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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 341 250

Participants (6)

FREMEN CORP
France
EU contribution
€ 600 500
Address
12 Rue Raymond Poincare
10000 Troyes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 153 750
Address
Rua Dr Antonio Bernardino De Almeida 431
4200-072 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADVANTIC SISTEMAS Y SERVICIOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 750
Address
C Zurbano 83 Escalera Izquierda 3A
28003 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 384 000
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEVON AND CORNWALL HOUSING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 107 250
Address
72 Paris Street Devon
EX1 2JZ Exeter
Activity type
Other
EDF ENERGY R&D UK CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 142 725
Address
90 Whitfield Street
W1T 4EZ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)