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Energy Efficiency through behaviour change transition strategies

Objective

The time for reaching the necessary cuts in energy use and CO2 emissions is running out quickly and increasing energy efficiency in households substantially is a prerequisite for reaching these goals in time. Behaviour science has provided deep insights into mechanisms of behaviour change in this domain in a large number of small-scale pilots. However, the urgency of the task makes it necessary to role-out such intervention programs lagre-scale and quickly. This requires knowledge on how behaviour science based intervention programs can be provided in real-life situations, on large scale, and resource efficient by real market actors. To address this knowledge gap, the ENCHANT consortium and research approach have been carefully designed to systematically evaluate existing knowledge on energy efficiency interventions, reanalyse existing data in the field, design realistic intervention packages, and implement them on 10 million households in six European countries with a large group of user partners of different types (energy providers, municipalities, NGOs) testing different communication channels. This unprecedented intervention program allows testing a large selection of intervention types addressing a large variety of psychological biases alone or in combination and evaluates their realistic saving potentials. ENCHANT evaluates the performance of intervention campaigns not only with respect to energy and CO2 saved, but also cost effectiveness, and effects on well-being of the participants (with a focus on gender specific effects), as well as effects for target groups in energy poverty. The knowledge created in ENCHANT will be implemented into an algorithm-based webtool which supports decision making of policymakers, energy providers, NGOs and municipalities in designing effective and targeted energy efficiency campaigns. In short, ENCHANT will bridge the gap from knowledge to impact.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 331 325

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 152 500
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IZMIR EKONOMI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 129 062,50
Address
Sakarya Cad No:156 Balcova
35330 Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 98 750
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 289 062,50
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Research Organisations
SMART INNOVATION NORWAY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 191 250
Address
Hakon Melbergs Vei 16
1783 Halden
Activity type
Research Organisations
NTNU SAMFUNNSFORSKNING AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 191 562,50
Address
Dragvoll Alle 38 B
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
IZMIR BUYUKSEHIR BELEDIYESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 18 625
Address
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 1 Konak
35251 Izmir
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GEDIZ ELEKTRIK PERAKENDE SATIS AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 18 750
Address
Anadolu Cad. Adalet Mah. No:41 Megapol Tower Bayra
35530 Izmir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGIE KOMPASS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 40 260,08
Address
Oberbergen 29
7551 Stegersbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES NATURVERNFORBUND
Norway
EU contribution
€ 60 937,50
Address
Mariboes Gate 8
0183 Oslo
Activity type
Other
VIKEN FYLKESKOMMUNE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 99 687,50
Address
Schweigaards Gate 4
0185 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE ROFFREDO CAETANI ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 31 875
Address
Via Della Fortezza 13
04013 Sermoneta
Activity type
Other
ENERGIA POSITIVA SOCIETA COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 20 643,75
Address
Via Beato Sebastiano Valfre 16
10121 Torino
Activity type
Other
ELECTRICA FURNIZARE SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 28 750
Address
Sos Stefan Cel Mare Nr 1A
011736 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MUNICIPIUL CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 28 750
Address
Motilor Strada 1 3
400001 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ASOCIATIA CENTRUL PENTRU STUDIUL DEMOCRATIEI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 28 750
Address
Campului 242 Ap 6
400683 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Other
BADENOVA AG & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 196 750
Address
Tullastrasse 61
79108 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)