Energy Battle / Energiestrijd

SusLab takes part in the Energy Battle Carehomes (Energiestrijd Zorghuizen) in the Netherlands.

Together with energy company Eneco, research and design interventions are implemented in three care homes from 'Amstelring'  in Amsterdam. The focus will be on the impact of human behavior and the most effective ways of influencing this to create a reduction in energy consumption.

Carehomes provide a specific challenge with regards to energy saving: not only is the temperature usually relatively very high indoors, but also the target groups are very diverse (caretakers, care givers). Though, there is a lot to be gained here for this sector.

The Energy Battle is organized by Urgenda, a Dutch organization that aspires to increase the level of sustainability in the Netherlands.

Websites (all in Dutch only)

 

Energy Battle: http://www.energiestrijd.nl/zorghuizen/home/

Urgenda: http://www.urgenda.nl

Eneco: http://www.eneco.nl