PREP Good practices in Sustainable Energy and Resource Efficiency

Through its Promotion of Resource Efficiency Projects (PREP), WISIONS has collected more than 50 examples of good practice from successfully implemented projects.

WISIONS launched 12 international calls for applications from 2004 to 2008, each time inviting submissions on an important issue or topic related to energy or resource efficiency. These examples still serve as a relevant source of new ideas. They illustrate improved ways of developing and implementing similar projects in other parts of the world.

Up to five examples of good practice were selected for each issue or topic and published in PREP brochures. A set of internationally accepted criteria was used to ensure the sustainable character of the projects. Financial, environmental and social aspects were considered alongside technological feasibility. Regional factors acknowledging different needs and potentials were also taken into account.

The 12 issues or topics are grouped into four categories:

  Technology and Needs
  Energy Poverty
  Resource & Material Efficiency
  Education, Transport, Tourism

WISIONS now funds sustainable energy projects via its Sustainable Energy Project Support (SEPS) scheme. You will find other examples of good practice on our SEPS Project map.