Studies demonstrate that 8% -20% of energy savings can be reached if we act on people’s behavior, and that 75%-90% of savings can be reached if we combine change in behaviors and building retrofit. Changing behavior is possible and evaluating our efforts is a crucial step in understanding how to make a difference. However, those who live and use the building every day must be actively involved. The workshop starts from here and builds on the hypothesis: energy is consumed by people. Behavioural changes, users involvement and interaction of users in public and private buildings are a key to achieve reduction of energy consumption. Although most of the strategies to achieve energy efficiency focus on technical mitigation measures, to reach the ambitious goals on Low Carbon set by the EU both structural and soft approaches shall be considered complementarily. Speakers will present strategies and methodologies already implemented, the tools used to support the implemented strategy and measured results on carbon footprint reduction. The Projects will present different approaches implemented: from multi level assessment methodologies to storytelling, living labs and human-interactive design especially for IT tools development.
- prof. Jean-Philippe Bacher, Responsable Transfert Technologique and Smart Living Lab, Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture, Fribourg
- Dr. Karin Schakib-Ekbatan, IREES GmbH - Institut für Ressourceneffizienz und Energiestrategien, Karlsruhe, Germany
- Markus Berchtold-Domig, Project Manager at CESBA, Common European Sustainable Built Environment Assessment
- Dr. Giulia Sonetti, Research Assistant at the Interuniversity Department of Regional & Urban Studies and Planning Politecnico di Torino and Università di Torino, Member Green Team Politecnico di Torino