Reducing the Energy Consumption of Residents by Behavioural Changes

For buildings, there is still an energy reduction potential of up to 30 %, which can be materialized partly by behavioral changes among residents without reducing comfort levels. The BewareE project aimed at stimulating this change of attitude and at enhancing the implementation of "energy services" in cooperation with housing organizations and companies, drawing on "good practice examples" from EU and national projects. This project generated a database of energy services to be disseminated among housing organizations and companies, public and private energy service providers. Finally the scientists published an English brochure for stakeholders.
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BewareE – Reducing the Energy Consumption of Residents by Behavioural Changes
2007 - 2010
EACI Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EIE/07/242/SI2.467624 – BewareE)
  • IVAM (Amsterdam, Niederlande)
  • EifER (Karlsruhe, Deutschland/Frankreich)
  • NASMET (San Sebastián, Spanien
  • BBU Berlin-Brandenburgischer Wohnungsverband
  • BFW Bundesverband Freier Wohnungsunternehmen
  • GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungsunternehmen

Overview

Households are responsible for 30 % of the total energy consumption in Europe despite of the upgrading of buildings undertaken during the last decades in order to improve energy performance. For buildings, there is still an energy reduction potential of up to 30 %, which can be materialized partly by behavioral changes among residents without reducing comfort levels.

The beneficiaries should be tenants and residents. Together with several institutional partners, both private and public, best practice examples for energy services will be promoted through actors’ workshops, in-house workshops at companies, lectures, publications and a manual.

The IZT is the project leader of BewareE. Our European Partners are IVAM (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), EifER (Karlsruhe, Germany/France) and INASMET (San Sebastián, Spain). National Partners of the project are the BBU Berlin-Brandenburgischer Wohnungsverband, the BFW Bundesverband Freier Wohnungsunternehmen and the GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungsunternehmen.

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