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European Oscar of sustainable Energy 2013
Monday, 24 June 2013


Use Efficiency project nominated for the Sustainable Energy Europe & ManagEnergy Award.

From a total of 224 projects submitted for the 2013 competition, Use Efficiency was announced as amongst 25 shortlisted projects selected this year by a high level Jury in the headquarters of the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) in Brussels.The projects in each category were selected on the basis of the provided scores from the five members of the Jury for each of five assessment criteria.The Awards Ceremony will be hosted by EU Commissioner for Energy, Günther H. Oettinger. The gala will take place in Brussels on the evening of June 24, 2013 at the Viage Theatre, 30 Galerie Anspach. It will be the official launching event of the European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2013.We received many congratulations for the nomination of our project, whose work was disseminated across a network of European universities.It is the wide geographical spread and climatic coverage of the consortium that allowed crossover of methodologies on a professional and technological level. “Eventually we found - when identifying the main tools of energy efficiency, namely skilled technologies per climatic area, use of automation, conscious behaviors – that they all require aimed training, on the user’s as well on the professional’s side” says the project coordinator professor Angelo Spena. “Quality of life can also be improved by the heritage of past rules for the inner environment management, but to do this we must contribute, at home like at workplace, literally, by our hands. This is the message resulting from the exploitation of the first three years of Use Efficiency, and I hope – concludes professor Spena - that its diffusion will promote the awareness of urgent actions needed in Europe in favor of both employment, especially of young people, and technological innovation. Also for this I’m grateful to all the Partners and people that contributed to our success. For people by people was the slogan indeed that I launched during the kick-off meeting!”.The project activities were specifically conceived to be replicable and transferable across Europe. “The project was so much successful that it creates the conditions to start its real impact beyond the end of the funds” explains assistant coordinator Daniela Melandri. “ It has started its real EU dimension now.”