JRC Director-General took part in EEDAL during the keynote session about strategies and policies for energy efficiency.© EU, 2011
EEDAL 2011: discussing the potential of human behaviour in the energy efficiency field
The 6th International Conference for Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL), co-organised by the JRC and the Danish Energy Association, was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 24 - 26 May.
More than 250 participants, coming from all over the world (USA, China, South Africa, Europe, Australia, Japan, ...) took part in about 120 presentations, discussing the latest research results and exchanging and disseminating information on energy efficiency issues.
Many issues and sectors were intensely debated, including policy, buildings, lighting, smart metering and appliances, consumer electronics, monitoring, labels and evaluation. The conference also focussed on human behaviour towards energy efficiency.
Researchers emphasised the importance of making citizens and households aware of the benefits of changing the way they use energy in their daily lives, including research on energy efficiency communication in advertising campaigns and remotely controlled appliances.