The seventh Energy Efficiency Fair and Forum took place from 14th to 16th January 2016. Approximately 4,000 participants representing energy efficiency firms and consultancies, NGOs, academia, and public and private sector institutions participated in the forum. The fair and the forum were pivotal to enable new partnerships among the market’s various actors, raise awareness, and strengthen the brand perception of energy efficiency firms, engineering companies and consulting firms. It was also profoundly informative for participants to find out about the latest developments in the energy efficiency sector.
The project team of the “Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry in Turkey”, which is jointly implemented by UNIDO and UNDP, was among the participants. They effectively represented UN and the project by promoting its activities and energy management systems training so as to receive attention of more firms and consultants and contacted with new participants.
On behalf of the project the international consultant, Erik Gudbjerg, delivered two presentations to the participants, one on energy management systems and another on non-energy benefits of energy efficiency. His presentations were celebrated with a lot of attention and a large audience, and consequently contributed to the awareness for the project.
During the fair, the newly published booklet of the project was also promoted and disseminated to the participants: “Energy Audit Guide and Checklist.” The mentioned guide and checklist was previously prepared by the international consultants recruited by the UNDP. It is expected that the energy auditors would enhance their performance by this booklet in their industrial operations.