”.
This report conveys a cross-country comparison of Triple-A projects, all the lessons learnt of the process of identifying the Triple-A investments and a presentation of the robust financing programs or models
This report sets out a set of procedures and policy interventions in the form of a Synthesis paper for the Triple-A specified sectors, namely buildings, industry, transportation, District Energy Networks and outdoor lighting in the Triple-A case study countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain and The Netherlands).
This document presents the summary and key outcomes of the Triple-A project derived from the activities undertaken under the various Work Packages. The goal is to present in a complete but integrated way the outcomes of the project to increase impact, raise awareness, disseminate lessons learnt and inspire future activities.
This document details the summary and key-learnings of the webinars activity and is part of Triple-A Deliverable “Report on national stakeholders’ consultations”, which holds a full description of all actions taken to engage stakeholders throughout the project’s duration.
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