Extremadura: Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) model in large administrative buildings

Project information

Index: 1319R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location ESPAÑA CENTRO (E) Extremadura Start/End date of the practice
Start: January 2012

Topic of the practice

Building management, energy savings and efficiency in buildings, renewable energy investment - Green Buildings

Good Practice Information

An ESCO, or Energy Service Company, is a business that develops, installs, and arranges financing for projects designed to improve the energy efficiency and maintenance costs for facilities over a seven to twenty year time period. The ESCOs services are bundled into the project's cost and are repaid through the generated savings. The Regional Government of Extremadura, with the support of the
Extremadura Energy Agency, facilitates the management and financing of energy efficiency measures in large administrative buildings in this way. The Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Energy was the first administrative building that had an energy service contract in Extremadura.

Evidence of success

Reduction in energy consumption of the building: 41% (13.5% of the economic savings resulting from this reduction are given to the administration); Reduction in energy supplies cost: 12.09%; CO2/year of avoided emissions: 323.14 tons

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

José Antonio Fernández Roncero

Government of Extremadura


www.gobex.es (there is no specific website)

Annex completed on: 10-01-2014

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