€CO2 Management Accompanying Research
In progress from 01-08-2009 to 01-01-2012
Project manager: Michael Ornetzeder
€CO2 Management Accompanying Research: Incentives, User Behaviour and Technology Assessment (Subproject 3)
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The project "€CO2 management accompanying research" (subproject 3) is part of the flagship project "€CO2 Management" financed by the Austrian Climate and Energy Funds. The aim of the overall project is to explore the potentials for CO2 reduction at the household level. In subproject 1, a new device to collect, display, and transmit energy data on the household level based on an already existing digital electricity meter will be developed. In subproject 2, the developed technical solution will be tested in a one-year field test covering 280 households in three different regions. The test households will not only test the opportunities offered by ongoing energy monitoring but also take consulting services. Moreover, a micro emission-trading scheme will be simulated for the test households during the trial period. In subproject 3, the actual energy savings in the testing phase, socio-economic effects and consequences, the user friendliness of the equipment used, the possible effects on user behaviour and the individual motives and reasons for energy-related behaviour will be analysed. It is also envisaged that TA-relevant know-how will be reflected in the development of the equipment and the preparation of the demonstration phase.