he Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian research organisation. It is responsible for a broad spectrum of basic and applied research in the fields of natural sciences and technology. The staff of around 850 specialize in research in physics, chemistry and biochemistry, electronics and information science, nuclear technology, energy utilization and environmental science.
The Jožef Stefan Institute – Energy Efficiency Centre (JSI/EEC) basic activities are related to efficient energy use, long-term energy planning and the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions. The Centre is a focal point for the collection and transfer of energy-efficiency technologies to the energy users, the state, the energy-service and equipment providers, and other interested parties. The most significant part of the EEC’s activities is thus the cooperation with state institutions in the preparation of strategic documents and legislation relating to the efficient energy use, energy planning, distributed electricity production and emission trading but it also continues to be strongly connected, through its consulting and training activities, with industrial companies and other institutions. Its network of contacts extends to the Czech Republic and Croatia.