Assessing the intangibles: socioeconomic benefits of improving energy efficiency

Assessing the intangibles: socioeconomic benefits of improving energy efficiency

Recently, an article has been published in the international journal Acta Energetica, summarising the results of the European IN-BEE project “Assessing the intangibles: socio-economic benefits of improving energy efficiency”, funded by Horizon 2020.

Novareckon, together with the University of Eastern Piedmont, participated in the project design and implementation, and it’s among the authors of this article.

Click here to read the article.


Survey of Italian consumers on the “Sustainable tomato”

Survey of Italian consumers on the "Sustainable tomato"

Researchers, technical experts and farmers work together in TOMRES to develop environmentally friendly tomato cropping systems with less impact on natural resources. The TOMRES partners would like to learn more about how the solutions developed by the project towards the “sustainable tomato” may be of interest of an important actor of the value chain, the consumers. To this end, a first survey has been developed for Italian consumers by the partner University of Milano.

This survey, in Italian, may be completed online at the following link


Startup Ally – Club deal ed equity crowdfunding

Startup Ally, alleanza tra cinque realtà di consulenza societaria, legale ed economica rivolta alle start up ed agli imprenditori impegnati in progetti di impresa innovativa, è lieta di invitarti al secondo appuntamento del ciclo di incontri dedicati a temi di grande interesse per il mondo delle startup: contributi pubblici e agevolazioni fiscali, work for equity, equity crowdfunding e club deal.

L’incontro, gratuito e seguito da un light lunch per conoscerci meglio, si terrà a partire il 15 Novembre in Via dell’Annunciata 21, Milano.

Scarica qui l’invito all’evento e iscriviti mandando una mail a:



#iDistributedPV deliverable “D2.1. The most promising distributed solar PV solutions” is now available for download at the iDistributedPV website ( library. It describes eight promising prosumer solutions in Europe (homeowner, company as investor, contractor concept, municipal buildings, controllable load, multi-family house, community storage, virtual power plant) and proposes technical designs for the solutions, which will be analyzed in detail in the course of the project.

IN-BEE final workshop

IN-BEE final workshop

IN-BEE final workshop

On March 28th, the IN-BEE partners gathered in Brussels for the final workshop of the project. The event has been kindly hosted by the Abruzzo Region Brussels’ Office.

The conference started in the afternoon with a brief welcome by the technical manager Daniele Benintendi (University of Piemonte Orientale) followed by an intervention of Project Manager Christian Violi (Novareckon), who introduced the work done during the past two years before giving the floor to the panelists. Hence, interesting presentation have been delivered by Fernando Garcia from Deloitte Spain, who explained the trends on energy efficiency and successful policy guidelines. The next panelist was Tina Fawcett from Oxford University, who presented the different perspectives on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, the stakeholder views on multiple benefits, the development of new multiple benefits methodologies, the existance of frameworks and tools and finally the integration of multiple benefits into decision‐making..

After that, the discussion turned on its empirical side, with presentations on the case studies of IN-BEE by Morgane Fritz from the University of Graz (AT) and Mia Ala-Juusela from VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland.

The panel has been closed by the guest speaker Roland Jöbstl from the European Environmental Buro, who delivered a brilliant presentation giving NGOs perspectives on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency.

The end has been marked with a Q&A session, chaired by Gavin Killip (Oxford University), and an open discussion between panelists and participants, followed by a networking dinner served at the venue of the event.

Here you can view and download the presentations:


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