INESC TEC leads energy efficiency project
The new European project in the area of energy systems is called FEEdBACK (Fostering Energy Efficiency and BehAvioural Change through ICT) and is led by INESC TEC. The kick-off meeting was held on 2 and 3 November in the city of Porto.
18th December 2017
The main objectives of this new project are to develop, integrate and test new technologies linked to the energy area and to apply them in order to promote energy efficiency by changing the behaviour of building users.
In this sense, three demonstrators will be used at the European level - Portugal, Spain and Germany - focusing on three distinct environments. The Portuguese demonstrator will be the building of INESC TEC, the Spanish demonstration area encompasses a number of buildings in the municipality of El Prat in Barcelona and the German demonstrator consists of a residential area located in Lippe.
The goal is to improve the energy efficiency levels of the three demonstrators concerned, not only through the development and implementation of new information and communication technologies, but also with the help of all those who live in the buildings in question. To this end, the development of serious gaming applications is planned to help the target audience of the demonstrators to change their behaviour in order to achieve the desired energy efficiency goals.
During the project's kick-off meeting, the first steps were defined and a visit was made to the building of INESC TEC so that all partners could get to know the Portuguese demonstrator.
Until 2020, the eight partners of the FEEdBACk project will have around 2.4 million euros to develop these solutions. Of this amount, two million will be funded by the European Commission.
Headed by INESC TEC, the project also has the participation of the Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), DEXMA Sensors SL (Spain), Limetools LTD (United Kingdom), IN-JET APS (Denmark), Kreis Lippe der Landrat (Germany) and Estudi Ramon Folch i Associats SL (Spain).
The INESC TEC researchers participating in this project are from the Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) and the Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics (CSIG).