The objective is to promote the use of energy-efficient technologies among the general public. This is done through education and capacity-building for teachers and students at basic and university level, as well as increasing the knowledge of decision and policy makers on the economic viability of energy-saving technologies.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Zambia

Sectors of activity
Energy, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation, Environmental Services, Education

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical

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The objective of this project is to show influence of lifestyle, behaviour and technology on household energy performance and show possibilities of energy efficient technologies for large public.


The scenarios of lifestyles are studied using participatory approaches and social innovations. The behaviour influencing on household energy use will be studied by case study simulations. The holistic performance combining lifestyle and technology scenarios will be shown by building energy simulations and web-based tools.

Impact and Results

1) Development of the knowledge and expertise of university teachers and students by implementing building system energy simulation tools and methods in university courses, 2) Material and web-based tool for basic education of public and youth, 3) Increasing the knowledge of decision and policy makers about economic viability of energy saving technologies; practical case studies and business cases.