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European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation (ENGAGER)

European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation (ENGAGER) is a research network funded via the European Co-operation in Science and Technology (COST) scheme. It aims to develop and grow an international community of researchers and practitioners focused on combating energy poverty. ENGAGER runs until December 2022. The network (also called ‘Action’ by COST) involves more than 60 representatives of, inter alia, universities, research institutes, governments, businesses, advocacy groups and think tanks from at least 30 different countries. The Action operates across disciplinary domains that have rarely communicated to date, having mobilised significant numbers of researchers and activists from countries where energy poverty rates are high but the issue is under-represented in the public polity. ENGAGER is organised in four work packages focusing on, respectively, knowledge integration, measurement frameworks, knowledge exchange and socio-technical innovation. Its principal activities include organising and supporting international conferences, workshops, exchanges and study visits; as well as producing scientific outputs and policy briefs.

Family intelligent Energy Saving Target Action (FIESTA)

Tags: BehaviourChildren

The project (IEE/13/624) aims to help families with children save energy at home, acting on their electricity consumption behaviour and appliance-purchasing decisions through a comprehensive programme, including an energy audit tool and energy efficiency guide for households. Energy Help Desks have been created in 14 cities, and specific support measures have been devised, including workshops for schools & social housing residents, as well as cooling solutions retailers & installers, and home energy efficiency lotteries and consumer purchasing groups.

ICT enabled BEhavioral change ToWards Energy EfficieNt lifestyles (InBETWEEN)

Tags: Social housingSmart metersBehaviour

inBETWEEN simultaneously assists users to identify energy waste, learn how they can conserve energy and motivate them to act. The inBetween solution will help users integrate their building’s connected devices and systems with advanced energy analytics and optimisation services to create a comprehensive recommendation and feed-back solution which will facilitate further behaviour change towards more energy and cost efficient daily routines. This solution will be tested (among others) in 44 social housing apartments in France.

Less Energy More OpportuNities (LEMON)

Tags: Social housing

This project targets the energy retrofit of private and public dwellings in the social housing sector of two regions of Emilia-Romagna by establishing an innovative financing approach, which applies an energy performance contracting (EPC) model combined with a new "green lease" concept based on the improved energy performance of the housing units (Energy Performance Tenancy Agreement - EPTA). It envisages to trigger sustainable energy investments of €15.29 million in 622 dwellings.

Reduced Energy use And Change Habits (REACH)

This project contributed to energy poverty abatement at the practical and structural level by empowering energy poor households to take actions to save energy and change their habits, and by establishing energy poverty as an issue that demands structural solutions. In cooperation with social actors who helped to identify the energy poor households, energy advisors carried out 1,600 home visits and distributed tailor-made advice, and post-visit support to energy poor households. It was expected that REACH will achieve energy savings of nearly 300 toe/year.

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