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Assessing the intangibles: the socioeconomic benefits of improving energy efficiency

Objective

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /humanities
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Address
Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 225 750

Participants (7)

DELOITTE ADVISORY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 201 875
Address
Plaza Pablo Ruiz Picasso 1
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 96 875
Address
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 60 312,50
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOFIA ENERGY CENTRE LTD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 137 750
Address
Galitchitsa 37 Entr 2 2Nd Floor
1164 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 173 125
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations