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Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a proven and cost-efficient instrument for tapping existing energy saving potentials in the buildings sector. An Energy Service Company (ESCO) implements a customized energy service package, consisting of planning, building, operation & maintenance, optimization, fuel purchase, (co-) financing and user behaviour.

The contract between ESCO and building owner contains guarantees for cost savings and takes over financial and technical risks of implementation and operation for the entire project duration of typically 5 to 15 years. The EPC service or main parts of it is paid by realized energy cost savings.

Find an overview on definitions of EPC and advanced EPC in this document: