Acknowledgements

The EINSTEIN audit methodology and tool-kit has been developed in the Framework of the European projects “EINSTEIN (expert-system for an intelligent supply of thermal energy in industry)” and “EINSTEIN-II (expert-system for an intelligent supply of thermal energy in industry and other large scale applications)” with the financial support of the European Commission.

  • EINSTEIN (Contract N°: EIE/07/210/S12.466708, Project Coordinator: Christoph Brunner, Joanneum Research - Institute for Sustainable Techniques and Systems, Austria), 2007-2009.

  • EINSTEIN-II (Contract Nº: IEE/09/702/SI2.558239 .Project Coordinator: Hans Schweiger, energyXperts.NET, Spain), 2010 – 2012.

Parts of this development have furthermore been supported by:

  • the Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain) Departament d’Educació i Universitats. Grants Beatriu de Pinòs No. 2006 BP-B2 0033 and 2007 BP-B2 00012

  • the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation, Project No. DEX-590000-2008-84, 2008

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  • the Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (Austrian society for support to research), Project No. 821907 (“EINSTEIN in Österreich”), 2010