enCOMPASS - an Integrative Approach to Behavioural Change for Energy Saving

Fraternali, Piero and Herrera, Sergio and Novak, Jasminko and Melenhorst, Mark and Tzovaras, Dimitrios and Krinidis, Stelios and Rizzoli, Andrea Emilio and Rottondi, Cristina and Cellina, Francesca (2017) enCOMPASS - an Integrative Approach to Behavioural Change for Energy Saving. In: 2017 IEEE Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS) Proceedings WORKSHOP ON ENERGY EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS BASED ON IOTEESIOT 2017, 06.06.2017-09.06.2017, Geneve, Switzerland.

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This paper presents the research objectives of the enCOMPASS project, which aims at implementing and validating an integrated socio-technical approach to behavioural change for energy saving. To this end, innovative user-friendly digital tools will be developed to 1) make energy data consumption available and understandable for different types of users and stakeholders (household residents, office employees, school pupils, building managers, utilities, ICT providers) and to 2) empower them to collaborate in order to achieve energy savings and manage their energy needs in efficient, cost-effective and comfort-preserving ways. The project will demonstrate how this can be achieved with a novel approach that integrates user-centered visualisation of energy data from smart sensors and user-generated information with context-aware collaborative recommendations for energy saving, intelligent control and adaptive gamified incentives enabling effective and sustained behavioural change.

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