Project Description

Energy and Behaviour

DuneWorks is participating in the Demand Side Management program of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The program is an international collaboration of 14 countries working together to develop and promote opportunities for demand-side management (DSM). DSM offers solutions to problems such as load management, energy reduction, energy efficiency, strategic conservation and related activities.

The programme Energy and Behaviour is set up to advise governments about (policy) interventions to engage people in more sustainable energy behaviour. Experts on behavioural sciences from different countries are brought together to learn from each others experiences and analyses of (country specific) case studies. Ruth Mourik is co-manager of the programme Energy and Behaviour and responsible for the execution of the task.


Positioning paper on M&E: “Did you behave as we designed you to?”
From “I think I know” to “I understand what you did and why you did it 
Guidelines and Recommendations for the Netherlands
The Monster: Case Study Analysis
The Monster Storybook
PowerMatching City: Power to the people?
Draft position Paper: Behaviour Change in DSM: From theory to practice.
Publications Phase I
Publications Phase II


Task 24: Phases I and II (March 2016)
Behavioural change from theory to practice (December 2015).
Lessons learnt on EE behavioural change in businesses (November 2015)
Lessons learnt on uptake and use of EE in residential sector and businesses (November 2015) Monitoring and evaluating behaviour change (March 2015)


Do not take away their steering wheel! How to achieve effective behavioural change in the transport and SME domain

Behavioural changes are necessary to get the full impact on energy efficiency. What works and what doesn’t

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IEA DSM Newsletter
Task 24 Phase 1 (2012-2014)

Task 24 Phase 2 (2015-2017)
Task 24 wiki

Task Flyer
IEA DSM Newsletter

Website IEA DSM Task 24

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Ruth Mourik


Project website: Task 24

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