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Valuing and Communicating Multiple Benefits of Energy-Efficiency Measures


Progress report (period months 1 to 9)

All major findings of the project until the publication date will be presented in this report.

Literature review

Scientific working paper with the literature review on multiple benefits in industry with a focus on how a multiple benefits approach can increase the uptake of energy-efficiency in organisations

Strategic communication and dissemination plan

Borg & Co with eceee and BPIE, with input and support from all partners, will develop and execute an external strategic communication and dissemination plan. This plan will define key target audiences and stakeholder groups of focus, including energy auditors/consultants, leading EU industry/buildings stakeholders and businesses (to inform and test the multiple benefits toolkit), relevant trade organisations, energy-efficiency networks and training organisations, etc, as well as the best tools to reach them. Communication strategies and dissemination approaches will be developed for each target audience and key stakeholder group. These will describe specific audience/stakeholder communication objectives, tailored content to be developed, channels and channel development. The plan will specify partner roles and responsibilities for execution and for maintaining consistency and high quality communications. It will include a timeline of key actions and be updated during the project lifetime. It will also include the project identity (logo, color schemes) and guidelines, as well as templates for Word documents, PPTs and some website design ideas. The plan will be developed and updated throughout the project to reflect project objectives and priorities, as informed by the stakeholder consultation process (WP7) and other work packages.

Engagement Strategy

A strategy will be developed to engage with stakeholders focusing around three key stages: 1. Informing them of the projects, its aims and objectives, and how it could benefit them 2. Consulting stakeholders around aspects of the methodology, training and proposed toolkits 3. Working with stakeholders to apply the project results within their organisations, in order to maximise uptake of the developed tools.

Guidelines for protocols, interventions and evaluations

The guidelines for protocols, interventions and evaluations will ensure a consistent methodological background for the latter tasks.

Quality assurance plan and risk management plan

This document presents the project's plans for quality assurance and risk management.

Training materials in national languages

The training materials we be made available in the national languages of the implementation countries.

Project website

Objectives of the website include: • Promote project visibility across the EU and with key audience and stakeholder groups • Market and support communications and dissemination activities including events and conferences • Contain a library of project reports and outputs including training materials, webinars, tools, etc • Highlight project news, milestones, media coverage and linkages with other EU-funded projects and relevant industry initiatives • Include all project newsletters, as well as a newsletter subscription button • Have the Twitter account embedded

Final version of the questionnaire

A semi-standardised questionnaire will be designed. This will enable a range of quantitative and qualitative data to be collected, with key data harmonized, but with the flexibility to ensure important company-specific details are gathered. The questionnaire will be extensively pre-tested and revised prior to implementation, with feedback sought from practitioners and policy-makers, amongst other stakeholders.

MBs Identification and Evaluation Tools

The Evaluation Toolkit will include analytical tools enabling energy-efficiency professionals to identify, categorize, evaluate and quantify the MBs benefits of energy-efficiency projects. The Evaluation Toolkit will be used ex-ante, i.e. in the first identification and planning stage of energy-efficiency investment projects. It will be made available in the form of a software that integrates MBs categorization and the various analyses to be made in a systematic and easy way, including a financial spreadsheet to properly include both energy benefits and MBs in investment appraisal. The Evaluation Toolkit will also include a monitoring and control tool to check MBs ex-post, i.e. after the implementation of the projects, to verify results and keep track of projects.

MBs Communication Tools

- a “decision-making map” enabling energy experts to consider key aspects of the decisional context when conceiving and planning their energy-efficiency projects. - useful influential and motivational techniques to guide organisational behaviour (whether at corporate level, department level or individual level).

Serious Game

• The serious game will be developed with the open source platform Wegas • Introduction of content of the game (characters behavior, emails, and son on) • free hosting for all the project duration and 3 years after project termination for all members of the projects who should need access

Minutes of Train-the-Trainer event

The minutes of the train the trainer event will document the training efforts.

Print materials

Print materials including at least one poster and one-two folders/brochures to disseminate project information at conferences and events

Training Tools

• A User Manual to facilitate comprehension and use of Evaluation and Communication Tools by practitioners.

Database of stakeholders, sorted by type

In order to achieve the widest possible influence, the consortium will garner its collective intelligence concerning organisations and experts operating in the target audience groups and establish a secure database of contacts comprising: • Owners and end users in industry, real estate and the public sector estate • Property managers • Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) • Associations and organisations representing the above bodies • Energy auditors and assessors

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Value multiple benefits - Improve energy efficiency!

Author(s): Rohde, Clemens; Cooremans, Catherine
Published in: ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry 2019. Proceedings, 2019

Play the game: Learning about energy efficiency can be fun - seriously!

Author(s): Cooremans, Catherine; Jaccard, Dominique; Hulaas, Jarle; Rohde, Clemens
Published in: eceee Summer Study 2019. Proceedings : Summer Study on energy efficiency: Is efficient sufficient?, 2019

Multiple benefits of energy efficiency at the firm level: A literature review

Author(s): Killip, Gavin; Fawcett, Tina; Cooremans, Catherine; Crijns-Graus, Wina; Krishnan, S., Vosswinkel, F.
Published in: eceee Summer Study 2019. Proceedings : Summer Study on energy efficiency: Is efficient sufficient?, 2019