Energy Footprint management for SMEs
About SMEnergy – Website
Over the last decade, attitudes towards the environment have changed; governments, businesses and consumers have all generally accepted the responsibility of taking environmental concerns into their own hands and playing their part to help save the planet’s precious resources. This responsibility is often driven not only by climate change legislation, but also by pressure from customers and stakeholders to be environmentally conscious.
SMEs (small and medium enterprises) are widely acknowledged as a difficult target for energy policy. This is in part due to their diversity: they operate in every sector, in all property types, and vary from one person operations with no business premises, to manufacturers with up to 250 employees. According to the SPEEDIER (SME Program for Energy Efficiency through Delivery and Implementation of EneRgy Audits) as of end of November 2019, energy efficiency is considered a low priority for SMEs in comparison to other factors related to running a business. In that context, SMEnergy will develop a toolkit of 4 project deliverables (including an Energy Footprint Management Methodology, a Self Rate Tool and a Training Course) so as to enable SME owners and personnel to educate themselves on Energy Footprint management, by utilising digital modern tools and technology, to guide them through the Energy Footprint management process, enhancing
their resource utilisation and cost effectiveness and finally to give them access to a comprehensive and modular, self-paced Training Course.
SMEnergy By Numbers
Approximately 70 target groups representatives will directly benefit from testing the implementation of the SMEnergy S-R Tool,Training Course and Online Platform. Eight Representatives of the target groups will test on business the Energy Footprint management methodology. The transnational nature of the project will ensure that the SMEnergy project is promoted and adapted in 4 European countries. The SMEnergy project will be supported by five Associated Partners.
Our role in the project
SIGMA will be the Project Management leader ensuring the effective management & coordination of the project and that all the activities will be implemented on time & within the available budget. SIGMA will also be responsible for the continuous management & coordination of the project progress. SIGMA will be the leader of the Project Result 2 – Energy Footprint management Self-Rating Tool – an interactive, user-friendly, self-rating tool aimed at representatives and experts working in SMEs and micro-enterprises to help them recognise their Energy Footprint status and the areas they may need greater focus on to improve it.