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enCOMPASS - Collaborative Recommendations and Adaptive Control for Personalised Energy Saving

Implement and validate an integrated socio-technical approach to behavioral change for energy saving, taking advantage of latest digital technologies: this is the goal of the enCompass project. The project is expected to reduce energy consumption (electricity and heating) and related CO2 emissions up to 20-25%. Through enCOMPASS, a highly innovative ICT platform will be developed to facilitate a newer and more effective approach to energy saving, leveraging data generated from smart sensors to feed user-friendly digital tools, and provide energy recommendations by applying advanced consumer behavior models. enCOMPASS aims at blending existing partners’ technologies and products to make energy consumption data easier to understand, simpler to use and funnier to explore for different types of stakeholders, including families, building and office managers, company employees, utilities and service providers. Users will have a detailed view of energy data, with the possibility to read them by time (day, week, year), consumption source, context and activity class, triggering awareness of their own behaviors and environmental impact. The project will be piloted in three different climatic zones, Germany, Switzerland and Greece, considering three different type of buildings: residential houses, schools, public administration offices. All buildings will have a smart metering infrastructure and home automation sensors in place.

The project enCOMPASS is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 initiative. The project is coordinated by Politecnico di Milano – Polo Territoriale di Como and brings together fourteen European partners from seven countries: European Institute for Participatory Media, Stadtwerk Haßfurt, Naturschutzbund Deutschland - NABU (Germany), Watt and Volt Anonimi Etairia Ekmetalleysis Enallaktikon Morfon Energeias, Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis, Ethniko Idryma Erevnon (Greece), Società Elettrica Sopracenerina, Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana – SUPSI, Paradox Engineering (Switzerland), Set Mobile (Romania), Kaleidospublishing (Italy), Kauno Technologijos Universitetas (Lithuania) e Gravity Research & Development Kutato (Hungary). Fondazione Politecnico di Milano cooperates with Politecnico di Milano. The project will last 3 years, from November 2016 to October 2019.

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enCOMPASS is a project funded by Horizon 2020,
the European Union Framework Programme
for Research and Innovation



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