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EU scheme to make shops energy smart

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A new project launched today to help small and medium sized supermarkets in Europe become more energy efficient. Called SUPER-HEERO the initiative, funded under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will focus on developing a ‘replicable financial scheme for energy efficiency investment’.

These types of supermarkets spend up to 15% of their operating costs on energy. Reducing this would be good news for their bottom line and the environment. To get there SUPER-HEERO has pioneered an approach which relies on three main instruments: ‘engineered Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), product-service models for technology providers engagement, and community-based crowdfunding and cooperative initiatives’.

“We have set very ambitious goals in this project”, said Giulia Carbonari, SUPER-HEERO project coordinator. “We expect to trigger €4.7 M of investment in sustainable energy and engage at least 88 stores, which would imply a significant energy saving and a great reduction of greenhouse gases emissions.”


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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5 Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and co-chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.


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