Awareness and behavioural energy tools

Client: Eskom

Period: October 2010-December 2011 (and continuing)

Project leader: Stephen Davis

Others in project team: Brett Cohen and others

This project will develop tools to enhance understanding of energy-use behaviour and to build awareness of energy and energy efficiency in the residential sector. This is an interdisciplinary study, involving collaboration with specialist skills and knowledge.both within ERC and outside the organisation. Phase 1, which reviewed existing tools and the literature in the field and also included a stakeholder workshop, is now completed; a report has been delivered to Eskom and is under review. Phase 2, now underway, will involve the investigation, development and testing of tools which can help effect behavioural change amongst consumers.