Although most of the strategies to achieve energy efficiency in buildings focus on technical mitigation measures, to reach the ambitious goals on Low Carbon set by EU and Alpine Strategy (EUSALP), both structural and soft approaches shall be considered complementarily across the Alpine Space.
THE4BEES focuses on the behavioural changes of users in public buildings needed to achieve reduction of energy consumption. Such changes will be originated by the use of innovative ICT applications developed by a transnational ecosystem. Those applications will be used by the target groups in the demonstration sites (schools, houses, factories) to encourage behavioural changes for energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction.
The project is based on the hypothesis that “Who consumes energy are people, not just buildings”. Therefore, the project focuses on the behavioural changes of energy consumers needed to reduce energy consumption.
Applications will then be tested by users themselves in public buildings, later measuring the energy savings they make.
Draft policies will also be implemented to guide policy makers in implementing energy performance standards. The objective is to address the problem of energy saving, fuel poverty, with soft measures, alongside the structural measures for the construction/renovation of buildings.
Total budget: € 2.694.646,65 (€ 2.290.449,00 ERDF)
Lisa Cosmi from CSI – Italy