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SAVE ENERGY: SAVE ENERGY

The SAVE ENERGY will use a serious game providing an engaging believable virtual environment for citizens, consumers and policy makers to gain awareness, understanding and experience with regard to the issues associated with behavioural change and energy efficiency, in both the immediate and longer terms. The project will deliver a model that is simple, attractive and effective enough for users to actively and consistently engage with. Pilots will involve public buildings from 5 major European Cities (Helsinki, Manchester, Lisbon, Lulea and Leiden) that will demonstrate the extent to which tangible emissions reduction is achievable. The 5 pilots will use electronic sensors to measure energy usage, plug adapters between wall sockets and the devices that plugs into them will use the mains electricity as both a power source and means of communication, measure the energy used by devices, and communicate this to a local “gateway” system with a web interface. The information of a network of sensors will be gathered by a central server allowing for the data analysis and identification of consumption patterns and real time view, providing an action plan to adjust the energy usage pattern and hence, the carbon footprint. A given public space will become better informed of their energy profile and be given advice on adapting behavior. The pilots implementation will follow the Living Lab methodology, involving large communities of motivated citizens co-creating ideas, decisions and recommendations in the open innovation environment of SAVE ENERGY. This core group of Living Labs will collaborate along the project and will launch a Thematic European Network of Living Labs cities focused on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability. European wide dissemination of results will be provided to key stakeholders to influence Policy change, market impact and advancement of knowledge. Policy recommendations will be provided to the European Commission.

Contact information

OLIVEIRA Alvaro
Alameda da Guia 192A
2750-368 Cascais
PORTUGAL
Tel. +351214866784
Fax. +351214866752

Participants

Coordinator: ALFAMICRO-SISTEMAS DE COMPUTADORES, LDA, PORTUGAL

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
ALFAMICRO-SISTEMAS DE COMPUTADORES, LDA PORTUGAL
METROPOLIA AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY FINLAND
HELSINGIN KAUPUNKI FINLAND
GREEN NET FINLAND RY FINLAND
AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO FINLAND
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO - CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO S.A. PORTUGAL
LISBOA E-NOVA AGENCIA MUNICIPAL DE ENERGIA E AMBIENTE DE LISBOA PORTUGAL
ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere S.A. PORTUGAL
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET SWEDEN
LULEA KOMMUN SWEDEN
Stichting CETIM - CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT THE NETHERLANDS
GEMEENTE LEIDEN THE NETHERLANDS
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD UNITED KINGDOM
MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 11/06/2013

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