Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Regulatory Instruments, Voluntary Approaches, Policy Support
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Residential
Agency:Austrian Energy Agency
Description:Part of the larger Austrian climate strategy, the klima:aktiv leben campaign partners with the nations chimney sweepers to publicize energy efficiency measures in residences. In selecting the chimney sweepers as climate ambassadors, the Austrian government recognized the chimney sweepers role as the first contact with ecological aspects of heating. The chimney sweepers visit households and bring with them easy-to-implement energy-saving advice while identigying possible needs for expert consulting in energy efficiency matters or useful investments in energy-saving and climate protection measures. The chimney sweepers supply households with specific advice on how to save energy. To assess the need for professional energy consulting, they complete a questionnaire together with the customer to guage the interest of the household in receiving further information, more intensive consulting by an energy consultant, or in taking specific rehabilitation action. Following the chimney sweepers visits, the Austrian Federal Provinces’ energy consultants assist households with qualified consultation. The klima:aktiv leben program is coordinated and steered by Österreichische Energieagentur (Austrian Energy Agency).

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