Quantifying and communicating the impacts of energy performance investments
The goal of MICAT (Multiple Impacts Calculation Tool) is the development of a comprehensive approach to estimate Multiple Impacts of Energy Efficiency. The MICATool would enable policy-makers and practitioners to conduct simplified analyses for different data and policy scenarios, in order to compare and assess the relevance of the multiple impacts, and strengthen reporting and monitoring at the three governance levels (local, national and EU). The project sets a sound scientific empirical basis for monitoring Multiple Impacts while providing a publicly available and easily usable online tool which shall be developed in a co-creational manner with the respective governance levels and stakeholders to address a broad target group and interested actors.
Project-level investment decisions are not based on a single issue like energy savings, but on the project's strategic priorities and values, an assessment of the risks involved, and anticipated benefits (e.g., increased productivity, regulatory compliance, reduced maintenance, greater reliability, improved workforce satisfaction and retention).
Within the M-Benefits project we developed analytical methods and tools to identify the multiple benefits and strategic impacts of energy saving actions to increase the uptake of energy saving measures. A broad range of stakeholders has been trained in our method. The developed tools and methods have been validated in 50 pilot projects.