The webinar provided insights and shared good practices and recommendations from the H2020 project SAVES 2, led by a consortium of 11 partners in 8 European countries and coordinated by the National Union of Students UK.
The project has achieved the objectives of promoting sustainable energy behaviours among over 250,000 students across Europe, helping them reduce their exposure to fuel poverty, minimizing their carbon footprint in their university dormitories and private accommodation, and empowering them to continue energy-saving actions beyond their time in education.
SAVES 2 has run student behaviour change campaigns in 14 universities and 120 dormitories in 7 European countries, most of which experience high levels of energy poverty, and has engaged over 135,000 students in the private rented sector around smart metering and energy efficiency. The project has achieved a big impact in terms of energy savings, measured via a novel and engaging online energy dashboard. Furthermore, the research carried out within the project has provided relevant findings regarding students’ exposure to fuel poverty, and the impacts of this exposure on their well-being, thus contributing to a better understanding and recognition of students as a vulnerable group.