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Eco-aware Persuasive Networked Data Devices for User Engagement in Energy Efficiency

Objective

GreenSoul pursues higher energy efficiency in public buildings by altering the way people use energy consuming shared devices (lights, printers) and personal devices (personal pluggable appliances). For that, it applies a twofold strategy: 1)persuades users to increase their energy-awareness and change their e-consumption habits and 2)embeds intelligence in the devices to let them autonomously decide about their operation mode for energy efficiency purposes. For the first part, it will use a variety of techniques, from persuasive social applications to physical interaction mechanisms linked to the devices. For the second part, it will learn from the usage habits, acting only when an energy wasteful behaviour is detected or the users do not heed the devices’ suggestions. The aim is to add a green-soul to devices in a pluggable manner to avoid costly replacement of equipment and the corresponding disposal of old-fashioned devices to the landfill.

GreenSoul’s exploitation potential is addressed towards buildings of public use. There, the persuasion of users is particularly challenging since they hardly perceive the benefits of having eco-friendly behaviour, i.e. they do not pay the electricity bill. GreenSoul will design and develop an integrated ICT platform to: a) improve users awareness of their energy consumption habits; b)study the ecological behaviour of the people in shared environments; c)analyse the effectiveness of different persuasion techniques; d)assist users through a decision-support engine’s recommendations; and e)provide socio-economic evidence about the viability of the changes proposed.

GreenSoul aims to prove that combined behavioural and ICT interventions over public buildings result in energy savings which surpass 20%. It will be deployed in five building pilots at different climatic areas and associated to different usage and facilities, ensuring the cross-country and cross-building analysis of the impact of GreenSoul.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2015-2-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

WELLNESS TELECOM SL
Address
Calle Gregor J. Mendel 6 Planta 1 Edificio Da Vinc
41092 Sevilla
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 260 500

Participants (10)

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 387 437,50
Address
Avenida De Las Universidades 24
48007 Bilbao
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 368 687,50
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
CAMBRIDGE CLEANTECH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 312,50
Address
Future Business Centre Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2HY Cambridge
Activity type
Other
COGNIMA LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 57 965,74
Address
George Court Bartholomews Walk
CB7 4JW Ely Cambridgeshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALLIA LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 90 250
Address
Future Business Centre Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2HY Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
4WARD ENERGY RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 158 250
Address
Reininghausstrasse 13A
8020 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
WEIZ IMMOBILIEN GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 190 250
Address
Franz Pichler Strasse 30
8160 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIMOS PYLAIAS CHORTIATI
Greece
EU contribution
€ 52 750
Address
Ap Samanidi 21
55236 Panorama-thessaloniki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CEL-F SOLAR SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 90 250
Address
32-34 St Johns Road
TN4 9NT Tunbridge Wells
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CERES CONSULTORIA EN TELECOMUNICACIONES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 104 846,76
Address
Calle Galileo Num 96 Piso 4
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)