The main aim of IN-BEE is to address the theme of energy efficiency (EE) and to consider all the intangible benefits of improving energy efficiency through a multi-disciplinary approach, combining methods, datasets, and techniques from cutting edge research in law and economics, humanities and consumer behaviour, regulation and environmental sciences, as well as engineering.

The overall outcome of IN-BEE is to consolidate a set of policy recommendations for the EU and public/private institutions in charge of promoting energy efficiency, competitiveness and environmental and social sustainability.

  • Exploring the full range of benefits delivered by EE improvements

  • Taking into account different government levels, especially sub-national levels as these and first of all sub-national levels, as these are often overlooked in EE analysis

  • Drawing up a methodology to describe and assess EE initiatives. The result is being used to analyse a variety of case studies across Europe and in this way offer evidence-based policy advice on how to design successful regional and local efficiency projects

  • Developing a set of tools which allow the EE players to formulate long-term strategies based on the motorization of past actions in EU countries

  • Involving directly a vast number of stakeholders and sharing best practices

  • Supporting policy makers by bridging the gap with researchers