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The core objective of FEEdBACk is to promote, stimulate and deliver energy efficiency through behavioural change. To encourage a more efficient energy utilization and a more responsible consumer behaviour, the gamification platform will be used to motivate behavioural change by fostering awareness and consumer engagement through a pervasive application that analyses context, sends personalized messages and manages gamified peer competition and feedback.

The gamification platform will be embedded in a broader ICT-based platform for energy efficiency with an interactive energy management system, which will aid interested stakeholders optimizing "when and at which rate" energy is to be buffered and consumed, with several advantages, such as reducing peak load, maximizing local renewable energy consumption and delivering a more efficient use of the resources available in individual buildings or blocks of buildings. This system will also interact with an automation manager and a users’ behaviour predictor application.

The approach to motivate behaviour change is made by intrinsically motivating the user to change procedures and take advantage of opportunities to improve energy efficiency without compromising the comfort level and autonomy. In order for the user to feel in control, the application will analyse the users’ context and past behaviour to choose the right moment to introduce advice notices.

FEEdBACk developments will be demonstrated in three different climatic regions (oceanic climate in Porto, Mediterranean climate in Barcelona and continental-oceanic climate in Lippe) and in three different types of buildings (services building, high schools and dwellings, respectively).



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Consortium

The consortium is composed of 8 partners based in 7 different countries – Portugal, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Germany.

Lime Tools
DEXMA
ERF
INESC TEC
In-JeT APS
Lippe Zukunft
TUDelft
EPFL

Three different research partners, INESC TEC, TUDelft and EPFL ensure the necessary scientific background with previous and extensive research and development activities that represent a strong added-value towards achieving FEEdBACk’s objectives. Their expertise in key areas of the project such as energy (INESC TEC, TUDelft and EPFL), gamification (INESC TEC) and comfort (TUDelft) puts them among the leading R&D European institutions with several scientific publications and participations in R&D projects as well as several industry-related projects. These partners have been very much involved in other Framework Programme projects and therefore have a good familiarity with the adequate procedures for a sound and smooth development of the work towards the desired goals. Also, three industry partners, IN-JET, DEXMA and

LiMETOOLS are heavily involved in the key areas represented in this project, namely one company with experience in ICT and a strong background in the social sciences field (IN-JET), another company that focus on the use and development of ICT solutions for energy efficiency purposes (DEXMA) and also a company that brings the gamification expertise to the development of learning tools for energy efficiency (LiMETOOLS). Finally, a citizens’ representative (KREIS LIPPE) and a public buildings’ manager (ERF) are included that are involved in the user engagement to promote the necessary interaction with the end users, bringing two demonstrator sites with relevant characteristics for validating the overall solution provided by FEEdBACk.

Work Packages

Leader: INESC TEC

The purpose of WP1 is to ensure a smooth development of the project in a target-oriented way, taking into account both budget and time restrictions, and interacting with all the other WPs. In this WP, the WP leader will serve as an intermediary between the consortium partners and the EC.

Leader: IN-JET

In this WP, innovative methodologies that will enable characterizing end users according to different factors will be designed and implemented. This work will include insights from social sciences and behavioural sciences in order to identify user profiles that are able to capture motivational drivers towards achieving energy efficiency goals. These users will be grouped so that they can be targeted with tailor-made actions that are able to maximize the efficacy of the measures undertaken.

Leader: EPFL

The main objective of this WP is to design and develop innovative ICT tools and applications that will be used to promote the interaction with the end users, thus motivating them to engage in behavioural changes towards energy efficiency goals.

Leader: LiMETOOLS

In this WP the digital marketplace application in T4.1, a user friendly digital platform, will be developed to enable making available to third parties data from anonymized users, metering and sensors from the demonstrators in order to support the development of new applications and the design of new business models. In addition, the gamification engine (T4.2) and corresponding platform (T4.3) will also be designed and developed with the objective of motivating permanent behavioural change by increasing the consumer awareness and engagement through targeted messages and gamified peer competition schemes. The applications developed in WP3 will be integrated in the ICT-based platform for energy efficiency in the scope of T4.4.

Leader: DEXMASENSORS

The work to be developed starts by setting up the demonstration of the FEEdBACk solution in a real-world scenario (T5.1). To carry out this work, the technological readiness of the building selected for demonstration will be appraised, namely, in terms of monitoring capabilities and data accessibility, to determine if new metering and data storage equipment is required to be installed.

Leader: TU Delft

This WP focuses on the assessment of the main impacts of the FEEdBACk solution, namely in terms of energy, IAQ and environment (T6.1) and economic aspects, which will also enable validating the business models implemented in WP5 (T6.2). Moreover, the aspects related to the sustainability and future applicability of the proposed solution of FEEdBACk will be addressed through a detailed behavioural change assessment (T6.3) and a thorough scalability and replicability analysis (T6.4). This will be complemented through the identification of new business opportunities and definition of market uptake strategies within T6.5. Finally, in T6.6 an insight into future trends in demand response and the corresponding impacts in users' behaviour will also be given, focusing on the identification of key ICT components.

Leader: INESC TEC

The objective of this WP is to disseminate and promote the knowledge, technical solutions and results achieved during the project. This WP is critical for the uptake of the FEEdBACk solution by third parties.

