About co2online

As a non-profit organization co2online is campaigning for climate protection and advises consumers since 2003 on how to save energy and thereby reduce CO2 emissions. co2online provides online advisory tools which help consumers to assess their energy consumption, both with regard to electricity and heat. By means of these advisory tools we increase the capacity of consumers through giving them feedback on their energy consumption. In addition co2online provides information on how to lower this energy consumption and thereby reduce CO2 emissions.

The options we offer to customers range from tips how to change the everyday behavior to undertaking retrofits. Wherever investments are suggested, pay-back times in reference to the given energy consumption are provided. Besides protecting the climate, consumers usually also reduce their energy bills when implementing the given suggestions. In its endeavor and vision to protect the climate, co2online cooperates with more than 900 partners and currently provides advice to more than 15,000 consumers per week. co2online frequently updates its advisory tools to incorporate new developments, e.g. legislation or governmental loan programs.

  • Municipal Heating Surveys and Written Heating Assessments

    In 45 more German cities – adding to Aachen, Dortmund, Dresden and Munich, 34 in total since 2004 -, Municipal Heating Surveys (Heizspiegel) raise awareness of reasonable heating costs and heat consumption in centrally heated residential buildings. Smaller communities, tenants associations and consumer initiatives can take advantage of the Nationwide Heating Survey at no charge. Anyone checking the Heizspiegel-flyer’s tables who thinks he or she may be using too much energy or paying too much can request a Written Heating Assessment. Together with the local authorities and other partners, co2online introduces these Municipal Heating Surveys to the public at regional press events. The project is co-funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry.

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  • EnergySavingChecks

    Besides Germany, co2online is active in 14 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Spain, Switzerland and in the United Kingdom. Our online EnergySavingChecks are available as national versions.

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  • SMERGY – Smart Energy Campaign

    SMERGY focuses on young adults aged between18 and 29. SMERGY aims to communicate energy saving measures and energy efficiency in a practical, fun, and fashionable way. Our “Energy Index Tool (EIT)” empowers our target audience to compare their own energy use with their peers – and to simultanously measure the energy and money savings they have achieved. The tool will analyze one’s current kilowatt-hours consumed and will provide useful guidance on how to effectively lower their current level of energy consumption. The personalized “energy index” will be integrated with social media like Facebook and Twitter. By connecting with peers in extensive social networks, the young adults will also be able to experience an in-community feeling.

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  • ECCC – European Citizens Climate Cup

    ECCC has addressed European private householders and was based on the energy consumption of their houses. Participants had one year to implement in their own houses strategies and measures to reduce their overall energy consumption – the greater the reduction the bigger their chance of winning the competition! Winners were the ones having adopted the best strategy to reduce their households' energy consumption. The “European Citizens Climate Cup” started in April 2011, until april 2012.

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  • EECC – European Enterprises Climate Cup

    The European Enterprises Climate Cup (EECC) is an EU-funded project aiming to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in their goal to be front-runners in energy efficiency management. By participating in a Europe-wide competition, they are provided with cost-free energy advice and good-practice sharing. In addition, their engagement for climate protection in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) will become visible all over Europe. The EECC was launched on the 1st of March 2015 and ended on the 31th of May 2016.

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  • myEcoNavigator and ecoGator

    The project "myEcoNavigator" is a consumer campaign on energy-efficient household appliances. The initiative’s main output is a free of charge smartphone app, ecoGator. The app provides functionalities which are designed to help consumers in stores or online to find and purchase the most energy efficient products on the market.

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