Approval of GreenSoul H2020 project

Published on Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 16:15

On Thursday, 29th October, DeustoTech-INTERNET was notified the approval of its 4th H2020 project in the topic “EE-11-2015 - New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency”. The project title is “GreenSoul: Eco-aware Persuasive Networked Data Devices for User Engagement in Energy Efficiency”.

It is a 36-month project that will pursue higher energy efficiency in public buildings by altering the way people use energy consuming shared devices (lights, printers) and personal devices (personal pluggable appliances). For that, it will apply a twofold strategy: 1) persuades users to increase their energy-awareness and change their e-consumption habits and 2) embeds intelligence in the devices to let them autonomously decide about their operation mode for energy efficiency purposes. For the first part, it will use a variety of techniques, from persuasive social applications to physical interaction mechanisms linked to the devices. For the second part, it will learn from the usage habits, acting only when an energy wasteful behaviour is detected or the users do not heed the devices’ suggestions. The aim is to add a green-soul to devices in a pluggable manner to avoid costly replacement of equipment and the corresponding disposal of old-fashioned devices to the landfill.

In this project proposal,Diego Casado Mansilla and Dr. Diego López-de-Ipiña from DeustoTech-INTERNET and Dr. Cruz Borges from DeustoTech-ENERGY took part. The total granted money to UDEUSTO is 378.062€.