Overall structure of the work plan:



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Demos

There will be different areas to the demonstration of the ICT-based
solutions developed. Ethics Requirements

Portugal   Spain   Germany  

energy-savings

Energy Savings

15%

energy-savings

Energy Savings

12%

energy-savings

Energy Savings

12%

building

Building

Type: Services Area: 4000m² Floors: 5 Consumption: 630 MWh/year

building

Building

Type: public facilities: 3 office buildings, 3 cultural buildings, 3 educational buildings & 1 sports centre Average area: 3.000m² Number of buildings: 10 Consumption: 4 G Wh/year

building

Building

Type: Households Average area: 140m² Number of buildings: 25 Electricity consumption: 68 M Wh/year Natural gas consumption: 1170 m³/year

meters

Meters

Electricity: smart meter in the dedicated secondary substation transformer + 165 sub-metering points. Water: conventional meter without communication capability. Gas: N/A

meters

Meters

Electricity: smart meter in the grid tie of the building. Gas: available in 7 buildings Data available on-line every 15 min

meters

Meters

Electricity/Gas/Water: smart metering system provided by the AnyPLACE project

behaviour

Behaviour

75% of users registered in the gamification platform Average login frequency of 3 times per week.

behaviour

Behaviour

70% of users registered in the gamification platform Average login frequency of 3 times per week

behaviour

Behaviour

85% of users registered in the gamification platform Average login frequency of 3 times per week

climate

Climate

Oceanic climate (warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters) Summer average temperatures between 16 and 27°C and Winter average temperatures between 5 and 15°C

climate

Climate

Mediterranean climate (dry summers and mild, moist winters) Summer average temperatures between 19 and 28°C and Winter average temperatures between 4,5 and 16°C

climate

Climate

Continental-oceanic transitional area (transition area of middle mountain regions and northern German lowland) Summer average temperatures between 14 and 17°C and Winter average temperatures between 0 and 2.5°C

sensors

Sensors

Temperature: N/A Humidity: N/A CO₂: N/A Motion: for lighting control in some areas of the building (1/3 coverage)

sensors

Sensors

Temperature: YES (internal & external) Humidity: YES (internal & external) CO₂: N/A Motion: N/A

sensors

Sensors

Temperature: N/A Humidity: N/A CO₂: N/A Motion: N/A

comfort

Comfort

Temperature: 18-22°C Humidity: 40-60% 85% of users satisfied with the overall comfort levels

comfort

Comfort

Temperature: 18-22°C Humidity: 40-60% 80% of users satisfied with the overall comfort levels

comfort

Comfort

Temperature: 18-22°C Humidity: 40-60% 85% of users satisfied with the overall comfort levels

occupants

Occupants

400 average daily users Although the building is open 24/7, the majority of the users start working in week days between 9h and 10h stop between 18h and 19h

occupants

Occupants

420 average daily users The buildings are mainly used between September and July.

occupants

Occupants

90 users The majority of the users leave home to start working in week days between 7h and 8h and return between 17h and 18h

data

Data

Electricity meters' frequency is configurable (maximum of 5 measurements per second) and the collected data is stored in real-time in an online database.

data

Data

Electricity meters' frequency is configurable (maximum of 4 measurements per hour) and the collected data is stored every 15 minutes in DEXCell Energy Manager cloud platform

data

Data

Electricity meters' frequency is configurable (up to 1 measurement/minute) and the collected data is stored in real-time in an online database.

indoor-air-quality

Indoor Air Quality

CO₂: 1000-1200 ppm in 95% of occupied areas

indoor-air-quality

Indoor Air Quality

CO₂: 1000-1200 ppm in 95% of occupied areas

indoor-air-quality

Indoor Air Quality

CO₂: 1000-1200 ppm in 95% of occupied areas

equipment

Equipment

Consumption: lighting; 450 computers; 20 printers; 4 elevators; 80 backup servers; central HVAC system; 2 electric vehicles; microgrid and electric vehicles laboratory; cafeteria Generation: 16.3 kW p PV panels; 3.8kW micro-wind turbine. Storage: 16 kWh Li-on batteries; 204 kWh lead-acid batteries

equipment

Equipment

Consumption: lighting space heating and cooling, ventilation, office equipment, computers, etc. (see load distribution below) Generation&Storage: N/A

equipment

Equipment

Consumption: lighting; common household appliances (oven, fridge, washing and drying machines, etc.); air and water heating divided between electricity and gas Generation: 100 kWp PV panels Storage: N/A

business-models

Business Models

Building owner ESCO

business-models

Business Models

Building owner ESCO

business-models

Business Models

Building owner Aggregator/Retailer

News & Events

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ICT for Energy Efficiency

The "ICT for Energy Efficiency" conference will take place at Brussels, in Belgium, on 27th February. Filipe Joel Soares and André Madureira, from INESC TEC...

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AnyPLACE and FEEdBACk Joint Workshop for Community and City Sustainability

On 21st February, the European projects...

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Kick off meeting of project FEEdBACk

The kick-off meeting of the FEEdBACk project took place in Porto (Portugal), at INESC TEC, on 2 and 3 November.

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European NILM (Non-Intrusive Low Monitoring) workshop

DEXMA attended the European NILM (Non-Intrusive Low Monitoring) workshop, which had the presence of other...

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Project FEEdBACk at H2020 Coordinator's Day

The "H2020 Coordinator's Day" took place at the Charlemagne building, in Brussels, on 20 November.

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