Project impact assessment
From the very beginning, it was important for the consortium running the project to collect and analyse objective evidence on energy consumption (e.g., electricity, gas) changes instigated by the campaign. Therefore, the territorial partners in the four countries tested various energy data collection channels: acquisition of household/block-level data from energy providers (PL, BE), acquisition of city-level data from energy providers (IT), electricity meter readings (IT, ES), phone calls (IT, ES). The collected data was of different size, type and quality, which necessitated individualised approach to methods used for processing and analysing data in each location. All methods and models used by the two academic partners, ZEW and Pro-Akademia, are explained in this report and allow for replication of analyses. In addition to the energy consumption profiles, a series of further (self-reported) indicators were obtained and analysed throughout the project. Important additional comments concerning interpretation keys and analysis limitations are presented in Annex 2 to this report.
Dissemination and exploitation of results
Psychological behavior change techniques
Step by Step project aims at leading people to change their behaviours related to energy in order to produce energy savings. The program uses a very innovative service mixing various communication tools and psycho-social techniques processed via a machine learning platform. E3D-Environnement behavioral scientists based their approach on the abundant international scientific experiments and findings and created a program that is very efficient to help people change their daily habits. Find out more about this expertise and these techniques here!