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 SAVE ENERGY
SAVE ENERGY is a project in the context of the ICT Policy Support Programme that aims at stimulating innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of ICT by governments, businesses (with a special focus on SMEs) and moreover citizens. 480.000 users of public buildings, including public servants and citizens, are expected to be impacted by SAVE ENERGY in five different cities throughout Europe:
- Helsinki (Finland)
- Lisbon (Portugal)
- Leiden (The Netherlands)
- Lulea (Sweden)
- Manchester (UK)
SAVE ENERGY addresses the challenge of behaviour transformation through the use of ICTs (real time information and serious game) as an enabler of energy efficiency in European public buildings. The service will be deployed in several kind of buildings (from schools to townhalls, from office buildings to culture centers) and used to educate and transform the user Energy behavior sustaining these behavioral changes by user’s empowerment with real time interactive information and guided decision making.
At ICT4EE (the High Level Event on ICT for Energy Efficiency that takes place on 19th-20th March 2009 in Brussels, Charlemagne Building) SAVE ENERGY is present, together with ENoLL and CO-LLABS, and videos on the 5 city-pilots profiles are to be shown at
Stand N21, Second Floor – Exhibition Area
The SAVE ENERGY stand will be attended by project responsibles and by the Living Labs members that, within the aegis of ENoLL (the European Network of Living Labs) and CO-LLABS, have supported the project:
- Lisbon Living Lab
- Leiden Living Lab
- Helsinki Living Lab
- Manchester Living Lab
- Botnia Living Lab
- Lighting Living Lab Águeda
Media, industry, authorities, policy makers, SME associations, Living Labbers and citizens are invited to visit the SAVE ENERGY stand.
 Botnia Living Lab / CDT
Saber can reduce your energy costs by 15-20%.
By an energy algorithm developed at Luleå university of technology in Sweden the user can differentiate between energy used for heating and energy used for hot water in their homes. Research shows that this enables the user to change the behaviour and thereby save approximately 15 – 20% of the energy consumption. The project will during 2009 - 2010 install 100 - 150 pilot systems in houses and apartment buildings in Luleå and with the help of the users develop business and user aspects of the system. The project will also test power peak limiting systems. These systems reduce the fuel consumption, which is usually oil/gas or peat at peak loads and thereby significantly decrease the negative environmental impact. In addition a technical platform for user involvement will be implemented to create an interactive Customer fora for the future.
This Botnia Living lab/CDT project is financed by Vinnova
In this demo we will show the energy consumption system SABER and describe how the user-involvement is organized to create best-value for the product-development work.
 Manchester EastServe / Manchester Digital Development Agency
The Digital Environment Home Energy Management System (DEHEMS) is an EU FP7 project led by Manchester City Council and the University of Salford involving partners (SMEs, Academia, and Municipalities) from across Europe. This project aims to help Europe to achieve its carbon reduction targets by supporting households in reducing their energy usage through better analysis and management of their energy consumption. The project aims to improve the current monitoring approach to levels of energy being used by households, with an overall aim of reducing CO2 emissions across Europe. It is a European Commission Framework Programme 7 (FP7) funded project. As part of this the "DEHEMS Dashboard" has been developed which enables all users to view their home energy consumption in real-time. Every six seconds readings are taken via the energy monitor in the home, providing a unique insight into how exactly the energy is being used. This same approach can also be used for other buildings.
DEHEMS aims to provide the tools necessary for efficient energy usage. Not only can the home energy data be monitored, but it can also be compared against other DEHEMS users. This presentation will explore the role of home energy management in tackling climate change and how this leading EU R&D project is developing state of the art metering technology. For further information on the DEHEMS project please visit http://www.dehems.eu .
DEHEMS demonstration aims to:
- Show in detail the initial results of the DEHEMS project and how it is developing state-of-the-art metering systems for the domestic market.
- Illustrate the importance of Home Energy Management in tackling climate change.
- Find out more about DEHEMS Implementations in Manchester and how DEHEMS hopes to positively affect household behaviour.