The people's aspect of energy transition in buildings: data, digital tools, behaviour

EIRES Lunch lecture

Friday June 9, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online | MS Teams

Welcome to join us !

EIRES – Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems kindly invites you to join our next online EIRES Lunch lecture scheduled as follows:

Friday 09 June 2923

12h00  - 13h00 CET

The people's aspect of energy transition in buildings: data, digital tools, behaviour

Theo Arentze and Ioulia Ossokina  | TU Eindhoven - Real Estate and Urban Development group, department of the Built Environment 

Organized by
Lisanne Havinga and Guus Pemen | Principal Scientists EIRES Focus Area - System Integration

The lecture is interactive: with a possibility to try out the tools !

Millions of buildings must become more sustainable to reach the climate goals. The speed of this energy transition depends on the people - owners, residents, managers - who have to invest their time, money and effort.
This lecture is about the behaviour-based digital tools and games that Department of Built Environment at TU/e ​​creates to support the social side of energy transition. The lecture will discuss projects that have been done in collaboration with municipalities, housing corporations, energy collectives and other partners. This with financial support from RVO, NWO, among others. For more information, see

About the speakers

Theo Arentze is full professor of real estate and urban systems at the Faculty of Built Environment at TU/e. His research interests include choice behaviour of users in the built environment, multi-actor decision making and large-scale simulation of urban and transport systems. A special aim of his work is to increase behavioural realism of models of choice behaviour of individuals and development of digital tools to support urban planning and real estate decision making. 

Dr. Ioulia Ossokina is an urban economist and Assistant Professor of Housing modelling at the Faculty of Built Environment at TU/e. She does research into urban economics, technology and big data, with a special focus on the behavioural aspect of energy transition, and housing for vulnerable groups. Ossokina has a background in mathematical economics and econometrics. She obtained her PhD in 2003 at Erasmus University Rotterdam; between 2003 and 2016 she worked at CPB the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. 

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EIRES Lunch lectures are open for anyone interested in the latest developments in energy storage and conversion. Different keynote speakers from academia and industry will present their views, solutions and outlooks on the topic. The lectures leave plenty of room for discussion. We value your input. Looking forward meeting you!

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