We are back again with the second GreenSoul project newsletter. We want to give you an overview about this project and how technology can modify user behavior in order to save energy in public buildings. Our main objective is to prove how behavior modification recommendations based on ICT monitoring data can bring about energy savings greater than 20%.

For this purpose The GreenSoul platform is to be deployed in six pilot-buildings in different climatic areas – Spain, Greece, Austria and the United Kingdom -, ensuring cross-country and cross-building analysis of the project’s expected impact. We will talk about the pilots projects in our next newsletter.

We split our overview in two main objectives: Technological and Social.

Technological Objectives

  • Implement GreenSoul Smart Adaptors turn everyday things into persuasive, co-operative and reactive networked eco-aware things
  • Extend existing Smart Meters with GreenSoul Properties
  • Implement an Analytics and Decision-support engine driving the eco-behavior of the environment
  • Provide an assortment of social mobile, web apps and physical interfaces associated with e-consuming devices to persuade and incentivize users towards more responsible energy consumption in public spaces

Social Objectives

  • Understanding users’ eco-friendliness and attitudes towards sustainability in shared spaces
  • Improve user’s self eco awareness in shared spaces through persuasive interfaces and mobile social web apps
  • Promote an intelligent eco-wise and self configurable environment reacting to user’s behavior
  • Research on the alignment of the organizations’ energy efficiency goals with the individuals’ ones
  • Apply evidence-based analysis using the data collected in the six validation pilots from both behavioral and the socio-economic vision
  • Elaborate a business plan for the commercial exploitation of the system at a European level considering market entrance one year after the project end

Expected final impact:

  • Systemic energy consumption and production and emissions reduction between 15% and 30%
  • Accelerate wide deployment of innovative ICT solutions for energy efficiency
  • Greater consumer awareness and engagement in energy efficiency
  • Social media as multiplier hubs – GreenSoul will be linked to social platforms allows using them as dissemination channels for ICT solutions.