The STEP-IN Project has ended
The STEP-IN Project has successfully been concluded in March 2021.
STEP-IN has developed an ICT tool to better understand the causes for, and to encourage the tackling of, energy poverty issues at an individual and community level.
STEP-IN has produced a set of reports and recommendations during its project lifetime. The STEP-IN results can be accessed here.
STEP-IN Focus Areas.
- Improve energy literacy and awareness for consumers affected by energy poverty
- Support behaviour change to improve comfort levels and reduce energy costs
- Enable informed decisions on energy efficiency and consumption
- Use of communication tools to assist decision making
- Minimise rebound effects
- Reduce environmental impacts
- Advise on available refurbishment and renewable energy programmes
- Evaluate the impact of the above actions on the lives of those in need
- Provide a global methodology to be adopted and adapted by all actors and authorities working in the field of energy poverty
- Make Living Lab designs and methodologies freely available for others
- Iteratively evaluate results to refine and improve methodologies and develop new ones
- Prove concepts in the Living Labs
- Assess indicators and predictors for energy poverty
- Assess the impact of measures and methodologies
- Create a network of partners and supporters to shape future policy and research needs
- Foster collaboration to derive concrete actions to tackle energy poverty
- Set-up working groups on different topics to provide policy recommendations
- Publish results in workshops, policy meetings, public events and reports
- Connect with other existing projects in the field of energy poverty and act in concert