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EU coordinated MEthods and procedures based on Real Cases for the effective implementation of policies and measures supporting energy efficiency in Industry


The Carbon Trust is working with a consortium of 11 partner organisations across the EU to implement the EU-MERCI project ( The project is funded through the Horizon 2020 framework implemented by the European Commission to accelerate research, technological development, and innovation. The project aims to support greater deployment of energy efficiency measures in industry across EU member states, by developing methodologies and tools to assist industries with the effective implementation of proven energy efficiency improvements.  This support will be built on evidence of successful policies and practical measures implemented across a wide range of industrial companies and sites in the EU.


EU-MERCI aims to answer the following questions:

  • What are the most effective actions to improve the efficiency in a particular processes or industry sectors, and how can these be implemented?
  • What are the most promising technologies for future deployment?
  • What is the scale of efficiency improvement that can be achieved with different actions?
  • What is the best way to measure, monitor and report savings?
  • What are the associated costs with implementing energy efficiency?

European Industrial Energy Efficiency good Practices platform

The European Industrial Energy Efficiency good Practices platform (EIEEP) has been launched to promote the spread of “Good Practice” energy efficiency implementations, which can offer both environmental as well as business benefits to individual companies. The platform consists of a library of “Best Practice” examples of energy efficiency implementations identified in the literature, as well as a Database containing aggregated data from the implementation of thousands of energy efficiency projects across several industrial sectors, implemented at a national level across four EU countries (Austria, Italy, Poland and UK). This Database enabled the identification of a selection of implemented “Good Practices”, which are also highlighted in the EIEEP library. The EIEEP focuses on the following sectors: Aluminium, Ammonia, Cement, Ceramic Coke & Petroleum, Copper, Food & Beverage, Glass, Iron & Steel, Machinery, and Pulp & Paper.

Access the EIEEP

If you would like to provide feedback on the EIEEP, please respond to the questionnaire here

Share Your Best Practices

The aim of EU-MERCI is to identify best practice examples of energy efficiency implementations across different industry sectors. Businesses that have implemented high quality energy efficiency projects are being invited to share their experiences and outcomes on the EU-MERCI website.

Share your Best Practices


Join the EU-MERCI Stakeholder Community

The EU-MERCI stakeholder community is a group of technical and non-technical organizations concerned with energy efficiency implementation projects in industry.

Their role in the EU-MERCI project is the validation of the project’s outputs. The community will participate in the project’s processes, from orientation, correction, proposition to the finalization of actions.

Join the EU-MERCI Stakeholder Community


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693845.

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