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Energy Game for Awareness of energy efficiency in social housing communities

Objective

The main objective of the EnerGAware project is to achieve a 15-30% energy consumption and emissions reduction in a social housing pilot and increase the social tenants’ understanding and engagement in energy efficiency.

The EnerGAware project will develop and test, in publically owned social housing, a serious game that will be linked to the actual energy consumption (smart meter data) of the game user’s home and embedded in social media and networking tools. The solution fits within all three ICT areas suggested in the topic EE-11 scope: gaming, social networking and personalised data driven applications.

The EnerGAware solution will provide an innovative IT ecosystem in which users can design their own virtual home and Avatar and learn about the potential energy savings from installing energy-efficiency measures and changing user behaviour, whilst maintaining the comfort of their Avatar. The user will need to learn to balance the energy consumption, comfort and financial cost of their actions. Energy savings achieved both virtually in the game, calculated by building performance simulation, and in reality, in the users’ actual homes, measured through smart meter data, will enable progression in the serious game. The social media features will provide users a platform to share data of their achievements, compete with each other, give energy advice, as well as, join together to form virtual energy communities.

The EnerGAware solution will be developed and deployed with the ‘cleanweb’ philosophy in mind: “Capital light, Quick to market and Quick to scale”, therefore the EnerGAware project will aim to go beyond just testing in a social housing pilot, but will seek commercial exploitation of the solution at the end of the project, through our industrial partners, in particular EDF Energy, a global energy provider, with 38 million European energy customers.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Net EU contribution
€ 341 250,00
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

FREMEN CORP
France
Net EU contribution
€ 600 500,00
Address
12 Rue Raymond Poincare
10000 Troyes

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Grand Est Champagne-Ardenne Aube
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DO PORTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 153 750,00
Address
Rua Dr Antonio Bernardino De Almeida 431
4200-072 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ADVANTIC SISTEMAS Y SERVICIOS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 233 750,00
Address
C Zurbano 83 Escalera Izquierda 3a
28003 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 384 000,00
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth

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Region
South West (England) Devon Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
DEVON AND CORNWALL HOUSING LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 107 250,00
Address
72 Paris Street Devon
EX1 2JZ Exeter

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
EDF ENERGY R&D UK CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 142 725,00
Address
90 Whitfield Street
W1T 4EZ London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00