About eu.ESCO


Buildings are responsible for 40% of the energy consumption and 36% of the European Union’s (EU) CO2 emissions. Therefore, energy efficiency of buildings is crucial to achieving the EU objectives, namely the reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) by 80‐95% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels.

For this to happen, the European energy services market needs to be strengthened. In this context, the European Association of Energy Service Companies (eu.ESCO) was founded in 2009 by the European Building Automation and Controls Association (eu.bac) and aims at boosting the energy services market by increasing its transparency and its trustworthiness.

Uncertainty, lack of knowledge, lack of awareness, and confusion concerning definitions, processes and contract provisions related to Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) are widely recognised as key barriers to further market development, according to research made by the Institute for Building Efficiency (IBE).

In this sense, eu.ESCO provides best practices and knowledge sharing to drive standardisation and to accelerate EPC use.

eu.ESCO’s Vision is: “A world where Energy Performance Contracting is recognised by public authorities as one of the key tools for energy efficiency in buildings

eu.ESCO’s Mission is: “To represent Energy Service Companies offering Energy Performance Contracting vis‐ŕ‐vis European Institutions, other relevant European Stakeholders, Member States and public authorities

Major activities

  • Providing education, best practices sharing and knowledge transfer on ESCOs and EPC
  • Boosting the energy services market by increasing its transparency: information updates on ESCOs and their offerings, guarantee the quality of their services, etc.
  • Making energy services accessible and understandable by disseminating examples and case studies
  • Increasing customers’ confidence in ESCOs
  • Raising awareness on EPC potential, knowledge and usage
  • Facilitating interaction between ESCOs, policy‐makers and key stakeholders


  • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, EPBD (Directive 2010/31/EU)
  • Public Procurement, PP (Directive 2004/18/EC)
  • Eco-design of Energy-Related Products, EuP (Directive 2009/125/EC)
  • Directive on energy efficiency, EED (Directive 2012/27/EU)

While using the building standard procedures to determine the EPC potential – developed by the European Building Automation Controls Association (eu.bac) – EPC allows to fulfill both national legislations as well as European legislations (Directives and Regulations) on energy savings and enables public authorities to achieve a sustainable development and their environment goals.

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eu.bac at ISH 2017

eu.bac at ISH 2017

From 14.3. – 18.3.2017, ISH once again opens its doors in Frankfurt and eu.bac will be there in the midst of all the action.

In Hall 10.3, the exhibitors of building automation and control technology will showcase their technology for energy-efficient operation of buildings.

 eu.bac will be present with a joint stand with the German industry association VDMA.

 A seminar program addressing key industry topics will also take place in the hall.

In addition to numerous case studies, one day will be dedicated to Building Information Modelling (BIM).

There will also be presentations on topics such as energy monitoring, cyber security in building automation, commissioning management, service planning, IoT as well as building automation and political and economic conditions in Germany and Europe.

Building automation and control are key technologies for energy efficiency in modern buildings. They offer the possibility to measure energy flows. What cannot be measured, also cannot be controlled.

Building automation systems can control all maintenance groups integrated in the building and are therefore of special interest to many ISH visitors.

In addition to building automation and control technology topics, ISH offers a broad overview of technical trades such as heating, ventilation, refrigeration technology and sanitary engineering.

eu.bac is looking forward to the most important industry get-together in Frankfurt.

Be our guest and visit eu.bac and eu.bac member companies in Hall 10!


  • 14 March 16:30 - 18:00 eu.bac reception (Hall 10.3, Booth A09 Gebaudeforum)
  • 15 March 12:30 - 13:30 eu.bac-REHVA Guidebook launch (Hall 10.3, Booth A09 Gebaudeforum)

For more information about specific events at ISH please click here 



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