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Energy Changes’ business activities focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and GHG mitigation activities. We identify, evaluate and develop renewable energy, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction projects. Energy Changes’ staff includes engineers, scientists, economists and business experts with many years of experience in sustainable energy, resource management and the Kyoto mechanisms. Energy Changes was founded in 2006 and is based in Vienna, Austria with two additional operational offices in Austria and one subsidiary in Bratislava, Slovakia.

On national level (Energy Managament) Energy Changes has prepared energy strategies for over 150 municipalities and regional entities in Austria. Energy Changes subsequently also implements the identified projects (e.g. PV pooling, district heating, wind power). For one of its local energy concepts Energy Changes has been awarded by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce for innovative approaches which strengthen local economies while at the same time changing their energy systems.

On international level (Energy & Carbon Consulting) Energy Changes has been conducting consultancy services in the energy and carbon sector for businesses, governments and various national and international organizations, such as EBRD, EIB, IFC, Swedish Energy Agency, UNDP, UNIDO, or the Austrian Development Agency. Energy Changes has prepared more than 30 CDM/JI projects for approval at the UNFCCC, has authored three new CDM/VCS methodologies and has stakes in a registered CDM/JI portfolio with an annual emission reduction potential of 3.5 Mio tons CO2e. For the worldwide first of its kind CDM project “Massive introduction of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) to households in Ecuador” Energy Changes has been awarded with the national Energy Globe for Ecuador.

 

Company Facts

  • Established in 2006
  • Employs 20 experts based in Austria and Slovakia
  • Developed and registered carbon projects with an annual total reduction potential of 3.5 mio tons of CO2e, and with a pipeline of further 500,000 tons under development
  • Developed energy strategies for over 150 municipalities and regions in Austria and designed several Smart City concepts and demonstration projects
  • Member of the Project Developer Forum and accredited consultant for the United Nations’ CDM Loan Scheme
  • Awardee of several prizes (Energy Efficiency Prize Helios, National Energy Globe Ecuador, ...)