|Towards a sustainable agro-food INDUstry: Capacity building programmes in Energy efficiency
|From 2018-02-01 to 2020-07-31
|CSA – Coordination and support action
The INDUCE project developed an open access platform (INDUCE toolkit) where training material, online lessons, guidelines and tools are available for companies aiming to increase their energy efficiency. Besides, the INDUCE methodology is integrated in the platform with the objective of designing a specific capacity building programme for every company accessing the INDUCE toolkit, which results in ad-hoc training adapted to the company’s needs and opportunities.
The INDUCE methodology links knowledge transfer on energy efficiency with behavioural and organizational change models, so an energy culture and an environment conducive for change are established in the company, while employees are motivated to act in a more sustainable manner. Unique about this methodology is that it follows a Human-Centered Design approach, in which every phase was conducted in close cooperation with the end-users of the capacity building programme. This enables INDUCE to interact and test together with the companies the best interventions, measures, etc. to be implemented.
The INDUCE project delivered a methodology for the implementation of capacity building programmes in energy efficiency based on a Human-Centered Design approach, leading to the ad-hoc design of training courses and interventions that align the motivation of involved actors with an energy efficiency culture. INDUCE implemented this methodology in 15 pilot and 300 replication companies from the F&B and agro-food sector, which allows a behaviour change in up to 5.355 employees and the implementation of at least 400 effective energy efficiency measures, thus leveraging a potential for energy savings of about 106 GWh/year.
There were eight project goals in total, which are described and further explained.