Energy consulting by peers as a key to energy efficiency improvements in low-income households

Energy consulting by peers as a key to energy efficiency improvements in low-income households

Increasing energy prices are a particular burden on low-income households and jeopardize their social participation. At the same time - despite substantial financial incentives through federal energy conservation programs - only a small share of low-income households invest in energy efficiency. To better understand the barriers to energy efficiency investments among low-income households, this project focuses on the role of energy auditors. To this end, we are conducting a survey among energy auditors in the Stromspar-Check program of the Caritas and the Association of Energy Agencies in Germany. In this program, the energy auditors are employed in the context of a reintegration program, and are thus to be understood as "peers" of the audited low-income households.

Project members

Madeline Werthschulte

Madeline Werthschulte

Coordinator
Advanced Researcher

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Bettina Chlond

Bettina Chlond

Researcher

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Martin Kesternich

Martin Kesternich

Stellvertretende Leitung

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Timo Goeschl

Timo Goeschl

Research Associate

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Contact

Advanced Researcher, Dr. Madeline Werthschulte
Telefon +49 (0)621 1235-385