This month the international H2020 eTEACHER project, in which Icpe is partner, entered in a new stage of obtained results validation about energy savings increasing in residential buildings on the basis of dedicated method and tools developed within the project.
Since the beginning, the active involvement at the basis of the eTEACHER method raised both the curiosity and the interest of a large part of the InCity occupants. The live presentations held on-site contribute to raising the awareness of the occupants’ attitude regarding energy consumption, and have positive impacts on the family budget and the environment at large. The devices installed indicate in real-time, (on mobile phones or computers) the energy consumption for different household consumers and environmental parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, CO2 level, lighting level in the apartment. Therefore, participants are empowered directly to observe the impact of their actions, and consequently to consciously choose/decide their actions.
In addition to this, the IT application developed by eTEACHER, shows the history of the energy consumption of the apartment, environmental parameters, the trends and it sends advice to encourage actions for optimizing energy consumption. Also, users can provide feedback and participate in an online energy-efficiency challenge by interacting with other participants. All these elements corroborated contribute successfully to characterize the buildings/apartments/occupants behavior and to achieve the objectives proposed within the eTEACHER project.
More information about the project goals and evolution can be found here: http://www.icpe.ro/projects/eteacher/