In the face of an ever-growing energy demand but finite resources, efficiency is imperative. Technological solutions abound and some cities excel in energy efficient spatial planning. Great efforts are still needed, however, to get all the citizens, officials and private companies on board to better capture the vast potential for energy savings in each and every community, industry, workplace or household. In addition to the technological and structural changes that together set the needed transformation processes into motion, human behaviour is the element which helps sustain all the efforts to save energy.
The report at hand presents concrete examples, tools and methods for conducting behavioural energy efficiency interventions in city contexts. This report is meant to serve as an introduction into the realm of behavioural energy efficiency interventions, their planning, realization and evaluation. The report is part of the PLEEC project – “Planning for Energy Efficient Cities” – funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme, that has applied an integrative approach to achieve the sustainable, energy efficient, smart city.
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