The H2020 Penny Project - Psychological social & financial barriers to energy efficiency - applies a behavioural science approach to better understand individual behaviour in the domain of energy efficiency. In particular, the project seeks to advance the understanding of consumer decisions in relation to both the use of energy and the adoption of energy-efficient technologies.
Post date: 23 jun 2020
#4 newsletter is out!
Contents included are:
Rebound behaviours, nudges, competition: energy saving is a matter of mindset
Nudging energy saving behaviours
#eTEACHERatHOME: tips to save energy and money, lockdown or not
How to stay energy-efficient, healthy and productive in times of lockdown
How can ICT solutions contribute to the energy-behavioural change? (webinar)
Last trends in energy-saving applications
Post date: 18 mei 2020
Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.
The Future Envelope 13 – Conference on Building Envelopes
Post date: 15 apr 2020
"A good decision is based on knowledge." – Plato
Stay tuned and well informed via U-CERT project's discreet emailings about a possible next step for the national Energy Performance Certification schemes leveraging:
Set of EPB standards;
Smart Readiness Indicator;
Check out this 1st U-CERT newsletter for wrapping your mind around the ambitious endeavours of U-CERT team.
Post date: 15 apr 2020
Important information – OB-20 & Annex 79 to be held online
The IEA Secretariat have given notice that all face-to-face meetings before June are to be changed to an online format, due to the perceived risks of coronavirus. The University of Southampton plan to host the virtual events on the dates and times currently scheduled, and hope to allow these to take place no differently than if they were in-person (with plenaries, break-out sessions, etc.).
Post date: 16 mrt 2020
Utility Business Model Transformation through human-centric behavioural interventions and ICT tools for Energy Efficiency
Post date: 11 dec 2019
Nel realizzare case che consumano meno, o che addirittura producono più energia di quanta ne consumano, sono diverse le variabili da tenere in conto. Per dirne alcune: bisogna capire le tecnologie a disposizione sul mercato, il loro costo e la loro accessibilità, l’ambiente e il clima. Ma c’è un altro aspetto che spesso viene trascurato: come si comporta chi usa l’edificio, da quale cultura proviene e quali abitudini ha?
Post date: 13 nov 2019
Towards a new generation of user-centred Energy Performance Assessment and Certification; facilitated and empowered by the EPB Center
The main aim of U-CERT is to introduce a next generation of user centred certification schemes to value buildings in a holistic and cost-effective manner. This aims to:
Post date: 6 nov 2019
The project REScoop Plus has enabled a better understanding of how consumers change their energy consumption behaviour when they join a renewable energy cooperative, a so-called REScoop. A new online toolbox features coaching tools for individuals to reduce their personal consumption and district heating tools to provide collective heat efficiently. The toolbox is free to use for all interested renewable energy cooperatives.
Post date: 4 okt 2019
While energy efficiency via retrofitting old buildings and giving more control to citizens over their energy demand are part of the Cologne project, just as they are in many other European cities, the CO2 emissions produced by urban traffic are also a major headache.
Cologne has identified four possible solutions that, when implemented, should reduce traffic emissions by a targeted 60%:
Post date: 26 aug 2019