CHEETAH – Changing Energy Efficiency Technology Adoption in Households – is a Horizon 2020 project that will provide evidence-based input to the design and evaluation of energy efficiency policy in the EU residential sector.

With the residential sector representing about 27% of the EU final energy demand, households' investment in energy efficiency is a key issue for meeting energy and climate policy targets. The current EU policy mix includes a variety of policy measures to direct consumer investment decisions towards more energy efficient choices.

Understanding the response of consumers to energy efficiency policies is of key importance for designing and evaluating policy measures.

CHEETAH addresses household decision-making and its implications at three levels: The micro, meso and macro level. At the micro level, households' response to energy efficiency policies is elicited through a survey which includes discrete choice experiments in eight EU member states. At the meso level, the impact of policies addressing decision-making on long term energy demand will be investigated using the energy demand models FORECAST and Invert/EE-Lab. At the macro-level, BRISKEE will assess the effects of energy efficiency improvements on the economy using the macroeconomic model ASTRA.

CHEETAH is closely linked to the BRISKEE project. The following page outlines how the two projects complement each other.

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