IMPROVE : enhancing demand-side energy reduction through informative billing strategies

Bichsel, Juerg (Institute of Energy in Building, School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Muttenz, Switzerland) ; Kunz, Dominique (Institute of Energy in Building, School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Muttenz, Switzerland) ; Padey, Pierryves (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Citherlet, Stéphane (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Eicher, Sarah (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Cellina, Francesca (Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Build Environment, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Canobbio, Switzerland) ; Castri, Roberta (Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Build Environment, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Canobbio, Switzerland) ; Tomic, Uros (Institute of Sustainable Development, School of Engineering, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland) ; Carabis, Vicente (Institute of Sustainable Development, School of Engineering, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland)

In Switzerland, most of the information available on the energy bills corresponds to the minimum legal requirements imposed by national regulations. Such a scarcely understandable information does not motivate consumers to reflect on their level of energy consumption. A more user-friendly information presentation on the energy bill may induce increased awareness, laying the grounds for behaviour changes required to achieve the goals of the Energy Strategy 2050 of the Swiss Federal Council. The aim of the IMPROVE project was to explore how both consumers and energy utilities evaluate and perceive the importance of introducing enriched information on the energy bill to encourage households to reconsider their energy consumption levels.


Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
IGT - Institut de Génie Thermique
Publisher:
Lausanne, Switzerland, 4-6 September 2019
Date:
2019-09
Lausanne, Switzerland
4-6 September 2019
Pagination:
6 p.
Published in:
Journal of Physics: Conference Series - Proceedings of CISBAT 2019 – International Scientific Conference, 4-6 September 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland
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ISSN:
1742-6588
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