While the ICP Protocols create a standardised roadmap for originating projects across Europe they reference international and European standards. The variety of different markets across Europe require that there also be the use of national and regional standards and practices to ensure the protocols are market-relevant. Annex A identifies the national standards, guidance documents or sources of information which are used to support in-country ICP projects. These resources may be used as optional to the European or international standards identified in the Protocols thus allowing for national standards to achieve the ICP’s international certification, Investor Ready Energy Efficiency.
The reason that ICP had to spend the last year researching these standards and practices is because it is apparently the first time it has ever been done. ICP contacted many government and industry groups before embarking on this task and every entity stated that this would be useful but doesn’t exist.
The ICP Europe Technical Team is very grateful to contributors across the EU for their valuable input into this document and, on this basis, the new version also includes an Acknowledgements section.
As with all ICP Europe documents, Annex A is intended to be an open source document which will develop and improve as it is applied to retrofit projects. While there are resources listed for every EU country, the list is by no means exhaustive, and the ICP Europe Technical Team is keen to identify additional nationally recognised resources.
Please contact us if you have any suggestions for modifications or additions to this document.