Partners

3E

3E is een onafhankelijke onderneming die consultancy diensten en softwareproducten levert. Het biedt oplossingen om de prestaties van hernieuwbare energiesystemen te verhogen, het energieverbruik en de interactie met het elektriciteitsnet en de markt te optimaliseren. Wij bieden deskundige diensten over de hele levenscyclus van het project om projectontwikkelaars, activabeheerders, investeerders en beleidsmakers te ondersteunen. SynaptiQ, de monitoringsoftware van 3E, faciliteert het onderhoud, het dagelijks beheer en de rapportage van portfolio’s van activa in hernieuwbare energie.

Onze kernactiviteiten:

  • Zonne-energie: PV & thermische energie
  • Windenergie: on- & offshore
  • Duurzame gebouwen en sites
  • Energie-infrastructuren en markten

Dankzij onze positie tussen onderzoek en markt, integreren wij de laatste innovaties samen met onderzoekcentra en vertalen de industrienoden, om onze klanten hoogwaardige expertise en praktische oplossingen te bieden.

3E werkt met een internationaal team vanuit haar hoofdkwartier in Brussel en heeft kantoren in Londen, Parijs, Toulouse, Istanbul, Delhi en Kaapstad. Het bedrijf heeft meer dan 15 jaar ervaring in meer dan 40 landen en is een betrouwbare partij voor de grote kredietverstrekkers en kapitaalverschaffers in de wereldwijde markt voor hernieuwbare energie.

Website:   www.3E.eu
Contact:
    Antoon Soete, antoon.soete@3E.eu   

 

Factor4

Factor4 is een ESCo (‘energy service company’) en EPC-facilitator (‘energy performance contracting’) gespecialiseerd in het realiseren van comfort, energie-efficiëntie en hernieuwbare energieprojecten in bestaande niet-residentiële gebouwen, industriële gebouwen en appartementsgebouwen.
De dienstverlening van Factor4 omvat energie en comfortaudits, kosten-batenanalyses, het identificeren en uitvoeren van energiebesparende maatregelen, het uitwerken van financiële oplossingen en het faciliteren van EPC-projecten.

Voor de private sector en voor appartementsgebouwen treedt Factor4 op als ESCo met het organiseren van prestatiegebonden energie en comfortverbeteringsprojecten. Deze dienstverlening houdt ook derde partijfinanciering in en wordt uitgevoerd door middel van de door Factor4 ontwikkeld Plus+ benadering en de Comfortmeter, in samenwerking met een netwerk van preferente partners.

Factor4 is een pionier in deze markt met verschillende gerealiseerde EPC projecten in onder meer kleine en middelgrote ondernemingen.

In de markt van publieke gebouwen treedt Factor4 op als EPC facilitator met het uitwerken en begeleiden van EPC-projecten voor lokale, regionale en landelijke overheden. Een groeiend aantal publieke klanten maakt gebruik van het EPC-contract dat door Factor4 werd ontwikkeld. Dit contract legt de prestatiedoelstellingen voor energiebesparingen, voor comfort, onderhoud en derde partijfinanciering op een heldere wijze vast.

Om haar positie als leidende en innovatieve ESCO en EPC facilitator in België en Europa te bestendigen, participeert Factor4 sinds 2009 in verschillende internationale onderzoek- en ontwikkelingsprojecten, waaronder de door de EU gefinancierde projecten ChangeBest, EESI, EESE 2020, EPC+ en Quantum en in de Task XVI werkgroep voor EPC van het Internationaal Energieagentschap.

Factor4 is medeoprichter en coördinator van het Energy Efficiency Network Europe, een netwerk van ESCOs en consultantbedrijven die samen innovatieve oplossingen ontwikkelen en gezamenlijke opdrachten uitvoeren.

Verschillende experten van Factor4 zijn gecertificeerd door de  Efficiency Valuation Organisation als IPMVP Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.

Website:

www.factor4.be

Contact:

Erik van Agtmaal, erik.van.agtmaal@factor4.eu

Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples

The “Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples” is a non- profit association representing some 1,700 European local authorities in 26 countries. The city network was founded in 1990 with the mission to elaborate and implement local climate protection measures especially in the fields of energy and mobility and to cooperate with indigenous peoples to protect the tropical rainforests. Members commit to reduce greenhouse gases by 10% ever 5 years and halving of per capita emissions by 2030 (baseline 1990). Climate Alliance runs the Covenant of Mayors Office’s. It carries out the methodological work, capacity building, guidelines, and monitoring. Since 2008, the Brussels office was established, and focuses i.a. on the European policy side, European supporting schemes for cities and liaising with other relevant stakeholders (NGOs, academics, other city networks, etc.). Since 2012 a Working Group on Financing has been established and gathers around innovative financing mechanisms. Since 2015, Climate Alliance coordinates CITYnvest, a Horizon2020 project on innovative financing models for energy efficiency in buildings.

