SAVES2 is a H2020 project that builds on a previous IEE funded project, SAVES, that expanded the Student Switch Off campaign from the National Union of Students in the UK to 4 other EU countries.
The project commenced in May 2017 and will last for 42 months. National Union of Students (UK) is the lead organisation and the consortium incorporates 11 partners from 8 countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania, and the UK).
SAVES2 aims to 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 (via an inter-halls energy-saving competition called Student Switch Off) and in the private-rented sector (via an engagement programme called SAVES).
The project will highlight the significant benefits that smart meters can have for students – as a way for students to get control of their energy usage and identify energy wastage in their private-rented sector property.