Ecolution Improving Energy Consumption with The GreenSoul Project


Ecolution Improving Energy Consumption with The GreenSoul Project

Ecolution are proud to be one of the three UK companies working in collaboration with the EU funded GreenSoul project.

The project aims to monitor the energy usage of public buildings and use this data to find ways of changing behaviours, without any language or cultural barriers. It will persuade users to increase their energy-awareness and change their e-consumption habits through a variety of techniques.

“The GreenSoul project main objective is to achieve higher energy efficiency in public buildings by altering the way people use energy consuming shared devices (lights, printers) and personal devices (personal pluggable appliances). In order to achieve this goal, GreenSoul will apply a two-fold strategy:

• It will persuade users to increase their energy-awareness and change their e-consumption habits through a variety of techniques, from persuasive social applications to physical interaction mechanisms linked to the networked devices.

• It will embed intelligence into the networked devices to allow them autonomously decide about their operational mode for energy efficiency purposes. GreenSouled devices will learn from user habits, acting only when wasteful energy behaviour is detected or users do not heed device suggestions.” GreenSoul

To pilot this project we have collaborated with GreenSoul and our client Affinity Sutton, one of the largest providers of affordable housing in England, to monitor personal and communal devices.

The project will be running 6 pilot schemes in total throughout the EU to monitor the publics energy consumption behaviours. From this, we can use the networked devices to understand and improve consumption behaviours in a universally understood way.

“The GreenSoul project aims to surpass EU Energy Efficiency Directive energy consumption savings targets (-20% by 2020) with a low-cost energy-efficient ICT platform empowered with a set of assets (apps, interactive interfaces, device adaptors, smart meters and a Decision Support System (DSS) engine as well as a socio-economic and behavioural model which will jointly guide the energy consumption practices of public buildings.”

At Ecolution, we are always looking for innovative ways to help build a cleaner, greener future. The GreenSoul Project provides us with the perfect opportunity to do this by improving behaviours toward energy efficiency and the use of digital platforms to do this will allow us to access a much larger audience.

To find out more about GreenSoul and our collaboration with the project and Affinity Sutton visit:

http://www.greensoul-h2020.eu/

http://www.greensoul-h2020.eu/affinity-sutton

http://www.greensoul-h2020.eu/blog/update-in-our-pilot-reference-list-affinity-sutton-instead-of-university-of-cambridge

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