EMLab-Consumer—Simulating Energy Efficiency Adoption Decisions of European Households

Emile Chappin*, Ivo Bouwmans, Emma Deijkers

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This paper introduces EMLab-Consumer, an agent-based model developed in the H2020 project Cheetah, on energy efficiency of households. The model builds on the theory of planned behavior, a large European survey and a variety of choice models generated from the same survey. It studies adoption of a number of energy efficient appliances and heating systems in 8 EU countries, under a variety of policy interventions. The paper describes the model and first outcomes on smart thermostats.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Social Simulation - Proceedings of the 15th Social Simulation Conference, 2019
EditorsPetra Ahrweiler, Martin Neumann
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030615024
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event15th Social Simulation Conference, SSC 2019 - Mainz, Germany
Duration: 23 Sept 201927 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Complexity
ISSN (Print)2213-8684
ISSN (Electronic)2213-8692


Conference15th Social Simulation Conference, SSC 2019

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.


  • Agent-based modelling
  • Choice models
  • Energy efficiency
  • Households investments
  • Survey


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