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#UsersFirst – Engaging users on energy sustainability, indoor comfort and health

Lessons learned from THE4BEES project: a transnational perspective

DATE AND TIME: Tue 23 October 2018, 09:30 – 16:00 Add to Calendar

LOCATION: CSI Piemonte – Consorzio per il Sistema Informativo, Corso Unione Sovietica 216, Torino


The partnership of the Alpine Space Project THE4BEES presents the results reached on strategies and solutions to improve energy efficiency on the basis of the involvement of users that live and use every day in schools, offices, alpine huts and social houses.

How important is the human variable in reaching significant energy savings that last over time? What results can be reached raising user awareness and creating competences on energy saving? How to involve final users? Through which methodologies? And, last but not least, how to make lessons learned on building energy management and policy recommendations sustainable over time? 

This interactive workshop is dedicated to these and other questions. It will be an opportunity to debate with international experts on energy efficiency, articulating it over practical cases and pooling experiences on user engagement, creation of ad hoc competences, how to create a monitoring system and to manage dedicated information systems. 

During the afternoon session some workstations will be available for the participants to interact, with the help of the experts, with some solutions and tools. 


9.30 participant registration and welcome coffee

10.00 Welcome
PIETRO PACINI, General Manager CSI Piemonte 

10.15 THE4BEES challenge: energy is consumed by people, not by buildings

10.30 User involvement: theories and strategies from literature to practice 
KARIN SCHAKIB-EKBATAN, Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies, Karlsruhe 
VALERIJA PETRINEC, E-institute Institute for Comprehensive Development Solutions, Ptuj
ANNE-SOPHIE WERT, Hespul, THE4BEES Communication Manager

10.50 How to involve users through IT: lessons learned on different target groups 
MANFRED MITTLEBOCK, Research Studio iSPACE, Salzburg

11.15 Monitoring consumes: from methodology to a case study 
JEAN PHILIPPE BACHER, School of Engineering and Architecture, Fribourg
MARIA TERESA BIROLINI, Azienda Lombarda per l’Edilizia Residenziale di Sondrio

11.45 Transforming results into business models and policy recommendations
STEFANIA CROTTA, Piedmont Region, Head of Public Building Management Unit 

12.15 Wrap up and debate 
LISA COSMI, CSI Piemonte, THE4BEES Lead Partner

13.00 light lunch

14.30 Demo area/Show and tell: testing tools and solutions with the experts

16.00 End of proceedings


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