Smart Living

Characteristics

Energy display / smart meter / insight in energy usage

Target

Energy efficiency / CO2 reduction / Behavioral change

Location

Amsterdam

West Orange

400 households in Amsterdam tested a new energy management system. This system can make residents more aware of their energy consumption and will help them to save energy.

Why?
People are hardly aware of their energy use, because it is not visible in their homes. No attention is paid to appliances that use a lot of energy, so many appliances are unnecessarily left on stand-by. In the West Orange project, smart technologies are tested that should change the households awareness and energy use. In this project 400 households in Amsterdam tested a new innovative energy management system. The objective was to save at least 14 percent energy and at the same time the equivalent amount of CO2-reduction. The residents could use this system to see, for example from the living room, how much energy is used in the whole household. It is even possible to see the usage per appliance, such as the washing machine or the microwave. This is supposed to make the household more aware of their energy use and energy-saving options. By submitting a personal saving objective they are continuously stimulated to save gas and energy. It is also possible to use internet or mobile phones to turn appliances in the house on or of.

Initiatives
The energy management system includes an wireless energy display which is connected to the digital gas and electricity meter. Besides this it is also possible to use internet or mobile phones to turn appliances in the house on or of.

This project is financed with support of the European Fund for Regional Development of the European Commission.


TagsEnergy management systems


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