Submitted by: Quercus – Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza
Implemented country: Portugal
EcoFamilies project had the goal of evaluating the electricity consumption of 225 Portuguese families and propose measures to reduce their consumption. The main objective was to calculate the electricity potential reduction by changing the families’ consumption mainly in lighting, standby and off-mode. Electricity saving potential was also evaluated for washing and refrigeration equipment. Overall, by altering behaviour and substituting equipment each family had a potential saving of 348 kWh/year; 10.4% of total electricity consumption.