Energy Footprint management for SMEs

Name of the projectEnergy Footprint management for SMEs

Acronym of the project: SMEnergy

Duration: 24 months (28.02.2022 - 27.02.2024)

Programme: Erasmus +, KA220-VET - Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training


  • TOURNIS SYMVOULEFTIKI EE (Greece) – Lead partner

Associated Partners:

  • Agency for Regional and Economic Development, Vratsa, Bulgaria
  • Pires Lourenço & Filhos S.A (A. Pires Lourenço & Filhos, S.A), Portugal
  • T-Gate, Cyprus
  • Zogometal S.A., Greece
  • Hellenic Survey of Geology & Mineral Exploration, Greece

General Objective:

The main objectives of the SMEnery project is to enable SME owners and personnel to educate themselves on Energy Footprint management, by utilizing digital modern tools and technology.

Specific Objectives:

  • To provide them with an easy-to-use Self-Rating (S-R) tool to guide them through the Energy Footprint management process, enhancing their resource utilization and cost effectiveness;
  • To give them access to a comprehensive and modular, self-paced Training Course, to help them get familiar with the S-R tool and start using it;
  • To arrange all the necessary resources on an online open education (OER) platform for free and easy access;
  • Provide the secondary target groups, with tools to assist their members to acquire / improve their knowledge, maturity and capability, to deal with Energy Footprint management;
  • Assist all target groups to not only be familiar with but also adopt and utilize digital technologies as part of their business, helping them identify, assess, evaluate and optimize their Energy Footprint management;
  • All target groups will be able to utilize digital and online tools to gain open access to the project’s materials and disseminate these results;

Main target groups:

  1. SMEs’ owners/managers/personnel with up to 100 employees & micro-enterprises - focus more on energy sensitive SMEs, such as Construction, Manufacturing, etc.
  2. Decision-makers for energy sources management
  3. Professionals, Environmental managers
  4. Policy makers.

Secondary target groups:

  1. Business support organizations
  2. SMEs associations
  3. VET centers, training institutions and business organizations
  4. Local/Regional/National/EU wide networks
  5. Chambers of Commerce and Industry on national, European and international levels
  6. Local authorities, public bodies

Main activities and Project results:

A1- Project Management

A2- Quality Management

A3- Sharing, promotion and Use

A4- Sustainability Plan

PR1 – Energy Footprint management methodology

PR2 – Energy Footprint management Self-Rating Tool

PR3 - Energy Footprint management Training Course

PR4 - Open Education Resource Platform

Main results:

  • Methodologies/ guidelines – Evaluation method and tool;
  • Learning/ teaching/ training material – Toolkit;
  • Cource/ curriculum – Design and development;
  • Open/ digital education – Open Education Resource;

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.