Website:

www.climatealliance.org

Contact:

Nina Stiehr, n.stiehr[at]climatealliance.org

The City of Antwerp

The City of Antwerp makes part of the densely populated North-Western European area. It is the second-largest city in Belgium (after Brussels) and the largest city in the Flanders region. The city of Antwerp has a population of 516 009 (1 January 2015) with the wider metropolitan area having a population of 1.2 million. The citizens represent more than 160 nationalities. Antwerp is an important economical hub. Its three thriving economic engines are its port, the chemical industry and the diamond sector. The port of Antwerp is home to the second largest petrochemical site in the world – after Houston, Texas. The port is the third largest in Europe (after Rotterdam and Hamburg). The city center is home to the largest diamond trade center in the world. The mission of the department for urban development is to promote the sustainable development of the city. In its climate plan (2011) the city of Antwerp spells out the ambition to reduce CO2-emission with 20% by 2020 compared to 2005 and to become fully carbon neutral by 2050. For its own operation, the municipality aims at a reduction of the CO2 emission by 50% by 2020, compared to 2005. Based upon the most recent emission inventory, Antwerp is well on track in achieving its goals. This summer, the city of Antwerp will publish an updated plan, which looks both at mitigation and adaptation.

Website:

www.antwerpen.be/nl/home

Contact:

Johan De Herdt , johan.deherdt(at)stad.antwerpen(dot)be

 

The City of Ghent

Ghent is the third-largest city in Belgium with a population of approximately 250.000 inhabitants. Ghent is a lively city with a vibrant cultural life and an impressive historic city center with a large pedestrian area. The city has a large sea port that moved away from the historic center during last century. Next to the old industry new industry grew and focus was put on knowledge. Ghent has the largest Belgian university and is frontrunner regarding bio based energy. Major challenges are the retrofitting of old city districts that used to be linked to industry, sustainable economic growth with an added value for the community, the need of re-linking these areas to knowledge regarding climate and energy-solutions, fuel poverty in these deprived districts, and the daily travel and transport of people and goods to and from the city center. Ghent signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2009 and was the first city in Flanders to make a climate action plan. Now Ghent designed a new, enhanced strategic climate action plan for the whole city (SEAP) with objectively substantiated scenarios and stakeholder involvement. Ghent aims at more than -20% in 2020 and climate neutrality in 2050.

Website:

klimaat.stad.gent

Contact:

Emmie Osselaere, emmie.osselaere@stad.gent

The Province of Vlaams-Brabant

The province of Vlaams-Brabant is a sub-regional government that links the 65 municipalities of the area and the Flemish and federal governments. The democratically elected provincial council implements and develops economic, social and cultural policy, coordinates actions of local actors and funds projects of regional importance. The province contributes to a healthy and sustainable environment in Vlaams Brabant. Related activity fields include environmental and climate policy development and implementation. , nature and environmental education and support for local biodiversity, nature conservation, environmental and climate initiatives. Vlaams-Brabant is a territorial coordinator of the Covenant of Mayors and aims to become a climate neutral province.

Website:

www.vlaamsbrabant.be/en/index.jsp

Contact:

Geert Saye, Geert.Saye@vlaamsbrabant.be

Tractebel

Tractebel is a global engineering consultancy company with more than 100 years of expertise in energy and infrastructure projects. Tractebel’s services cover the whole lifecycle of these projects, from feasibility studies to decommissioning. Our unique solutions bring added value to clients in public as well as private markets all over the globe. Headquartered in Brussels (Belgium), and with offices in 33 countries and projects in over 140, Tractebel Engineering undeniably is a top-level partner for every single of its clients. Tractebel employs around 4,400 people. Tractebel is a business unit of ENGIE Energy Services, the European leader in multi-technical energy related services and one of the key business lines of ENGIE. Our clients fully benefit from the many synergies we share with the wide array of ENGIE Group companies.

Website:

www.tractebel-engie.com

Contact:

Birgit Fremault, Birgit.fremault@tractebel.engie.com

The Province of West-Vlaanderen

The Province of West-Vlaanderen aims to reduce CO2-emission by increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on its territory. Hence, following the European guidelines and objectives for a climate neutral territory. To obtain this aim, the Province is developing a Provincial climate plan. As Covenant coordinator the Province of West-Vlaanderen supports its municipalities and cities in obtaining their climate objectives in the framework of the “Covenant of Mayors”. The Province wants to engage local and regional actors to participate in executing the actions defined in the climate plan. A special effort is made to find alternative ways of financing the diverse actions defined in the climate plan.

Website:

www.west-vlaanderen.be/Paginas/default.aspx

Contact:

Nathalie Erbout, Nathalie.Erbout@west-vlaanderen.be