HERON – Decision Support Tool

14 November 2017 - 10:00, Webinar

An innovative way of incorporating end-users behaviour in energy efficiency policy making.

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 10:00 a.m. Brussels time (CET)

We know that incorporating actual end-users behavioural barriers into energy modeling is difficult – but did you know that this problem has been addressed and solved by the HERON project? 

  • If you want to learn about an innovative tool that incorporates end-users behavior into Energy Efficiency scenarios development, 
  • if you are interested in learning how to use it, from the developer team, and even further, 
  • if you want to know how to move from a theoretical optimum scenario to a realistic preferable one then,

this webinar is just for you!

The Horizon 2020 project HERON is a “Forward-looking socio-economic research on Energy Efficiency in EU countries” which aims to facilitate policy makers of multi-level governance in EU, and to develop and monitor energy efficiency policies in building and transport sectors, by incorporating end-users behaviour into policy scenarios. Six EU countries (Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy and United Kingdom) and one candidate (Serbia) followed a pathway developed by the project, including the development of the innovative HERON Decision Support Tool (DST) that converts qualitative information into quantitative data, proving the deviation from targets when behavioural barriers are included, in order to end up to comparable national results and to policy recommendations for the adoption of energy efficient measures.

AGENDA (Brussels time)

10:00 HERON: a forward-looking socio-economic research on Energy Efficiency in EU countries | Prof. Dimitrios Mavrakis, Coordinator
10:10 HERON – DST: a user-friendly tool; methodology and use | Dr. Popi Konidari
10:30 Q&A
10:40 HERON – DST outcomes in energy scenarios; how to incorporate results and improve scenarios | Eleni-Danai Mavraki
10:55 Comparative analysis on HERON research outcomes; barriers,         technologies and policies | Aliki-Nefeli Mavraki
11:10 Q&A