Since 2014, INZEB, as an independent non-profit organisation with a continuous focus on a sustainable and energy balanced future, has been working in areas such as energy efficient buildings, energy efficiency financing, energy poverty and energy communities with a multidisciplinary team of experts who produce and disseminate scientific knowledge, research results and innovative projects.
INZEB’s effort is based on encouraging and supporting the constantly evolving energy sector through research, documentation, consultation and implementation of national, European, and international capacity building projects and programmes.
Working closely with an extensive network of EU institutions, national, regional, and local authorities, NGOs, academia, and the business sector at national, European, and international level, INZEB has built valuable partnerships that enable the exchange of knowledge on energy efficiency and strengthen the capacity to implement, disseminate and exploit the results of science-based projects aimed at sustainable energy transition and climate change.
INZEB acts as an aggregator, administrator, documenter and distributor of knowledge and expertise on issues related to energy saving in buildings, enhancing green finance by leveraging public and private capital and energy poverty. INZEB aspires to have a positive impact on the organisations, projects, and communities it serves, turning challenges into opportunities and growth.
Through a dual focus on impact and dynamic relationships with key stakeholders at national and European level, INZEB’s vision is to create a vibrant community working collaboratively to steer and promote energy policy making towards energy balance and energy democracy.
Thanks to publications, round table discussions, events, and the management of social networks, INZEB creates a fertile ground for dialogue, cooperation, and synergy for all those interested in improving the quality of energy environmental policy.
In today’s rapidly evolving environment, INZEB is shaping its deep sectoral expertise in energy-related issues, building on its vast experience of participating as a consortium partner in national and European projects and constantly evolving with a commitment to provide high quality services in this field. The main dimensions of INZEB’s expertise are:
INZEB provides a comprehensive framework of strategic consulting services and sustainable environmental solutions, which results from our experts’ innovative thinking, broad experience, deep knowledge of energy market trends, application of advanced analytical methods to data and the ability to combine the above to achieve the desired result: services with significant and measurable value.
Energy Environmental Policy Planning
INZEB’s response to emerging challenges and opportunities in the rapidly evolving energy sector consists of integrated structured approaches and energy policy planning.
Through its broad experience in energy-related projects and initiatives, INZEB coordinates tasks, activities and discussions on policy analysis, feasibility studies, short- and long-term planning and strategies to address energy efficiency management in combination with green finance.
Alongside project management, INZEB provides appropriate tools and methods for the analysis and evaluation of energy efficiency investments to attract and mobilise private financing for energy efficiency projects. In addition, public, and local authorities, financial institutions, energy companies, ESCOs with the appropriate framework, methods, and tools to identify and exploit viable investment opportunities and minimise any associated risks.
Market Research and Feasibility Studies
Within the potential framework for effective energy planning and evaluation offered by INZEB, market research and feasibility studies are key tools and components for competent project management.
Our most recent, publicly available publications on feasibility studies and market research are:
As the energy sector is one of the most evolving pillars of the growth, competitiveness, and development of modern economies, INZEB, in cooperation with national and European organisations, formulates policy recommendations in each of its areas of expertise.
Over the last 4 years, INZEB has been working exclusively on energy poverty mitigation in Greece, having co-published two policy recommendations with concrete proposals to address the phenomenon, and recently interviewed 1,000 households across the country to determine the level of awareness and needs of households.
Exploitation and Sustainability Planning
Exploitation is the collaboration, continuous development, utilisation of project results and their integration into training systems and practices, and behind this lies an effective and coherent strategy for the effective exploitation of project results, followed by impact analysis.
INZEB shall establish and maintain an appropriate framework for effective exploitation and coordinate all levels and types of exploitation of the knowledge generated, ensuring sustainability and timely and effective communication of information to the appropriate audiences.
Participation of Stakeholders’ management
The success of most energy projects is closely linked to stakeholder engagement and management and the importance of engaging a wide range of key stakeholders. INZEB uses a wide variety of digital tools available to facilitate such engagement, as a well-structured and successful stakeholder engagement process requires a clear understanding of who the relevant stakeholders are and how and why they may wish to engage with the project. This evolving process is based on the identification, analysis, and prioritisation of stakeholders. Advanced tools are applied to visualise and better understand stakeholder relationships.
The partnerships that have been developed with the academic community as well as with individual research and development organisations active in the wider energy sector providing technical support and advisory services have promoted INZEB’s visibility and engagement. Close partnerships and synergies have also been established with most national stakeholders, both from the public and private sectors, as well as with the EU institutions.
More specifically, INZEB’s synergies include the Renovate Europe Campaign, the European Alliance for Energy Saving, the Coalition for Energy Saving, as INZEB is the national partner for Greece for these organisations.
At national level, INZEB has promoted and involved various partner organisations, academics, representatives of national and regional authorities working directly or indirectly in the energy sector. These organisations include the Heinrich Boell Stiftung Greece, the Consumer Associations-EKPOIZO, energy cooperatives such as Electra Energy, the Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Greenpeace Greece, CRES and NTUA.
Communication and Dissemination Strategies
INZEB has a strong track record in designing and developing communication and dissemination strategies, implementing communication activities, managing social networks, and organising events.
Building on the valuable experience gained while working with EU-funded projects and understanding the complexity of the EU institutions, INZEB conducts and implements communication and dissemination strategies focused on supporting and implementing the key objectives of energy projects, while seeking to engage with targeted stakeholders and communities and further disseminate.
Policy roundtable discussions and events related to our areas of activity are regularly organised at national, European, and international level.
A list of indicative projects in which INZEB is currently involved is as follows:
|iBRoad2EPC||Horizon 2020||2021 – 2024|
|POWERPOOR||Horizon 2020||2020 – 2023|
|SMAFIN||Horizon 2020||2020 – 2023|
|GONGREGATE||EUKI||2020 – 2023|
The projects’ section of the INZEB website provides a comprehensive overview of the completed and active projects in which INZEB is involved, as well as a description of the organisation’s role in each of them.