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THE4BEES - Transnational Holistic Ecosystem 4 Better Energy Efficiency through Social innovation

2015 to 2018

THE4BEES builds on the hypothesis: Energy is consumed by people rather than by buildings. Although most of the strategies to achieve energy efficiency in buildings focus on technical mitigation measures, to reach the ambitious goals on Low Carbon set by EU and Alpine Strategy (EUSALP), both structural and soft approaches shall be considered complementarily across the Alpine Space.

THE4BEES focuses on the behavioural changes of users in public buildings needed to achieve reduction of energy consumption. Such changes will be originated by the use of innovative ICT applications developed by a transnational ecosystem. Those applications will be used by the target groups in the demonstration sites (schools, houses, factories) to encourage behavioural changes for energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction.

Project Partners

THE4BEES brings together 14 partners representing regional public authorities, sectoral agencies, business support organisation, interest groups including NGOs and research institutes, from 6 European countries and involvement of 25 observers. It's a European project, from Alpine Space programme, low carbone prioritie.

Project  Main Outputs

Project main outputs

  • Strategies and methodologies for users engagement through co-creation activities
  • Models and recommendations for improvement of policies
  • Sensing networks and IT applications, including specifications, hardware and software


Gesamtvolumen: 2.694.646 EUR

ERDF: 2.290.449 EUR

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme.

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