FESI (the European Federation of Associations of Insulation Contractors), in close collaboration with the EiiF, carried out a Roundtable on national advocacy promoting industrial insulation in the context of the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The meeting was hold in Milano, on 9 & 10 January 2014.
It was an enriching experience since, after the EiiF gave an overview of the industrial insulation situation in Europe, representatives from ten different countries —France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK— actively participated giving a presentation on the situation in their own countries, as well as sharing and explaining the different national activities undertaken by their respective associations to promote industrial insulation.
On the second day, three external energy experts were invited to present in detail the planned actions in Italy: Prof Vittorio Chiesa and Prof Davide Chiaroni from the Energy & Strategy Group of the Milano Politecnico University, with whom the Italian association ANICTA is closely cooperating; and Dr Alessandro Federici, an expert in the monitoring of energy efficiency policies at the Technical Unit for Energy Efficiency of ENEA (the Italian National Agenc for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development).
As a consequence of this fruitful meeting, the idea of organizing a workshop with the different National Energy Agencies in order to build awareness on energy efficiency solutions, to promote energy audits such as TIPCHECK and to define the steps that need to be followed was thoroughly developed. The Milano Politecnico University offered to host this workshop.