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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Net EU contribution
€ 191 250,00
Address
Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Vercelli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NOVARECKON SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 34 500,00
Address
Via Giovanni Bovio 6
28100 Novara

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DELOITTE ADVISORY SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 201 875,00
Address
Plaza Pablo Ruiz Picasso 1
28020 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 96 875,00
Address
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 60 312,50
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOFIA ENERGY CENTRE LTD
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 137 750,00
Address
Galitchitsa 37 Entr 2 2nd Floor
1164 Sofia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 173 125,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 125 000,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00