Implementation of the equipments
The SAVE ENERGY platform comprised a local data collection platform to be installed in 5 different pilot buildings and a central platform where the information from all the pilots is consolidated, analysed and compared to energy efficiency models which were optimised along the project. The interaction with the users through real time information or serious games tokk place locally or remotely by using wireless terminals or the Internet, namely the Web 2.0 portal, which were used as a social network tool for behaviour transformation.
The local platform showed the resource and device integrator part, which enabled the interoperability of sensors, actuators and meters. This layer integrated into the central platform middleware which allowed the integration of bus systems, mobile and computer platforms. The user interface layer included web interfaces for computers and mobile devices, the gaming and simulation engines and a business logic service.
The five pilot buildings were fitted with real time energy data collection systems that feed engaging local display of consumption information. The gathered data feeded the technology platform, generating real time information and providing inputs for the serious game (greenmyplace). The impact of both real time information and serious game on the users’ energy consumption patterns lead to profound behaviour transformation and to significant energy savings. The results suggested new indicators, metrics and best practices that can be further explored within the context of innovative buildings design and policy recommendations.
SAVE ENERGY Lisbon Pilot - Real Time Display
The Lisbon Pilot was an administrative building owned by the municipality and provides public services to the Lisbon residents. The initial construction of the building had little consideration for the energy environment dimension. Lisbon pilot was committed not only to foster behavior transformation but also to extend the results to other buildings of the municipality and to disseminate proactively the results beyond the consortium.
The greenmyplace.net platform (http://greenmyplace.net/ )
Start Date: March 2009 to August 2011
Financial Support: Seventh Framework Programme, Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme
Alfamicro - Sistemas de Computadores, Lda
Sticting CeTIM - Center for Technology and Innovation Management
HSE - Technology Supplier Research Helsinki University
ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere
LTU – Lulea Technical University
Manchester City Council
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação - S.A
University of Salford
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