The final results of the E.ON Energy Neighborhoods program have been announced

Jun 28, 2017

The 2016–2017 Energy Conservation Competition supported by the E.ON Group that was announced for household communities has come to an end. The program’s goal was to increase the energy efficiency of families and households and popularize and spread a climate-friendly and low-carbon lifestyle. By launching a competition under the campaign, the organizers wanted to emphasize: we can save a considerable amount of energy – and hence money – simply by changing our attitude, and a climate-friendly lifestyle is an option for anybody while it can also help create a community.

During the six months of the competition, the participants had to read their (power, gas, other fuels and water) consumption and record it in an online calculator at the beginning of every month. In addition, they undertook a few creative tasks: first they assessed the conditions and habits of their energy use, then they made a savings plan tailored to their households and community, which was followed by organizing an Easter energy fast and a climate-friendly Easter sprinkling party; they reconsidered their traffic habits, and finally they made short films, created a board game, wrote a song or a poem to engage others.

The best neighborhoods with the highest savings presented their results on the 10th of June and received valuable prizes that can give them additional help in creating a climate-friendly, green lifestyle. The members of the winning community, Kerasz Khetane saved 27% energy year on year, the team placed second, Efalu saved 20.4%, while the South Békés County Energy Savers, who finished in third place, managed to save 14.7%.

As part of the energy conservation program, the organizers also made efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the entire program as much as possible. Accordingly, they paid special attention to organizing climate-friendly and green events related to the program and they also calculated their carbon footprint. This carbon footprint will be offset by planting over 100 indigenous fruit trees distributed among the participating communities.

The lectures presented in the program, the reports of the best participating communities and the best works and games submitted as part of the creative tasks can be viewed at www.energiakozossegek.hu.