Households / consumers

Training volunteers to engage, enthuse and support local residents in practical action on climate change
Country: 
UK
Target Group: 
Municipalities / Local communities
Households / consumers

The aim of Energy Academy project is to recruit a force of 10-15 volunteers who are willing to be trained by the sustainable development charity, Action for Sustainable Living (AfSL), in engaging, enthusing and supporting local residents taking practical action on climate change. The volunteers will operate in the Greater Manchester borough of Trafford, and in doing so also refer people to the domestic energy efficiency services offered by the Greater Manchester ‘spoke’ of the national Energy Savings Trust Advice Centre (GM ESTAC) network.

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Importance: 
4
Quality: 
3
Promoting energy efficiency investments in multiapartment blocks by engaging residents and supporting joint decisions
Country: 
Latvia
Target Group: 
Owners of houses, buildings or apartments
Households / consumers

”Our project aims to improve the energy efficiency of multi-apartment buildings in the towns of Cēsis and Sigulda by renovation and insulation” says Agris Kamenders from Ekodoma. Due to a low energy efficiency of the Latvian building stock in general, the government provides 40% co-financing for renovations that increase the efficiency of a building by at least 20%. “This means that the residents have to pay 60% of the renovation costs themselves.

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Importance: 
4
Quality: 
4
Raise awareness of and find solutions for climate change in local households
Country: 
Hungary
Target Group: 
Households / consumers
Climate Club aimed at involving Godollo households to raise awareness of climate change issues in households, establish links between climate change and household consumption, and create a sense of responsibility in households.
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Importance: 
4
Quality: 
5
Das Projekt unterstützt junge Menschen darin
Country: 
Germany
Target Group: 
Schools
Households / consumers

 Das Projekt Energiespardetektive hat zum Ziel, Wissen über Energiesparmaßnahmen und Verhaltensänderungen durch klare, positive Botschaften in Haushalten zu verbreiten. Das Projekt möchte junge Menschen motivieren und darin unterstützen „Energiespardetektive“ zu werden, die auf ihren eigenen Energieverbrauch und den Energieverbrauch ihrer Familien und Nachbarn achten. Das Energiespardetektive Projekt ist Teil des EU Projekts „Mein Haus spart“.

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Promoting energy efficiency investments in a residential area in Finland by engaging residents collectively
Country: 
Finland
Target Group: 
Owners of houses, buildings or apartments
Households / consumers

The aim of the project was to promote energy efficiency in existing houses.  It was run by Enespa Ltd, Finland's smallest and oldest energy service company (ESCO). Enespa wanted to explore the possibilities to develop a full service package for residential energy efficiency investments. The focus was on existing detached houses and heating systems upgrades. In particular, the pilot explored the possibilities to develop a shared heating infrastructure for multiple houses.

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iStock_000008784559XSmall2.jpgHouseholds consume about one third of energy used by final consumers in the EU, with space heating/cooling and the use of appliances causing the largest consumption share. Household energy consumption is largely driven by the growing number of dwellings, m2 per person and appliances/electronic devices.
Quality: 
3.5
Importance: 
5
Promotion and knowledge networking on energy saving measures in apartment buildings
Country: 
Estonia
Target Group: 
Owners of houses, buildings or apartments
Households / consumers
Date: 
2005 - 2007
KredEx was established in 2001 by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications with a purpose to improve the financing opportunities of small and medium-sized companies, manage credit risks connected with export, enable people to build or renovate a home, apartment house and develop energy-saving way of thinking, thus change their behavioural habits towards improved energy efficiency.
Attract citizens to sign up to a Climate Change Pledge with information and marketing to encourage less carbon-intensive lifestyles
Country: 
UK
Target Group: 
Households / consumers
City/Region: 
Greater Manchester
Date: 
2005 - 2008
The Manchester is my Planet Pledge Campaign is an attitude and behaviour change programme that forms part of the wider Manchester is my Planet Climate Change Programme which has operated across the city-region of Greater Manchester since 2005. This programme evolved from the Manchester: Green Energy Revolution (M:GER) feasibility study which took place took place over 2004-2005.
Produce information on participants' personal climate impacts and promote public awarness
Country: 
Hungary
Target Group: 
Households / consumers
Date: 
2005
Carbonarium is an NGO in Hungary that was founded in 2005 with the main aim of decreasing its members’ CO2 emissions and also increasing climate change awareness of the general population.
State-wide campaign to create awareness of standby energy among consumers and retailers
Country: 
Germany
Target Group: 
Manufacturers / retailers
Households / consumers
City/Region: 
State of Schleswig-Holstein
Date: 
2000 - 2002
In 2000 a campaign to address stand-by consumption of household appliances that make a up a significant share of household electricity consumption was started. The campaign was called Aus.Wirklich aus? (Off. Really off?) and was meant to be a pilot project for a larger, country-wide campaign. The campaign was based on a two-pronged strategy, based on mass media on the one hand and appliance retailers on the other hand. There was a mass media campaign, mainly in newspapers and radio spots, backed up by a cinema spot.
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