IN-BEEProject ID: 649619
Assessing the intangibles: the socioeconomic benefits of improving energy efficiency
Total cost:EUR 1 009 437,50
EU contribution:EUR 1 009 437,50
Call for proposal:H2020-EE-2014-2-RIASee other projects for this call
Funding scheme:RIA - Research and Innovation action
Improving energy efficiency can deliver a range of benefits to the economy and society. However, energy efficiency programmes are often evaluated only on the basis of the energy savings they deliver, without considering the many other socio-economic and environmental intangible benefits delivered. As a result, the full value of energy efficiency improvements in both national and global economies may be significantly underestimated.
The main aim of IN-BEE is to address the theme of energy efficiency and to describe and provide evidence for the many intangible benefits of improving energy efficiency through a multi-disciplinary approach, combining methods, datasets, and techniques from cutting edge research in law and economics, humanities and consumer behavior, regulation and environmental sciences, as well as engineering.
The overall outcome of IN-BEE is to consolidate a set of policy recommendations for the EU and public/private institutions in charge of promoting energy efficiency, competitiveness and environmental and social sustainability.
IN-BEE will impact on both consumers (residential and companies) and policy makers, by:
• Developing a set of indicators to measure intangible benefits of energy efficiency
• Developing Key Performance Indicators to assess the impact of energy efficiency strategies
• Studying relevant cases and identifying best practices
• Bridging policy makers and researchers through a web platform
• Involving a vast audience of stakeholders
IN-BEE combines a strong scientific base with a concrete and focused approach (based on real-life case studies), aiming to involve primarily regional and local stakeholders and to support them in assessing results of previous plans and initiatives on energy efficiency and, above all, in designing new effective strategies.
EU contribution: EUR 214 500
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TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
02044 VTT ESPOO
EU contribution: EUR 201 875
PLAZA PABLO RUIZ PICASSO 1
EU contribution: EUR 96 875
UL. MORY 8
01 330 WARSZAWA
EU contribution: EUR 60 312,50
EU contribution: EUR 137 750
GALITCHITSA 37 ENTR 2 2ND FLOOR
EU contribution: EUR 173 125
University Offices, Wellington Square
OX1 2JD OXFORD
EU contribution: EUR 125 000