ChArGED: CleAnweb Gamified Energy Disaggregation (GA:696170)
ChArGED addresses the energy consumption in public buildings and proposes a framework that aims to facilitate
achieving greater energy efficiency and reductions of wasted energy in public buildings. The framework leverages
IoT enabled, low-cost devices (NFC or iBeacons) to improve energy disaggregation mechanisms that provide energy
use and (consequently) wastages at the device, area and end user level. These wastages will be targeted by a gamified
application that feeds personalized real-time recommendations to each individual end user. The design of the game
will follow a cleanweb approach and implement a novel social innovation process that will be designed based on
human inceptives factors and will help users to understand the environmental implications of their actions and adopt
a more green, active and responsible behaviour. The blend of social interaction and competitions with its personalized
character are expected to eventually contribute to the user engagement and commitment to generate savings in the
long term leading to tackle energy efficiency targets in public buildings while emphasizing on cost effectiveness.
Furthermore, users will become more educated on energy efficiency actions and their impacts which has an impact
beyond the actual public building. Efficient energy use will render its consumption predictable and this will be
exploited by the ChArGED gamified application to optimize use of the micro-generated energy. Users will be motived
to reduce energy consumption when power comes from the grid. Predictable energy consumption will also support
more informed decisions of micro-generation sources to match the use patterns. The ChArGED solution will be
developed with iterative end users representatives’ engagement during analysis, design and development. Further
users at least 150 real building occupants in three (3) countries (50 in each building- validation country), namely Greece, Spain and Luxembourg, will be
engaged for deployment and validation.
DAEM S.A. is responsible for the pilot operations in Athens.