Infographic: CHEETAH explained in three minutes

Helping POLICY MAKERS AND IMPLEMENTERS focus resources and trust outcomes

The output from BRISKEE and CHEETAH help policy makers formulate more effective policies. Policy outcomes will be more predictable and the segmentation of consumer groups lay the ground for smart  and adapted policies. Programme designers and implementers will be able tailor measures for different consumer groups.

Cutting-edge modelling and a wealth of data by and for researchers and modellers

The surveys and micro-level analysis provide real world data for analysis and policy researchers. Access to raw data and intricate modelling on micro-, meso- and macro levels will help improve models and fine tune analyses of residential energy efficiency policies.


BRISKEE and CHEETAH help us understand why and how households make energy efficiency investments. Both projects provide empirical evidence of consumer decision-making, linked to energy modelling and effective policy design. The two projects will help formulate more effective EU and national policies in the residential sector.

IMPLICIT DISCOUNT RATES (IDRs) are a key component in energy modelling and scenarios.The two projects help setting IDRs based on the behavour of real households. Read more.

CHEETAH – Changing Energy Efficiency Technology Adoption in Households – has a strong focus on policy design. Relying on representative choice experiments in 18,000 households in eight EU countries, the micro-level analysis investigates individuals’ responses to policies such as energy labels or subsidies. At the meso- and macro level, CHEETAH explores the effects of individual decision-making and policies on EU residential energy demand and on macro-economic variables until 2030.

BRISKEE – Behavourial Response to Investment Risk in Energy Efficiency – ended in 2017. Using empirical results on investment behaviour from a survey covering 15,000 households in eight EU countries, the study found that the modelled EU energy demand by 2030 would be significantly lower than previously believed. The survey results also give guidance to policy makers how they can develop more effective policy interventions. 

report and summary

Final CHEETAH report now online. Summary of project findings and methodology. >> more

Final CHEETAH event
26 November, Brussels

Final CHEETAH conference on 26 November (afternoon). Learn more about household investment behaviour and how effective policies can be framed. Pa Presentations available. >> more


Find the answer on this question among 5 key policy take-aways from the CHEETAH analysis of an 18 000-household in-depth survey. >> More