case studies list for energy efficiency

  •  environment

Lahti Energy Choice: supporting citizens’ choices for more energy efficient buildings

The project ‘Energy Choice’, was launched by the city of Lahti in 2016 to encourage citizens to renovate their properties through providing information on the potential financial and CO2 savings as a result of adopting energy-efficient solutions.

case study

case study date : 11-05-2020

  •  environment

Mur|Mur : Retrofitting private buildings to reduce energy consumption

Mur|Mur is a major private housing renovation scheme developed by Grenoble Metropole. The first campaign aimed at reducing energy consumption through the retrofitting of condominiums built between 1945 and 1975. 4,467 dwellings in 84 condominiums were renovated, and in total 173 condominiums benefited from tailored support because of Mur|Mur from 2010 to 2014. The renovations resulted in 5,200 tonnes of saved CO2 emissions, which translates to savings of €135-250 per year.

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case study date : 11-05-2020

  •  environment

Dublin, think energy

Think Energy encourages energy efficiency by working on two linked fronts: To provide information so people can make intelligent choices about energy use, and to change the culture around energy saving. This case study deals with a one-year campaign in Dublin’s civic offices and a permanent measure of equipping public libraries with ‘energy savings kits.'

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case study date : 22-01-2020

  •  knowledge society

Bristol’s Smart Homes

Bristol has taken community engagement to the next level to encourage and enable citizens to test tomorrow’s energy technology today. Its co-developed smart appliances project is helping households save money, communities build capacity and the city explore new energy systems and their impact on fuel poverty and carbon emissions.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  environment

No debts for energy in Almere

The municipality coordinates between different administrations and suppliers to prevent vulnerable households from getting into debt from their energy supply. People receive financial and energy counselling, and social housing units are equipped with solar panels to generate energy at a reduced cost.

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case study date : 25-03-2019

  •  environment

Energy efficiency interventions for public buildings and lighting systems in Turin

The municipality has undertaken a fruitful collaboration with the University Politecnico of Turin to collect data on energy consumption and costs for the city building stock, with the aim of making more efficient technical and policy decisions. Renovation of public buildings and substitution of public lighting bulbs with LEDs are among the first actions implemented.

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case study date : 14-03-2019

  •  environment

Barcelona's Energy Advice Points. Being cold at home is not normal. Energy is your right.

The Energy Advice Points are a Barcelona City Council service that offers the necessary information, assistance and intervention for people to exercise their energy rights and prevents companies from denying them access to basic utilities.

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case study date : 07-01-2019

  •  environment

Berlin's innovative wastewater heat recovery for the swimming pool on Sachsendamm

In the framework of the climate protection agreement with the Berlin Senate, the municipal water company, Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB – Berlin water company), was searching for innovative renewable energy sources. Through the installation of a heat pump, they now recover heat from the city’s wastewater systems and use it for a local swimming pool.

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case study date : 24-08-2018

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Cities in action: Boosting electromobility, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, a frontrunner in stimulating the use of electric cars, is capitalising on the large datasets from its public charging points to influence policy decisions. Data analysis is enabling the efficient roll out of its charging infrastructure and progress towards its goal of being an emission free city by 2025.

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case study date : 05-10-2016

  •  environment

Cities in action: Utrecht's City Talks on Sustainable Energy

Utrecht initiated a democratic experiment to share and broaden responsibility for creating an energy plan to help it become climate neutral by 2030. Entrusting this task to citizens has shaken up traditional thinking, generated novel ideas and created ambassadors for sustainable energy.

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case study date : 01-03-2016