European Conference on




Milan (Italy)




Continuous focus on, and implementation of, Energy Management has been identified as one of the most cost-effective solutions to improve energy efficiency in industry and commercial buildings. Energy Management is a fundamental component to improve the energy efficiency and sustainable development, and thus to contribute to the main goals of the Kyoto Protocol and the EU energy policy.

However there is at the moment scarce attention to Energy Management and little information about the Energy Management Schemes developed and successfully implemented in some countries or by individual companies. With the view to promote Energy Management as an essential component of successful business practice and social responsibility, FIRE (the Italian Federation for the Rational use of Energy), together with Assoutility S.r.l. (the subsidiary company for energy of Assolombarda, the enterprises trade association in the Milan region), GTEC (an engineering and consulting company) and the technical support of the European Commission DG JRC, have organized:


The European Conference on Energy Management


The main goal of the Conference is to illustrate, discuss and promote Energy Management, both in the industrial sector and non-residential buildings, to companies and decision makers.


The two days Conference is addressed to energy policy makers at international, national, and regional level, academic and energy efficiency experts, ESCOs, utilities, and energy and environmental managers, and company managers, with the aim to promote and diffuse the concept of Energy Management systems and practices.


In particular, the Conference aims to attract key decision makers from the enlarged Europe both in the public sector (policy makers and public administration, facility and energy management people) and the private sector (energy managers, ESCO, energy engineers and consultants), with the aim of laying the foundation for renewed policies and programmes for Energy Management.


Although the Conference main focus is European, key international experts will be invited from North America and Asia to present successful implementations of Energy Management programmes, policies and systems.


The Conference will highlight through a number of successful examples the high importance of proper Energy Management Systems in public and private organisations, showing the strong link between Energy Management and successful business operations and recognition in corporate social responsibility. The Conference will also deal with the development of international Standards and practices for the Energy Management, in a similar manner to the well known Quality and Environmental Standards. Particular attention will also be paid to the professional figures in private and public companies to implement and be responsible for Energy Management: the Energy Managers. 


The Conference will pay special attention to the most recent international and European policies having an impact on energy use in companies, in particular the Kyoto Protocol and the European Emission Trading Scheme, the impact of the liberalised energy markets and the raising energy prices, the adopted and proposed European Directives, and particularly to the Building Performance and draft Energy Services Directives. The Conference will highlight the challenges and the opportunities that new obligations and increasing energy prices present to companies, and how proper energy management could help companies in meeting these challenges. Special attention will be paid to risk management strategies and the role of energy efficiency in risk management.


Other important topics presented and discussed at the Conference will be energy efficiency monitoring and verifications (M&V), outsourcing of energy services, energy and facility management, ESCOs, the role and qualification of the Energy Managers and energy engineers, energy audits and commissioning. Existing and new programmes such as EMAS and its new energy efficiency guidelines, GreenLight, Motor Challenge, GreenBuilding, as well as national audit and energy management programmes will be presented


The Conference will be the best opportunity to present, review and discuss the present status of Energy Management Systems and Energy Managers in the enlarged Europe with the best international experts and key decision makers. Special focus will be also placed to possible new policies and activities to further promote Energy Management and Energy Managers in the contest of the Kyoto commitment and the Emission Trading scheme. The Conference will also promote the discussion and ideas about appropriate qualification and certification procedures, the related European Standards needed to improve the quality, the impact, and the obtainable results.


The Conference high quality programme is guaranteed by the role of a very qualified "International Programme Committee".



Further information about the Conference


The final Conference programme will be posted on the conference web (




Call for Papers


If you would like to make a presentation at the conference on one of the topics below please submit by e-mail a one page abstract of around 400 word in English language to Paolo Timoni (GTEC Energy Consulting 21052 Busto Arsizio Via Gen. Biancardi 5 Tel-Fax +39 0331 630523,, specifying whether you will prefer to make an oral or poster presentation.




Topics for the Call for Paper:



1.      Impact of policy measures on Energy Management (climate change, and in particular European Directives: draft Energy Services, Building Energy Performance, Emission Trading, Co-generation).


2.      National legislation on Energy Management (e.g.: Energy Management Systems and/or obligations for energy management in industry and non-residential buildings).


3.      Successful implementation of Energy Management programmes and activity at sector or company level.


4.      Voluntary programmes to foster energy management: EMAS, ISO 14000, Energy Star, Climate Change Commitments, GreenBuildings, Motor Challenge, Brach Agreements and Long Term Agreements.


5.      Specific sub-activities and components of Energy Management: auditing, investments grade audits, energy accounting, operation and maintenance, regular inspection, savings measurement and verification (M&V), commissioning and retro-commissioning, benchmarking, monitoring and reporting, energy efficiency planning and financing, risk management.


6.      Outsourcing Energy and Facility Management: the role of Energy Service Companies role. Actual situation and perspectives in Europe. Public procurement and energy procurement strategies


7.      Training, qualifications and role of the Energy Manager.


8.      Evaluation of Energy Management Programme.


9.      The role and the need for Standardization and international harmonisation..


10.    Best practice and successful examples by individual companies and/or  at local/regional level. Programme evaluation and assessing the achieved energy and carbon saving through energy management systems and practices.