More and more municipalities are discovering that the use of energy coaches is a valuable strategy to make residents aware of the benefits of sustainable living and to motivate them to make their homes more sustainable. The Municipality of The Hague, Nijmegen, Leeuwarden, Arnhem and Ede combine this with the approach to combating poverty. The municipalities of Zutphen, Deventer, Harderwijk, Fryske Marren and Roermond also want to get started with the energy transition effectively. The New Effective Step-by-Step Plan for Energy Coaches can help them with this.
Public building data and energy data from Cuby can help energy coaches to provide targeted advice while at the same time taking into account the individual situation of the resident. In an open conversation, the energy coach discusses what has already been achieved and what can still be done. The individual resident retains control over his own transition activities.
Step 1: Preparation
Collect relevant public building data and energy data from the homes in question. With Cuby you can do this at one push of a button. Analyze this data to gain insight into energy consumption and identify possible areas for improvement.
Step 2: Personal approach
Send individualized data from Cuby at address level regarding the home, energy consumption, energy label and sustainability measures to be taken. Contact the residents and schedule a personal meeting. A personal approach creates trust and makes residents more involved in the subject.
Step 3: Create awareness
Why are we doing this? Emphasize the benefits for living pleasure, such as lower energy bills, higher living comfort and a positive contribution to the environment by taking action with many in your own environment.
Step 4: Provide insight
During the conversation, energy coaches share the findings based on the public building data and energy data. Compare the average energy consumption in the area with the actual use of the resident, so that the resident gains insight into potential savings opportunities.
Step 5: Custom advice
Offer tailor-made advice to residents based on their specific situation. Explain which sustainable measures are most suitable for their home and living situation.
Step 6: Make choices
Agree with the resident which measures are desirable to tackle in the short term and what financial consequences this will have.
Step 7: Financial Benefits
Make residents aware of any financial benefits, such as subsidies or tax breaks, that can help finance sustainable investments.
Step 8: Collective purchasing
Inform residents about the possibility of jointly purchasing products and services through collective purchasing. Indicate on the basis of which quality requirements suppliers have been selected to participate in collective purchasing. Citizens can, of course, also organize collective purchases of materials and services themselves. Explain the convenience, cost reduction and quality this will yield.
Step 9: Follow Up
After the conversation, it is important to plan a follow-up. Offer to answer questions and support residents in implementing sustainable measures.
With this structured approach, energy coaches can have effective conversations with residents using public building data and energy data from Cuby. In this way they can inspire and encourage residents to actively contribute to a sustainable and energy-efficient future.
Do you want to know how Cuby energy coaches helps with the conversations with the individual homeowners? Would you like to know more about the accessible starter offer? Let us know!
Please contact Aart van der Vlist, email@example.com