The publicly available NOVICE outcomes in an order based on their publishing date. Please contact us in case you require further information.

A financial viability study of the new EPC focusing on the project assessments, including risk/return examinations
and impact analysis based on actual market conditions.

The deliverable details a new EPC template that covers the provision of dual energy services (energy efficiency and demand response) in building renovation projects. The new template includes provisions for innovative methods of financing these projects and cover the collaboration between ESCOs and aggregators that are required to execute and deliver deep retrofit projects.

The deliverable presents a SWOT analysis, with respect to the NOVICE model, prepared for 9 European countries (France, Belgium, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Denmark and Austria). For each country, the NOVICE model has been assessed in the context of the national energy policy framework, the requirements set by the TSO for participating in the DSR market, and the level of maturity of the ESCO and DSR markets.

The deliverable presents a feasibility study on the building retrofit technologies that are able to provide both energy efficiency and demand response in building renovation.

The deliverable collects the results from the end user questionnaire analysis and reports the main requirements and provisions of the end users towards the dual energy services scheme

The report provides a detailed evaluation of typologies for non-residential buildings suitable for NOVICE dual energy services business model.

The document provides the first version of the dissemination and communication plan for the NOVICE project, that will uptake all possible and appropriate dissemination channels and means, also exploiting the collaboration and open deliberation capabilities provided by contemporary social networking.

The report aims to summarise the current state of the market for both ESCOs and Aggregators, explain the common business models at European level and identify potential gaps in legislation, regulatory environment or service uptakes that will prevent a combined business model to be successfully formulated and deployed.

The purpose of this document is to introduce a process for setting up a basic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Aggregators and ESCOs to enable them to benefit from the synergies introduced by the combined business model.

The report defines a new organizational chart in which the ESCOs and Aggregators are included to work together to deliver the dual services business model.

This deliverable reports the progress of the dissemination and communication activities of NOVICE during the 21 first months of the project.

This report details the training activities that have been undertaken in the first 18 months of the NOVICE project to disseminate and communicate the project activities to relevant stakeholders. It also presents a preliminary plan for further training activities that will take place during the next 18 months of the project.

The report presents the results from the validations tests performed by the NOVICE project to assess the viability and benefits of the dual energy services.

Building Owners and Managers Questionnaire:

The purpose of this questionnaire is to gauge their opinion of FM companies and building owners envisioned dual energy efficiency and demand response services.

NOVICE ESCO Questionnaire:

The purpose of this questionnaire is through engagement with Demand Side Response service providers to understand better the market structure and potential of a dual energy services scheme…

NOVICE: Aggregators Questionnaire:

The purpose of this questionnaire is through engagement with Demand Side Response service providers to understand better the market structure and potential of a dual energy services scheme…

This tool summarises the key details and results of combined ESCO and Aggregator market analysis in the EU. A SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Oppertunities and Threats method) analysis was carried out which estimates how the NOVICE model would interact when deployed in nine EU countries, from the point of view of the various stakeholders.

This tool will help assess your buildings potential to adopt a process such as the NOVICE dual services model. Input the type of HVAC systems in your building bellow to receive advice and information on a specific combined EPC. The NOVICE model is a dual service business model, combining traditional EPCs with demand side response for a combined revenue stream.


Online tools developed as part of the NOVICE project.


Links and information for the scientific publications produced within the NOVICE project. Please contact us in case you require further information.

“Facilitating the cohesion of energy efficiency and demand response markets”.  Joint article on NOVICE & HOLISDER. Science, Technology and Innovation Projects.

Olga Macías, Sarah Noyé, Nagore Tellado, Ignacio Torrens, Pablo De Agustín, Dimosthenis Tsagkrasoulis, Mircea Bucur and Jo Southernwood. “Analysis of building energy upgrade technologies for implementing the dual energy efficiency and demand response scheme for non-residential buildings”. MATEC Web Conf. Volume 282, 2019. 4th Central European Symposium on Building Physics (CESBP 2019).

Jo Southernwood. Integrating energy efficiency and DR to enable the energy transition in Europe. Smart Energy International. 8 November 2019.

NOVICE project proposes new energy efficiency business model. Engerati. 2 May 2018.

“Enhancing the energy efficiency business case with demand response. Engerati. 27 June 2018.

“A new business model for innovative ESCOs”. Jo Southernwood.The Project Repository Journal.Volume 5. April 2020.


Combining Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Flexibility using new Energy Performance Contracting – Webinar

Financing energy efficiency projects: Comparing the perspectives of investors and project developer – Webinar

Accelerating the transition to a low carbon future – Webinar

NOVICE dual energy services – Revenue potential explainer video

Infographic – Traditional EPC vs. Enhanced EPC Model

Infographic – Traditional EPC vs. Dual Services Enhanced EPC Revenues

Infographic – Market Players

Infographic – Market Readiness

Infographic – End-users’ survey on requirements and potential of the dual energy services scheme

Infographic – ESCOs’ survey on requirements and potential of the dual energy services scheme

Infographic – Aggregators’ survey on requirements and potential of the dual energy services scheme

Infographic – New ESCO organizational chart

Infographic – Simulated DR event at a leisure centre in Dublin

Accelerating the transition to a low carbon future – Webinar Slide Deck


Associated external resources and projects.

ICPEU – Developing Protocols to standardize the development and documentation of energy efficiency projects in the built environment and accelerate their financing

SEAF – Standardisation and Communication of Sustainable Energy Asset Evaluation Framework

Trust-EPC-South – Building TRUST in Energy Performance Contracting for tertiary sector energy efficiency and sustainable energy projects in Southern European Countries

guarantEE – Energy Efficiency with Performance Guarantees in Private and Public Sector

DR-BOB – Demand Response in Block of Buildings

Sim4Blocks – Simulation Supported Real Time Energy Management in Building Blocks

MOEEBIUS – Modelling Optimization of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustainability

IEA EBC 67 – Energy Flexible Buildings

IEA DSM Task 17 – Integration of Demand Side Management, Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy Sources

ORBEET – ORganizational Behaviour improvement for Energy Efficient adminisTrative public offices

FLEXCoop – Democratizing energy markets through the introduction of innovative flexibility-based demand response tools and novel business and market models for energy cooperatives

HOLISDER – Integrating Real-Intelligence in Energy Management Systems enabling Holistic Demand Response Optimization in Buildings and Districts

NOBELGRID – New Cost Efficient Business Models for Flexible Smart Grids

WISEGRID – Wide scale demonstration of Integrated Solutions and business models for European smartGRID