Glossary of main acronyms

CA Comprehensive assessment
CBA Cost-benefit analysis
CCS Carbon capture and storage
CHP Combined heat and power
COM European Commission
DHC District heating and cooling
DSO Distribution system operator
EEAP Commission's Energy Efficiency Action Plan from 2011
EED Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU)
EEO Energy efficiency obligation
EMS Energy management system
EPBD Delegated Regulation (EU) No 244/2012 supplementing Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings
EPC Energy performance contract(ing)
ERDF European Regional Development Fund
ESCO Energy service company
ESD Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services (soon to be repealed with the approval of EED)
GDP Gross domestic product
GHG Greenhouse gas
HE High efficiency
LCCA Life-cycle cost analysis
Mtoe Million tonnes of oil equivalent
NEEAP National Energy Efficiency Action Plans, first required under the ESD and now the EED
NEEF National energy efficiency fund
MS Member State of the European Union
PP Public procurement
RES Renewable energy source
SAVE Council Directive 93/76/EEC of 13 September 1993 to limit carbon dioxide emissions by improving energy efficiency
SME Small- to medium-sized enterprise
TSO Transmission system operator