Offices and SMEs

Changing energy use behaviour at the workplace
Country: 
Lithuania
Target Group: 
Offices and SMEs

The project aims to reduce energy consumption in office buildings by influencing employees' behaviour. Office buildings often have modern technical infrastructure, but the behaviour of employees may prevent potential energy savings. People tends to use energy more wastefully at work than they do at home, as most often they have no financial incentive to save energy at their workplaces. Therefore, there is quite a challenge to find ways to encourage people to save energy at their workplace.

Full report: 
Importance: 
4
Quality: 
3
iStock_000011362923XSmall.jpgOffices and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have large potentials for energy saving. Non-residential buildings are constructed for shorter lifetimes than residential ones, and this is often reflected in lower building quality and energy standards.
Quality: 
4
Importance: 
5
Renovate a landmark building using solar panels
Country: 
UK
Target Group: 
Offices and SMEs
City/Region: 
Manchester
Date: 
2004 - 2006
The CIS Solar Tower project is a renewable energy initiative iin Manchester established by the Co-operative Financial Service (CFS) in 2004. The project aimed to resolve the damaged building structure of the tower. In cooperation with the organisation’s ethos and business strategy, it had decided to adopt the solar photovoltaic panels to resolve the problematic issue.
Quality: 
4
Importance: 
4
Competition for energy savings in office buildings through changes in employee behaviour
Country: 
Europe
Target Group: 
Offices and SMEs
City/Region: 
EU-wide
Date: 
2004
Energy Trophy (ET) is an EU-wide programme in the form of a competition for energy savings in office buildings, by changing employee behaviour. The goal of the programme is to reduce energy consumption specifically through behavioural change within organisations which does not require investments into energy saving devices. However, low cost investments such as compact fluorescent light bulbs and timers are permitted.
Quality: 
5
Importance: 
4
Certification and management scheme to reduce CO2 and resource consumption in offices
Country: 
Finland
Target Group: 
Offices and SMEs
Date: 
2002
Green Office is a programme operated by WWF Finland. The aim of the programme is to offer offices a simplified environmental management and certification system, with a special focus on CO2 emissions. The ultimate goal of the programme is to combat climate change through energy efficiency and renewables, reduce natural resource use, and promote sustainable lifestyles through enhanced employee awareness.
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