in figures


primary and secondary schools from


European countries implement the 50/50 methodology

98 891

pupils and

7 038

teachers undertake efforts to save at least


of energy consumed in their schools


European municipalities use the 50/50 tools and


of them participated in our training sessions


municipalities extend the 50/50 action to other public buildings


local strategies and


educational strategies include the 50/50 concept


EU-level initiatives support the 50/50 Network


project observers regularly follow the project and its activities


local, regional and national authorities were contacted to include the 50/50 concept in their strategies


persons participated in the 50/50 promotional and dissemination events

A 50/50 project can significantly contribute to the achievement of your local climate and energy goals, therefore it is worthwhile to integrate it into your sustainable energy policy or strategy. Why?

  • Public buildings have huge energy saving potential and the 50/50 methodology is a good tool to make use of it;
  • The implementation of energy saving measures in your own buildings will prove your commitment towards a more sustainable future. It will inspire your citizens and local stakeholders to follow your example and become more energy efficient. And 50/50 is a very visible project that can draw the attention of many different target groups and can be disseminated easily;
  • Pupils are the drivers of the action increasing their knowledge and awareness of energy efficiency and encouraging their families to act more energy efficiently, too. This can lead to an energy smarter society in the near future.
  • A 50/50 project gives local authorities the opportunity to reduce their energy bill and CO2 emissions while the school gets extra funds to invest in more energy efficiency measures or other needs.

A 50/50 project may be a very good solution for the municipalities, who signed the Covenant of Mayors and thus established very ambitious goals in the field of climate protection and CO2 reduction.

logo Covenant of MayorsThe Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing themselves to increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources on their territories. By their commitment, the Covenant signatories aim to meet and exceed the European Union 20% CO2 reduction objective by 2020. In order to translate their political commitment into concrete measures and projects, Covenant signatories undertake to  develop and implement a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) outlining the key actions they plan to carry out, as well as to engage their citizens and local stakeholders in energy-related actions.

It is worthwile to include a 50/50 project in your SEAP or other sustainable energy strategy, as it not only directly reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions from the public buildings involved, but also significantly contributes to the change of behaviour of building users and their families. And only by involving citizens and local stakeholders, the Covenant signatories can reach their ambitious targets!