2nd EnercitEE symposium

In February 2012 EnercitEE partners met in Annecy/France to exchange experience on “Communication and Motivation to increase Energy Efficiency (EE).” The symposium covered the complex issue and various facets of achieving behavioural change as it is very challenging to motivate citizens and local authorities’ staff to get actively involved into energy efficiency actions and to implement concrete measures. With around 30 participants all members of the Working- and Steering Group as well as representatives from all 11 sub-projects took part in the meeting.

 Picture: Christophe Lastennet from ADEME giving a presentation

An interesting approach on the involvement of the public and raising awareness of alternative building constructions and materials was presented on a virtual study visit. The Regional Manager of Haute Savoie, Francois Wurtz shared the building process of a low energy house that was accompanied by the media, students and citizens.

Being very experienced in motivating and involving citizens in energy efficiency actions, experts from Haute-Savoie trained the participants on different topics. The French association Mountain Riders informed on its aims, activities and tools on how to communicate energy efficiency and environmental issues to citizens. Christophe Lastennet – external expert of the national energy agency ADEME - provided 8 theoretical steps to achieve behavioural change in general and for energy efficiency programs. To share, compare and discuss the situation in the EnercitEE regions each Regional Partner presented a poster with well known regional & local energy efficiency campaigns and activities that have proved to be successful. Further some EnercitEE sub-projects have been selected to present their experiences on that matter.

For more information on the 2nd EnercitEE symposium go to the document section on the EnercitEE website.