Change Best Newsletter 5

Dear Readers,

Climate change, ever rising energy prices and supply security are some of Europe’s biggest challenges. The EU’s 20% energy efficiency goal illustrates the magnitude of this challenge and with 40% of energy usage generated by buildings, the opportunity for energy efficiency services (EES) is immense.

Against this background, the ESCO solution is unique. Facilitating the ‘outsourcing of energy management’, ESCOs enable energy savings to be achieved in a ‘cost neutral’ approach for the building owner.

Energy companies are developing more and more EES, triggering interest and new markets.

The ChangeBest project tries to understand how and to which extent the EES market could be further developed: what are appropriate business strategies and promising services, what is the policy framework suitable to stimulate market development and what role could energy companies and ESCOs play.

We are very glad that the ChangeBest final event is part of the next ESCO Europe Conference.

ESCO Europe 2012 is the region’s premier ESCO conference uniting 200+ ESCO, utilities, energy management professionals, government policy shapers, financiers and technical solution providers looking to monetize energy efficiency projects. This year’s conference delivers best practices into securing finance and cost effectively deploying energy efficiency projects.

This newsletter presents the programme of the conference and more detailed information about the session on Good practice business models, where the results of the ChangeBest project will be presented.

Please find more information and registration possibilities at and

Looking forward to welcoming you to ESCO Europe 2012!