Energy efficiency and demand response in building retrofits

Energy Innovations & Demonstration Projects Lifecycle Costs & Economic Efficiency Energy Services & Business Models International Projects & Technical Assistance

Source: NOVICE

Project partner

  • International Energy Research Centre (IERC)
  • Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
  • KiWi Power
  • Hypertech
  • Solintel
  • Joule Assets Europe AB OY
  • Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions
  • Apleona

Project description

The EU research project NOVICE was aimed at operators of service buildings and pursued the approach of integrating demand response services into energy performance contracting projects. This was based on the expectation that the merger of DR and energy efficiency would increase the profitability of the projects.
NOVICE's main goal was to develop and demonstrate an innovative business model for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) that would provide energy savings to buildings and Demand Response (DR) services to the grid after renovating buildings or blocks of buildings.
NOVICE's ambition was to provide the mechanism for a significant share of the DR market to be used in the renovation of European tertiary buildings through ESCOs. The main specific objectives of NOVICE for the realisation of that ambition were:
  • Engage and train new actors and stakeholders (aggregators, ESCOs, technology providers, FMs, engineering consultants)
  • Address regulatory, market, technological and financial barriers for dual energy services in building renovation
  • Description of building energy renovation technologies that increase demand response flexibility and energy efficiency
  • Develop and proof an innovative business model and a new Energy Performance Contracting template integrating dual energy services

e7's mission in this project was to evaluate revenue opportunities through flexibility in different markets (Spain, Austria, Ireland) using simulated buildings. Primarily the secondary control market was analysed. The results were directly incorporated into the development of business models. In addition, measures for buildings that are suitable for the marketing of flexibility were developed.


Source: NOVICE