|Energiecoaches – free advice on energy savings
|This project started in Amsterdam in October 2016 and it involves “energy coaches” that provide free advice in people’s homes about energy savings. The goal is to visit 10 000 inhabitants of Amsterdam. This is done in collaboration with an Amsterdam living support point (ASW). Coaches are trained beforehand and they give advice in inhabitants’ homes on how to save energy by interacting differently with lighting and heating and how to simply implement insulation. In addition, a point of attention is safety. This advice and home visit is free, and the saving package that the coach brings contains radiation foil, a draught‐strip, letterbox brushes, water saving showerhead and LED lamps. Energy coaches can offer tailored energy saving products from which inhabitants can choose something (with a value of 15 Euros), and they can choose more products against 50% of purchase price.
|Energy efficient housing: Energy efficiency of buildings, Energy efficient housing: Energy saving behaviors
|Health, Equity, Environmental sustainability
|This project is a promising INHERIT practice, because people with lower economic status often reside in bigger cities, often not reached by mainstream interventions that inform using pamphlets. Energy coaches from the local neighbourhood, who give personal advice in the home, may be more effective. Saving energy is good for sustainability and allows saving money for other purposes, especially important for lower‐income groups. This may also have indirect health effects, besides the health safety advices given by energy coaches. By providing free products and advice, Opportunity, Capability and Motivation are targeted.
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|Vincent Feith, Projectleader, email@example.com