The overall aim of the research project STEP_BY_STEP is to investigate behavioral responses to different energy conservation campaigns at the household level in four different European countries (Spain, Italy, Belgium, and Poland) in a field experimental setting. Communication strategies involve door-to-door contacts by energy advisors and regular feedback through mail or by phone over a 20 month period. Empirical methods of program evaluation will be applied to assess the effectiveness of different behavioral interventions on household energy saving patters and to evaluate their economic and ecological impact.


Europäische Kommission (Horizon 2020) , Brüssel , BG

Project duration

01.03.2015 - 28.02.2018

Project members

Prof. Dr. Martin Kesternich (Coordinator)
Dr. Daniel Römer

Cooperation partner

E3D-Environnement (E3D), Aix-en-Provence, FR
Centro Studi ed Iniziative Europeo , Palermo, IT
Ghent University , Oostende, BE
Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia , Lodz, PL
Agència Energètica de la Ribera , Sueca (Valencia) , ES
City Council of Cefalù, Cefalù, IT
City Council of Gent, Gent, BE
City Council of Warsaw, Warsaw, PL