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Fostering Energy Efficiency and BehAvioural Change through ICT

Project description

Apps help to better understand and reduce energy consumption

A commitment to lowering energy use and fostering sustainability will contribute to meeting key EU energy targets. The EU-funded FEEdBACk project aims to assist in this regard by developing, integrating, and testing different energy-focused ICT and behaviour modification apps. These digital apps and gamification techniques will be used to engage energy users in northern Germany, Mediterranean Spain and northern Portugal. Ultimately, the goal is to modify their behaviour towards energy consumption in offices and research labs, schools, and smart homes. By implementing the apps, companies will make their products more competitive and successful, both within Europe and beyond.

Objective

The objectives of the FEEdBACk project are to develop, integrate and trial a wide range of energy focused ICT and behaviour modification applications, that will be used to engage energy users and permit them to understand and change their energy consumption related behaviour in three different built environments (Office/Research Labs, Schools, Domestic smart homes) in three climatic settings (northern Portugal, Mediterranean Spain, and northern Germany). The consortium, from seven EU countries, that has been assembled to deliver FEEdBACk consists of highly experienced research organisations in the energy area; three SMEs that specialise in e-learning digital communication applications targeted at behaviour change and in building energy data gathering and representation to managers and users; and three organisations that own and manage buildings, schools and public and private dwellings, who are committed to lowering and making more sustainable their energy use. The development of this broad spectrum of energy related applications and the utilisation of next generation gamification techniques, tested in such a wide range of built environments has not been attempted before. The outputs from the project will enable accelerated commercialisation, by a wide range of innovative SMEs, within and outside the project consortium, of the tools that will help building owners and stakeholders to understand and reduce their energy consumption. The demonstration of the results of the FEEdBACK project will be valuable for Technical & Market planning for the EU energy industry. The FEEdBACK’s ambition is to enable a wide range of companies to incorporate or integrate elements of the applications and the behaviour change components, thereby making their products more competitive and successful in the EU and on a global scale. This will contribute significantly to achieving important sustainable energy EU objectives.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-EE-2017-RIA-IA

Coordinator

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Net EU contribution
€ 425 312,50
Address
RUA DR ROBERTO FRIAS CAMPUS DA FEUP
4200 465 Porto
Portugal

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 425 312,50

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