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DESIGN OF AN INNOVATIVE ENERGY-AWARE IT ECOSYSTEM FOR MOTIVATING BEHAVIOURAL CHANGES TOWARDS THE ADOPTION OF ENERGY EFFICIENT LIFESTYLES

Objective

Taking into account the fact that buildings constitute the largest end-use energy consuming sector, the design and development of solutions targeted at reducing their energy consumption based on the adoption of energy efficient techniques and the active engagement of citizens/occupants is considered crucial. Innovative solutions have to be implemented upon properly understanding the main energy consuming factors and trends, as well as properly modeling and understanding the citizens’ behaviour and the potential for lifestyle changes.
The ENTROPY project addresses this challenge by building upon the integration of technologies that facilitate the deployment of innovative energy aware IT ecosystems for motivating end-users’ behavioural changes and namely: (1) the Internet of Things that provides the capacity for interconnecting numerous devices and applying energy-efficient communication protocols, (2) the evolvement of advanced Data Modelling and Analysis techniques that support the realization of semantic models and knowledge extraction mechanisms and (3) the Recommendation and Gamification eras that can trigger interaction with relevant users in social networks, increase end users’ awareness with regards to ways to achieve energy consumption savings in their daily activities and adopt energy efficient lifestyles as well as provide a set of energy efficient recommendations and motives.
Novel practices that fully integrate information collected from a set of sensor networks and mobile crowd sensing activities are going to be exploited along with processes for monitoring, reporting and analysing sets of data with regards to energy consumption and the behavioural profile of citizens. The engagement and inclusion of end users will be strongly supported upon the development of a set of serious games and personalised applications.
The designed IT ecosystem is planned to be validated in three pilot sites.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 389 687,50

Participants (9)

INTELEN SERVICES LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 292 500
Address
8, Katsoni Street 2Nd Floor Office 202
1082 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GIOUMPITEK MELETI SCHEDIASMOS YLOPOIISI KAI POLISI ERGON PLIROFORIKIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 274 500
Address
Mithridatou 36-38
11632 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYPERBOREA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 210 625
Address
Via Giuntini 25/6
56023 Cascina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DRUSTVO ZA KONSALTING, RAZVOJ I IMPLEMENTACIJU INFORMACIONIH I KOMUNIKACIONIH TEHNOLOGIJA DUNAVNET DOO NOVI SAD

Participation ended

Serbia
EU contribution
€ 86 253,66
Address
Antona Cehova 1/2
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 281 500
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 226 750
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLO NAVACCHIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 119 530
Address
Via Mario Giuntini 13 Frazione Navacchio
56021 Cascina Pi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARVRTECH DOO NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 116 246,34
Address
Antona Cehova 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)