What is the Display® Campaign?
||The European Display® Campaign is a voluntary scheme designed by energy experts from 20 European towns and cities. It is aimed at encouraging local authorities to publicly display the energy and environmental performances of their public buildings using the same energy label that is used for household appliances.|
The idea is to engage citizens and make them more conscious of their energy consumption in order to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and achieve financial savings.
Towns such as Modena (IT), Frankfurt (DE), Bielsko-Biala (PL), Lille (FR), Leicester (GB) and many others have already joined the campaign. All of them benefit from attractive economic and social advantages as a result of their participation in the Campaign.
History of the Display® Campaign
The Campaign which was started in 2003 by Energie-Cités, the association of European local authorities for intelligent local policy, is the first of its kind in Europe and aims to run for at least a decade. The first phase of the project (funded by the European Commission’s ENV department) involved the combined effort of 20 pilot towns in 18 countries and four technical and scientific experts. After a period of co-financing in the first half of 2005 it is now funded by the European Commission (TREN) under the Intelligent Energy - Europe Programme. The current project titled "Towards Class A" brings together four new partners:
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)
The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE)
The European Association of the Conservation of Energy (EuroACE)
The Center for Energy Efficiency - Bulgaria (EnEffect)
Since 2006, the towns which have the best results for their communication campaigns will be presented annually with the "Towards Class A Award".
Recently a decision was made to make Display available to a wider audience. Private sector companies are now welcome to participate in the Display Campaign.
See who can join the Campaign.