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Measuring the true impact of research

ENERGISE researchers Dr Henrike Rau (LMU Munich), Dr Frances Fahy and Dr Gary Goggins (NUI Galway), were invited to write a contribution for the London School of Economics Impact Blog

SCORAI and SCORAI Europe newsletters

SCORAI, and its European partner, SCORAI Europe, both have regular newsletter which provide updates on sustainable consumption related events, research, papers and other issues of general interest. They provide a good opportunity to network for academics as well as practitioners to forge connections and work together to address challenges at the interface of material consumption, human fulfilment, lifestyle satisfaction, and macroeconomic and technological change.

The SmarterLabs project

The SmarterLabs project, led by Maastricht University, advances the Living Lab approach to better anticipate upscaling and social inclusion.

save@work: lesson learnt for changing energy use behaviour in public buildings

In September the save@work project was concluded in the 9 participating European countries. During the project, altogether 176 public buildings in Europe participated in an energy saving campaign and competition. The research-based methodology of the project considered the theory of interpersonal behaviour, combined top-down and bottom-up approaches and recognized the importance of groups and community building. Energy was saved through changing everyday behaviour and practices.

Future Visions of European Citizens led to Research Scenarios

GreenDependent Institute and ARC Fund both participate in the CIMULACT H2020 project which engaged several thousands of citizens and stakeholders in the co-creation of European research agendas based on real, validated and shared visions, needs and demands in 30 European countries. Having conducted two workshops and an online consultation in each participating country the following energy – thus ENERGISE – related topics were outlined within the total of 23 research scenarios:

save@work project reports by GreenDependent

New report available from ENERGISE partner GreenDependent on the evaluation, outcomes and research-based methodology of the save@work project (saving energy at the workplace through changes in behaviour and everyday practice).
Evaluation has been an integral part of the save@work project both for internal learning and for sharing its outcomes to facilitate the development of successful behaviour change project. You can find the report (summary, full, ppt) in various formats at the link.

GreenDependent projects in UNEP report

The EnergyNeighbourhoods programme, along with one of GreenDependent's previous programme - fostering and communicating sustainable lifestyles - Small Footprint, included in UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) report published at the end of 2016.