THE4BEES builds on the hypothesis: Energy is consumed by people rather than by buildings. Although most of the strategies to achieve energy efficiency in buildings focus on technical mitigation measures, to reach the ambitious goals on Low Carbon set by EU and Alpine Strategy (EUSALP), both structural and soft approaches shall be considered complementarily across the Alpine Space.
THE4BEES focuses on the behavioural changes of users in public buildings needed to achieve reduction of energy consumption. Such changes will be originated by the use of innovative ICT applications developed by a transnational ecosystem. Those applications will be used by the target groups in the demonstration sites (schools, houses, factories) to encourage behavioural changes for energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction.
THE4BEES brings together 14 partners representing regional public authorities, sectoral agencies, business support organisation, interest groups including NGOs and research institutes, from 6 European countries and involvement of 27 observers. It's a European project, from Alpine Space programme, low carbone prioritie.
Project main outputs
- Strategies and methodologies for users engagement through co-creation activities
- Models and recommendations for improvement of policies
- Sensing networks and IT applications, including specifications, hardware and software
Project specific objectives
- Raising awareness of target groups on low carbon behaviour
Awareness will be raised thanks to innovative and effective methods and tools (bar camps, digital storytelling, infographics) based on a socio-economic study on virtuous behaviours and capitalization of previous/current initiatives.
- Reducing energy consumption in target buildings
Reduction of energy consumption and low carbon behaviours in buildings by target groups will be obtained through the improved awareness and use of IT tools jointly designed during transnational Co-Creation Labs.
- Improving low carbon and spatial development policies
Low Carbon/Energy Efficiency policies will be improved based on study and analysis of other initiatives and the results of Co-Creation Labs and of the experimental phase. Also exploitation plans will be suggested.