Mittelstandsinitiative Energiewende und Klimaschutz (MIE)Back To Map
The SME initiative "Energiewende und Klimaschutz" (MIE) supports the German Mittelstand in implementing the Energiewende. The aim is to further tap into energy-saving potentials of SMEs and to improve their energy efficiency. The MIE provides companies with dialogue, information, qualifications concrete assistance and provides contact persons on site. MIE is a project of the Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks (ZDH) with support of the German Federal Ministries of the Environment and Economic Affairs. Moreover, the Chambers of Industry and Commerce and 7 environmental centers of the craft industry are participating in the SME Initiative "Energiewende und Klimaschutz". MIE is active on the local, regional and national level.
DIHK, Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag
BMWi, Federal Ministry for the economy
BMU, Federal Ministry for the Environment
To improve energy efficiency in SMEs and train the interested actors to carry out energy-saving measures on their own.
Energy efficiency guide, Energy Book
Defined 80 model companies as lighthouse projects / best practice examples. Brochures are available to illustrate how these companies benefit from the MIE.
Consultancy papers with checklists, 7 short films for information and 7 webinars
The project teaches SMEs how to improve their energy efficiency and to overcome respective skill gaps. In 7 environmental centres people can be qualified to improve energy efficiency in their company.
Mis-Matching of Skills:
Advanced training and self-improvement in energy-saving measures and behavior
MIE as such also supports to overcome skills-shortages with respect to knowledge about energy efficiency.
One barrier that has been detected is to convince SMEs to engage in energy efficiency. This has various reasons. Among others it is lack of capacity in staff and commitments in everyday business affairs.
Training should be continuously adapted to new requirements, especially against the background of the Green Deal.
As the initiative is tailored for SMEs, they obtain the opportunity to improve their energy efficiency and to save financial means. This needs to be communicated better and with wider effect .
Transfer in Europe:
MIE should be transferred to the EU level. MIE is now listed in EREK’s database. However, additional effort is needed to make this project more prominent outside of Germany.
Strengthen the role of the Environmetal Centres as direct contact partners and learning hubs.
|Name of Organisation:||Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks|
|Role:||Promoter and partner|
|Address:||Mohrenstraße 20/21, 10117 Berlin|
|Contact Name:||Michel Durieux|