Through its sustainable energy vision the UL wants to become a reference example for public sector buildings. This applies both to energy efficiency as well as to the use of locally available renewable sources and a quality of internal environment. In this way, UL buildings will be among the most efficient within the public building fund, and UL will exceed the EU and national targets in the field of energy saving in buildings before 2020. With an energy strategy, all members have been identified, and the field of energy is also identified as one of the key areas of UL, to which the research and commercialization of research results is being targeted.

Strategic mechanisms for achieving the goals of the energy policy of the UL are: designing an energy concept for UL, appointing an integral energy manager as a safeguard for the implementation of the strategy, monitoring energy use through an appropriate information system, and introducing a standard to support active energy management. In this way, UL will refurbish at least 6% of the buildings (usable area) annually, and in about 20 years transformed all of their buildings into energy efficient according to EU and SLO commitments. The renovation will improve the comfort, while reducing the cost of energy supply also reduces vulnerability to changes in energy prices. In addition, energy savings will be a good incentive for the national industry.

In the energy renovation of UL buildings, IRI UL works as an organizer (designing and managing potential interdisciplinary projects) – brings together UL experts in interdisciplinary teams (the principle of knowledge alliances) and builds new knowledge and additional competences in the field of sustainable energy by linking it with expert knowledge from the economy and comprehensive renovation of buildings.