The Kingston University ENERGISE team led a SHAPE ENERGY Think Piece writing workshop at Kingston Business School on 7th December 2017.
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.
NUI Galway recently hosted two PhD interns in collaboration with the H2020 SHAPE ENERGY and ENERGISE projects. Pasi Toivanen, from the University of Tampere, Finland, is currently completing a PhD, which focuses on the ”carbon lock-ins” of the Finnish energy system. His work is part of the EL-TRAN research project, funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland.
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.
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:
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.
Dr Frances Fahy was appointed to the Board of the European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production at the ERSCP General Assembly which took place on the 3rd October 2017 in Greece. Dr Fahy is the Lead Coordinator of the H2020 ENERGISE project and she will commence in the ERSCP role on January 1st 2018.
Urb@Exp project, led by Maastricht University, launches LAB kit for urban labs
ACE Retrofitting project, led by Energy Cities, supported by Maastricht University
Closing the 6th season of the EnergyNeighbourhoods programme in Hungary: saving energy is relevant in disadvantaged households as well
The mayor and the cleaner cooperate to save energy: the conclusion of the European save@work campaign
How much energy can a building save with a little help from the employee’s?
Quite a lot it would seem!
Teams from 8 European countries came together in Brussels during European Sustainable Energy Week to discover which of them managed to save the most energy following a year-long behaviour change, energy saving competition for public sector employee’s.