04 June 2018, Brussels 

Leveraging Behavioural Change for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings - Regione del Veneto Avenue de Tervuren, 67 1040 Brussels

The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE 2014-2020 “TOGETHER - Towards a Goal of Efficiency Through Energy Reduction” aims at encouraging the CENTRAL EUROPE Public Administrations to improve Energy Efficiency in their buildings also by involving users in energy management, and to change their atomistic vision into a holistic vision of the buildings as a whole of functions and relationships between physical space, technological devices and users’ needs-behaviour.
Are technological interventions the only possible tool for triggering energy efficiency? How can end-users’ behaviour be part of the energy efficiency strategy of the owners of a building?
This workshop tackles energy efficiency providing practical showcases related to the so called Demand Side Management, i.e. the modification of consumers’ demand for energy through various methods such as incentives and education.
The aim of the workshop, organized as an “Energy Day” within the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018, is to let the participants get in touch with the project OGETHER and what it is under implementation in its 8 partners' regions.
The event is organized in cooperation with the Veneto Region, Brussels Office

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To register to the event, you are kindly requested to send the registration form to by 29 May 2018.
There is a limited capacity of 55 seats that will be available until they last.

For more information, please write to:
Ms Patrycja Plonka
Ms Federica Giandolo
For information about the venue: 003227437010


GOAL: the economic situation is forcing public authorities to limit Energy Efficiency  investments in buildings and, as in Central Europe  there is a lack of uniformity in approaches and capacities to adopt Energy Efficiency solutions, our goal is to encourage Public Administrations  to improve Energy Efficicency in their buildings also by involving users in energy management.

METHODOLOGY: TOGETHER aims at changing the existing atomistic vision into a holistic vision of the buildings as a whole of functions and relationships between physical space, technological devices and users’ needs-behaviour. TOGETHER goes beyond isolated technical interventions by integrating them with financial/contracting and Demand Side Management tools such as the EPIC model (Energy Performance integrated Contract), which is based on technological devices and a behaviour-based component and a Building Alliance concept among buildings managers, owners and users.

APPROACH: the Project Partners aim at setting up a capacity building platform where the Partners share experiences, competences and knowledge at different levels and find tools and guidance, implementing a transnational horizontal approach. Different administrative levels, from the local to the national one, are present as Associated Partners: 22 local communities that observe/test practically the knowledge and tools, 3 Associations of Local Authorities, 2 Regions, 1 National Fund and 2 Ministries that receive the project Transnational Strategy. 


This Strategy aims at stimulating the political buy-in to Energy Efficiency integrated measures both on the supply and demand side when policy makers plan policies, programmes and investments in public buildings.

OUTPUTS: an Interdisciplinary Transnational Training Model; a Training of Trainers and 8 local Interdisciplinary Trainings, targeting about 150 owners/managers/decision makers; an Integrated Transnational Toolkit combining technical, financial and Demand Side Management tools; pilot actions involving 85 buildings audited and equipped with smart metering systems for a total of 8 pilot investments; a Transnational Strategy on how to increase Energy Efficiency in buildings through integrated tools, which is translated at partners’ level into a Policy Package that includes a Reinvestment Action Plan, aimed at triggering further investments.

BENEFICIARIES: 8 Partners and 30 Associated Partners will benefit directly from these outputs in different ways and Central Europe citizens will take advantage of savings generated by more skilled PAs able to secure funds and low cost measures for Energy Efficiency. TOGETHER offers a transnational capacity building platform, where partners with different levels of knowledge can strengthen their competences together, reducing their disparities, and promote actions on both the supply and demand side when planning Energy Efficiency in public buildings.


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TOgether library

The TOGETHER library is an open platform where you can find many interesting guidebooks, presentations, on-line tools and case studies that will help you improve the energy features of your building(s) and involve building managers and users in energy saving activities. The resources have been categorized into 4 main topics: technical, financial, DSM and other relevant aspects related to the overall topic of energy consumption optimisation.

In case you are interested in having your contents published, we invite you to write to the following addresses:


TOGETHER library

COmmunication tools

This section contains the communication tools developed within the project TOGETHER. The tools are available for free to everyone. They aim to instill proper behaviour in public buildings users. We invite you to use them to promote energy efficiency in as many contexts as possible. Let's communicate together energy efficiency!


This section contains the contents developed on occasion of the master Train-the-trainers, organized in Krakow in February 2017, and the ensuing material presented during the local trainings organized by each partner in its territory.  


This section contains the pilot actions developed by each project partner.

project partners

LP Province of Treviso - Italy

The Province of Treviso is a public body that operates at an intermediate level between the State and the Region in such fields as Buildings Estate and Public Tenders, Urban planning, Road System, Environment.  School buildings management and technical-administrative support to local entities for energy planning are among its main competences. 

PP2 Energy Agency Vysočiny - Czech Republic

the Energy Agency VysoČiny is a non profit organisation working in energy management, energy services and Waste management with a special focus on the Vysočina Region. the agency has great experience in consultancy in energy management, energy savings, monitoring of energy  Consumption and waste management both for private And public sectors.

PP3 University of Maribor - Slovenia

the University of Maribor is the second largest and oldest university in Slovenia. the Faculty of Energy Technology aims for excellence, comprehensiveness, interdisciplinary, a symbiotic Relationship between education and scientific research, internationalization & cooperation with the Local economy.

PP4 City of Zagreb - Croatia

Zagreb is the largest city in Croatia. The City Office for energy, environment Protection and sustainable development coordinates the City’s efforts in energy efficiency, sustainability, conservation and Renewable energy.

PP5 Association of Municipalities Polish Network  - Poland

The Association of Municipalities Polish Network "Energie Cités” (PNEC) is a non-governmental organisation which, since 1994, supports sustainable energy planning and Implementation at local level.

PP6 South Transdanubian Reg. Development Agency - Hungary

S.T.R.D.a. is one of the leading regional development agencies of Hungary, providing professional background for regional development in sectors like energy, environment, urban development. S.T.R.D.A. retired from the project after the 1st project period.

PP7 Municipality of 12th District of Budapest - Hungary

The Municipality of the 12th District of Budapest (Hegyvidek) is a local government responsible for the administration of the greenest district (‘Green Lung’) of Budapest. it  manages 65 public buildings, 1300 flats and other premises, introducing measures to reduce energy consumption.

PP8 Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency - Slovak Republic

the Slovak Innovation and energy Agency was established in 1999 as a professional allowance agency directed by the Ministry of Economy. It is the centre of competence for energy efficiency, energy innovations and renewable energies. The main area of its experience is energy (energy audits, monitoring, efficiency etc.). 

PP9 municipality of paks - hungary

paks is a hungarian municipality on the danube river, seat of the country's nuclear power plant and very keen on energy efficiency.  the Mayor of Paks signed the Accession Statement of the CoM on 14 February 2013, and commited to reducing CO2 emissions by 22% until 2020.

The Project in numbers




Million ERDF


Associated partners


Pilot buildings

together duration

Start Date

01 June 2016

End Date

31 May 2019