There is tremendous urgency for reducing cities’ energy footprint through behavioral change. However, we hardly know how to enable individuals to learn how to behave energy responsibly in their daily lives.

This project combines information, cognitive and social sciences into a real-life experiment in urban neighborhoods. It will provide: a) a deeper understanding of learning and behavioral change to reduce energy consumption in an urban setting; b) a tested prototype of an interactive web-based platform for sharing data about individual and community energy consumption choices; c) a tailored set of policy and market recommendations for the wider application of this platform.


CODALoop – Community data-loops for energy-efficient urban lifestyles
Duration: 2016–2019
Contact: Prof ir Luca Bertolini, University of Amsterdam
Budget: 962.947 EUR
Partners: University of Amsterdam (AISSR), Yildiz Technical University, Graz University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, PlusOneMinusOne, Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL), Amsterdam Economic Board/Amsterdam Smart City, Nudge, District Municipality of Kadikoy, Yurtici Kargo, Energie Steiermark AG, StadtLABOR, City of Graz/Stadtbaudirektion, HORN Consult

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