Energy saving experiment. Smart energy solutions at home

Madis Tilga (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

In cooperation with the Energy Discovery Centre in Estonia we initiated an energy saving experiment, where two families are tested for two months. Priit Kuusk, alias Wend, and Heidit Kaio, both from Tallinn, live in house; Saale and Tõnu Randaru from Tartu live in a spacious apartment. In the first phase of the experiment, families equipped with special energy meters try to extract the general electricity bill to see what it consists of. How much do they pay for washing laundry, for using media, etc? Thereafter, provided with new knowledge, they proceed to seek sustainable ways of energy consumption by applying modern electricity saving devices and solutions as well as adopting smart attitudes.

The goal is to spend less energy, leave the environment greener without refraining from everyday's comforts. A blog (in Estonian) reveals families' successes and failures and encourages everyone to pick up useful experiences and know-how.

Madis Tilga, adviser with the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Estonia, is managing the project: telephone +372 627 31 03 or e-mail madis.tilga (at)