Case Studies: Examining Energy Efficiency Success Stories

Energy efficiency is a pressing issue today, as the world faces the reality of climate change. With this in mind, we have collected a series of case studies that showcase successful energy efficiency initiatives. These stories highlight what can be achieved when people work together to make a difference.

Case Study 01: The Green Energy Train A

The Hague, 2001-2003

The Green Energy Train A is a demand-driven project based on live energy. It was designed to promote energy-saving behaviour among households in the Netherlands. By using a real-life train as a mobile classroom, the project aimed to educate people on energy efficiency in a fun and interactive way.


A Demand-Driven Approach to Energy Efficiency
Promoting Energy-Saving Behaviour
Educating Through an Interactive Mobile Classroom
Case Study 03: Social Housing Energy Efficiency

Budapest, 2005

The Social Housing Energy Efficiency renovation programme aimed to improve energy efficiency in apartment blocks in Hungary. The programme focused on retrofitting and modernising the buildings, reducing energy consumption and bills for households. It was a government-led initiative with support from the European Union.


Improving Energy Efficiency in Apartment Blocks
Government-Led Initiative Supported by the EU
Retrofitting and Modernising Buildings to Reduce Energy Consumption
Case Study 05: Ilmari

National, 2002-2007

Ilmari is a climate change and energy information programme for schools in Finland. Its goal is to raise awareness among students about the importance of energy efficiency and to encourage them to make a positive impact. The programme provides schools with information and tools to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint.


Raising Awareness about Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Encouraging Students to Make a Positive Impact
Providing Information and Tools to Reduce Energy Consumption
Case Study 07: EcoTopTen

National, 2004-2010

EcoTopTen is a German initiative that promotes sustainable products and sustainable consumption in the mass market. The initiative provides consumers with information and advice on how to make more environmentally-friendly choices. By doing so, it aims to reduce the environmental impact of everyday products and services.


Promoting Sustainable Products and Sustainable Consumption
Providing Information and Advice to Consumers
Reducing the Environmental Impact of Everyday Products and Services
Case Study 09: CIS Solar Tower

Manchester, 2004

The CIS Solar Tower is an office building in Manchester that uses solar power as its primary source of energy. The building features a solar facade and a solar thermal installation, which generate electricity and heat for the building. The project aimed to demonstrate that it is possible to create sustainable, energy-efficient buildings in urban areas.


Using Solar Power as a Primary Source of Energy
A Sustainable Building in an Urban Area
Generating Electricity and Heat with Solar Technology
Case Study 11: Contracting in Rommerskirchen

Rommerskirchen, 2000

The Contracting in Rommerskirchen project aimed to improve energy efficiency in a small municipality in Germany. The project involved energy performance contracting, which allowed the municipality to implement energy-saving measures without incurring any upfront costs. The project was a success, resulting in significant energy savings and cost reductions.


Improving Energy Efficiency in a Small Municipality
Energy Performance Contracting
Achieving Energy Savings and Cost Reductions

Case Study 13: Taupukas Awareness Campaign

In Lithuania, the Taupukas awareness campaign was designed to raise energy awareness in the residential sector from 1997-1999. The campaign aimed to reduce the energy consumption of households by providing information on energy efficiency measures and encouraging changes in behavior.

The Taupukas campaign was successful in promoting energy efficiency in the residential sector, with a significant increase in public awareness of energy-saving measures. The campaign involved a range of activities, such as seminars, exhibitions, and media campaigns, to engage with the public.

The campaign’s success can be attributed to its strong messaging and approachable style. It communicated complex energy efficiency concepts in a clear and concise manner, and engaged with the public in a way that was relatable and easy to understand. The campaign also made use of practical demonstrations, such as energy-saving light bulbs, to help people visualize how energy efficiency measures could work in practice.

Overall, the Taupukas awareness campaign was a valuable initiative that helped to raise awareness about energy efficiency in Lithuania’s residential sector. It served as a model for similar campaigns in other countries and demonstrated the potential of targeted awareness-raising campaigns to drive behavior change and promote sustainable living.

If you’re looking to promote energy efficiency measures in your community, consider taking inspiration from the Taupukas awareness campaign. By crafting strong and engaging messages and making use of practical demonstrations, you can inspire people to take action and make a positive difference in their lives and the environment.