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Students Achieving Valuable Energy Savings 2

Objective

Students Achieving Valuable Energy Savings 2 (SAVES2) will catalyse sustainable energy behaviours among over 219,000 university students in seven countries to help them reduce their exposure to fuel poverty. It incorporates two strands that engage with students living in university accommodation (Student Switch Off) and in the private-rented sector (SAVES).

Student Switch Off is an energy-saving competition that will reach 38,000 students living in 144 dormitories in 14 universities of the partner countries in each academic year from 2017/18 to 2019/20. By identifying and training student ambassadors in each dormitory, and by motivating the ambassadors to encourage their peers to save energy, we will create a race between students in dormitories, each competing to save the most energy and win prizes. It will tap into online student communities through social media, using engaging digital communications (quizzes, photo competitions) to raise awareness of how students can save energy in a fun way. The centrepiece of each competition will be an energy dashboard that updates students in near-real time on the performance and position of their dormitory in the competition – providing feedback and encouraging further action.

The private-rented sector engagement work (SAVES) will reach over 100,000 students when they are looking for, moving into and living in the private-rented sector. It will enable students to make better informed decisions at the point at which they are selecting a rental property – thereby routing purchase decisions towards higher efficiency properties. SAVES2 will incorporate national-level partnerships with smart meter delivery agencies to develop student-focused communication materials highlighting the benefits of smart meters. It will provide ongoing advice and support to students via energy-efficiency and bill management training, peer-to-peer advice sharing via video blogs and regular e-mail and social media communications.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-CSA
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS (UNITED KINGDOM)
Address
Gray S Inn Road 275 Macadam House
WC1X 8QB London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 379 234,96

Participants (10)

RESEAU DES UNIVERSITES DES CAPITALES DE L'EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 59 005,69
Address
Rue D Egmont 11
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 880,69
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOVISUM LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 81 447,63
Address
Innovation Centre 49 Oxford Street
LE1 5XY Leicester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 117 341,94
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 82 222,46
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 96 989,96
Address
Avenue Panepistimiou 2109 Aglantzi
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNION OF STUDENTS IN IRELAND MEMBERS' SERVICES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 271 549,96
Address
Ceann Aras Na Mac Leinn Portview House York Road Ringsend
D04V9Y9 Dublin 4
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 77 877,46
Address
Sauletekio Al 11
10223 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 170 961,21
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 45 388,71
Address
Bul Tzar Osvoboditel 15
1504 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments