Casestudies

Case Study 01: The Green Energy Train A

A demand driven approach based on 'Live Energy' 2001-2003, The Hague households The Netherlands  Download summary (43.72 kB)  Download full case (162.04 kB)  Summary of the case This case study focuses on the implementation of the Green Energy Train programme in apartment buildings in the neighbourhood of Leijenburg in The Hague. The Green Energy Train project took place between September 2001 and May 2003 and targeted 228 households in eight apartment blocks.

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Case Study 02: The Green Energy Train B

A demand driven approach based on 'Live Energy' 2001-2003, Leidsche Rijn households The Netherlands Download summary (60.05 kB)  Download full case (215.23 kB)  Summary of the case The Green Energy Train project ran from November 1st 2001 till May 1st 2003 in Leidsche Rijn, a new district of Utrecht municipality, the Netherlands. The target group consisted of tenants of social housing that had moved into newly built houses. The project targeted energy-relevant behaviour at the household level.

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Case Study 03: Social Housing Energy Efficiency

Renovation Programme (Apartment Block Renovation Programme) 2005, Budapest households Hungary Download summary (70.9 kB)  Download full case (183.81 kB)  Summary of the case Social Housing Energy Efficiency Renovation Programme (SHEER) is carried out by the D.V.D. company located in Budapest, Hungary. Established in 2005, the company has developed a Global Environmental Social Business (GESB) mechanism and completed energy efficiency renovations in around 45 pre-fabricated apartment blocks in Budapest and other Hungarian cities.

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Case Study 04: Green Office

A simplified environmental management and certification system 2003-, Finland offices Finland Download summary (56.43 kB)  Download full case (255.79 kB)  Summary of the case Green Office is a programme operated by WWF Finland. The aim of the programme is to offer offices a simplified environmental management and certification system, with a special focus on CO2 emissions. The ultimate goal of the programme is to combat climate change through energy efficiency and renewables, re-duce natural resource use, and promote sustainable lifestyles through enhanced employee awareness.

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Case Study 05: Ilmari

A climate change and energy information programme for schools. 2002-2007, national schools Finland  Download summary (50.1 kB)  Download full case (143.77 kB)  Summary of the case Ilmari, a climate change and energy information project, aims to enlighten primary, secondary and high school students and teachers about climate change and their role as human beings; young people shall be involved in conversations and receive support in their projects.

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Case Study 06: EnERLIn

European Efficient Residential Lighting Initiative 2006-2008, Jelgava multiple target groups Latvia Download summary (45.52 kB)  Download full case (234.39 kB)  Summary of the case In the context of the European Union efforts to find cost-effective solutions to reduce CO2 emissions and combat climate changes, European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) was carried out. During its implementation, cost-effective actions that contribute to CO2 reduction and residential lighting were identified as an important activity area.

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Case Study 07: EcoTopTen

Promote sustainable products and sustainable consumption in the mass market 2004-2010, national households Germany  Download summary (37.41 kB)  Download full case (205.47 kB)  Summary of the case The EcoTopTen (ETT) initiative (www.ecotopten.de) is an innovation and communication system for sustainable products and sustainable consumption started by the Oeko-Institut in Germany. The ETT initiative started its first phase (phase 1) with two interlinked but separate parts – the ETT research and development project on sustainable products, and the ETT consumer information campaign.

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Case Study 08: Energy Trophy

A competition for energy savings in office buildings. 2004-2005 offices EU-wide  Download summary (57.46 kB)  Download full case (238.11 kB)  Summary of the case Energy Trophy (ET) is an EU-wide programme sponsored by the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Progamme, the German Federal Environmental Agency and Ecoperl. The programme takes the form of a competition for energy savings, specifically in office buildings, by the change of employee behaviour.

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Case Study 09: CIS Solar Tower

Using solar power in an office tower 2004- Manchester offices UK  Download summary (74.17 kB)  Download full case (172.37 kB) Summary of the case The CIS Solar Tower project is a renewable energy initiative established by the Co-operative Financial Service (CFS) in Britain in 2004. The project aimed to resolve the damaged building structure, which had existed six months after the building was built in 1962. In cooperation with the organisation’s ethos and business strategy, it had decided to adopt the solar photovoltaic panels to resolve the problematic issue.

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Case Study 10: Energy Expert

Voluntary residents trained to be 'energy experts' 1996- Finland households, multi-apartment buildings Finland  Download summary (57.43 kB)  Download full case (141.4 kB)  Summary of the case Energy expert is as programme co-ordinated by the Centre for Energy Efficiency (Motiva). The aim of the programme is to generate energy efficiency at the household level by training ordinary people to act as energy experts within the dwellings they live, whether it is rental or owner-occupied housing.

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Case Study 11: Contracting in Rommerskirchen

Energy performance contracting in a small municipality 2000- Rommerskirchen municipalities Germany  Download summary (75.09 kB)  Download full case (196.1 kB) Summary of the case The energy consumption in the buildings of the municipality of Rommerskirchen was constantly rising. First attempts to regulate the controllers of the system did not succeed. The consultancy of the EnergyAgency.NRW brought up the idea of performance contracting. The real estate of the municipality is quite diverse, like schools, fire brigade buildings, public swimming pool, multifunctional event hall, gyms, etc.

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Case Study 12: Multi-apartment Modernization

Energy modernisation of multi-apartment buildings 2004-, Lithuania households, multi-apartment buildings Lithuania Download summary (50.86 kB)  Download full case (209.28 kB)   Summary of the case The 'Modernization of multi-apartment buildings' programme covers one type of buildings: multi-apartment buildings (block of flats). This type of buildings amounts to a major share of the energy consumption and have high energy saving potential. Saving potential takes significant meaning after energy prices became unpredictable.

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Case Study 13: Taupukas awareness campaign

Campaign to raise energy awareness in the residential sector 1997-1999, Lithuania households Lithuania Download summary (75.16 kB)  Download full case (216.25 kB)  Summary of the case Based on the situation of the Lithuanian energy sector in 1997, the idea emerged to raise awareness of energy saving issues in the residential sector in Lithuania. The main idea was to implement an advertisement campaign, revealing the benefits of energy and water reservoir saving.

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Case Study 14: Standby Campaign ‘Off. Really off?‘

A campaign to promote awareness of standby energy use. 2000-2002, Schleswig-Holstein households, retailers Germany  Download summary (48.31 kB)  Download full case (378.94 kB) Summary of the case  In 2000, the Energiestiftung Schleswig Holstein, in cooperation with a marketing agency and the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), started a campaign to address stand-by consumption of household appli-ances that make a up a significant share of household electricity consumption. The campaign was called Aus.

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Case Study 15: Metropolitan Police Energy Efficiency

Programme to promote energy efficiency in the police force. 2008-, London municipalities UK   Download summary (132.6 kB)  Download (226.29 kB)   Summary of the case The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Energy Efficiency Programme is an initiative that aims to improve energy efficiency in relation to already existing MPS buildings and practices. The programme has roots that can be traced to 1991, although its current initiatives in respect of its involvement in London’s Building Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) programme from 2008 are the primary focus here.

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Case Study 16: Climate Watch

Energy education programme for primary and secondary school pupils. 2007-, Hungary schools Hungary  Download summary (77.44 kB)  Download full case (253.16 kB)  Summary of the case The Climate Watch programme was designed, initiated and implemented by the National Society of Conservationists (NSC) in Hungary. The organisation is the local member of Friends of the Earth. NSC is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation that was established in 1989 with the overall objective to “protect nature as a whole and to promote the implementation of sustainable development” .

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Case Study 17: Carbonarium

Association for decreasing its members’ CO2 emissions. 2005-, Hungary households Hungary Download summary (73.37 kB)  Download full case (213.16 kB)   Summary of the case Carbonarium is the name of an association (not-for-profit and non-governmental) in Hungary that was founded at the beginning (spring) of 2005. Carbonarium was founded with the main aim of decreasing its members’ CO2 emissions and also increasing climate change awareness of the general population.

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Case Study 18: Samsø - renewable energy island

An island converts to local renewables, including targets for energy efficiency. 1996-2006 Samsø municipalities Denmark  Download summary (44.67 kB)  Download full case (138.34 kB)   Summary of the case A small Danish island Samsø won the contest to be “Denmark’s Renewable Energy Island” in 1997. It meant that Samsø would be expected to convert all its energy supply to 100% renew-able energy within 10 years. The means to achieve this included: Cuts in consumption and increased efficiency in terms of heat, electricity and transport; Expansion of the district heat-ing supply systems combined with utilization of local biomass resources; Expansion of indi-vidual heating systems using heat pumps, solar heating, biomass-plants and other means; Construction of land-based and offshore wind power plants to cover electricity production.

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Case Study 19: Municipal energy conservation agreements

Municipalities join a voluntary agreement to conduct energy audits, make energy plans and implement cost-effective investments 1997-2005/2007, Finland municipalities Finland  Download summary (79.92 kB)  Download full case (504.08 kB)   Summary of the case The energy conservation agreements (or the voluntary agreements on energy conservation) are framework agreements, under which sector associations undertake to promote energy conservation and encourage their membership to join in the energy conservation agreement scheme.

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Case Study 20: Building energy audits project

Energy audits supported for residential multiapartment buildings. 2003-, Latvia households, building managers Latvia  Download summary (53.42 kB)  Download full case (164.76 kB)  Summary of the case During the last 5 years, the Construction, Energy and Housing State Agency has been providing support for energy audits. The goal of the support is to provide information to end-users about the energy effi-ciency level in their buildings and to promote adequate energy efficient measures.

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Case Study 21: SANIT

On-site home energy consultancy to promote energy renovations. 2005-2008, Ruhr area households Germany  Download summary (47.35 kB)  Download full case (149.07 kB)  Summary of the case The project has the title:”strengthening the regional economy by creation or securing employment in the Ruhr area by independent energy consultancy of private consumers living in or owning old buildings”. It is funded by the region Land Northrhine-Westphalia (NRW) and the EU structural funds and is implemented by the consumer organisation of NRW Verbraucherzentrale NRW.

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Case Study 22: Manchester is my Planet Pledge Campaign

Residents of Manchester are invited to sign a pledge to take action against climate change 2005-, Manchester households, citizens UK  Download summary (82.43 kB)  Download full case (909.52 kB)  Summary of the case The Manchester is my Planet Pledge Campaign is an attitude and behaviour change programme that forms part of the wider Manchester is my Planet Climate Change Programme which has operated across the city-region of Greater Manchester since 2005.

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Case Study 23: KredEx. Energy Efficiency Competence Centre

Energy efficiency advice for multiapartment buildings 2001-, Estonia multiapartment buildings, public buildings Estonia  Download summary (48.14 kB)  Download full case (159.52 kB)  Summary of the case KredEx - Estonian Credit and Guarantee Fund, was established in 2001 by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications with a purpose to improve the financing opportunities of small and medium-sized companies, manage credit risks connected with export, enable people to build or renovate a home, apartment house and develop energy-saving way of thinking, thus change their behavioural habits towards improved energy efficiency.

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Case Study 24: Manchester is my Planet Programme

City-regional programme to combat climate change 2005-, Manchester municipalities UK  Download summary (69.34 kB)  Download full case (285.35 kB)  Summary of the case The programme was initiated by Manchester: Knowledge Capital, which is now responsible for its ongoing management. Manchester is my Planet’s entire programme of activity is driven by a focused and well con-sidered strategy developed in 2005 by a consortium of organisations led by Quantum Strategy & Technol-ogy.

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Case Study 25: Eco n’Home Energy service for European households

Provision of home energy audits 2006-2008, UK, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany and Portugal households Europe  Download summary (46.99 kB)  Download full case (172.74 kB)   Summary of the case  The aim of the European research project Eco n’Home, supported by the IEE (Intelligent Energy Europe) Programme, was to monitor and reduce the energy consumption of 940 households across Europe between January 2006 and December 2008. A second aim was to evaluate current methodologies and deliver a new method for advising households on sustainable energy in their dwelling and travel.

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Case Study 26: Kirklees Warmzone

Municipal support for household insulation and other energy saving measures 2007-2010 households UK, Kirklees   Download summary (253.56 kB)   Download full case (689.08 kB)   The project Warm Zone is currently being implemented in Kirklees, a local authority district in the north-east of England. Warm Zone is large and ambitious in its approach and scope: Kirklees Council and Scottish Power, a large energy company – co-funded the scheme, combining public and industry funding to an impressive £21m.

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Case Study 27: Active Learning

Education for saving energy at school and at home 2006-2008 schools Greece  Download summary (30.71 kB)  Download full case (426.53 kB)  Summary of the case  The aim of the project was to reduce energy use in school buildings and homes by teaching children efficient use of energy, RES and efficiency in transport through hands-on and experimental activities. The project advocates that children can be important resources in their own education rather than passive receivers of information.

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