Evaluation study on Energy partners from next door

Analysis of experiences with recent initial consultations and in other energy-related initiatives

Commissioned by Ökosoziales Forum Wien and wohnpartner; project duration: Aug 2015 – Dec 2015

Project management: Dr. Anja Christanell (ÖIN)

Project implementation: Dr. Anja Christanell, Maria Riegler, BSc (ÖIN)

The Ökosoziales Forum Wien and wohnpartner launched in 2012 the project “Energy partners from next door”. In a ten-day training for three hours each interested volunteers have been trained to energy efficient housing and communication by the Umweltberatung Wien. They gain knowledge in the fields of power saving, mold prevention, indoor climate and numerous tips on how to save energy and on how to read and understand energy billings. The third course was successfully completed in the fall of 2014.

The Austrian Institute for Sustainable Development (ÖIN) was instructed 1) to gather the previously analog collected data within the advised households and analyze the quantitative data, and 2) to carry out a qualitative survey of key actors of the project and evaluate the qualitative data.

Christanell, Anja; Riegler, Maria (2015): EnergiepartnerInnen von nebenan: Analyse zu Erfahrungen mit bisherigen Erstberatungen und in weiteren energiebezogenen Initiativen. Final report. Vienna: Austrian Institute for Sustainable Development.