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Engaging school students as energy usage change agents

Vienna had made great progress with energy usage and has the example of the ASCR as a model of minimum energy consumption. Now its time to upscale this Vienna wide.

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Energy Transformers
Contact details
christoph.resch@brainbows.com

Smart consumer participation

Smart energy solutions provide convenient services to energy consumers as well as important information to grid operators. How can these data be used to motivate sustainable behaviour? How can citizens actively contribute to energy efficiency?

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Engaging school students as energy usage change agents

Vienna had made great progress with energy usage and has the example of the ASCR as a model of minimum energy consumption. Now its time to upscale this Vienna wide.

Solution context

The ASCR has demonstrated how changing behaviour and buidling design can have a postive impact on energy consumption. By providing consumers with information and awareness and engageing them about their energy usage, we believe there can be a postive impact for changing behaviours that are energy intensive.

Solution description

The solution is interlinked and consists of 2 parts.

  1. Educational Tool Box for schools
  2. Customised "JouleBug" App

 

The interlinked solution allows us to "hit" various consumer segments using the students as enablers of change.

Many studies have indicated the sucess of App based behaviour change (eg. Runtastic). The App also encourages frienldy rivalry and rewards participants for "positive" behaviours. Using public transport over a personal car.

In addition studies have demonstrated that the 55+ segment will use Apps if encouraged by family members or friends.

  • Changing behaviours before they are life long habits
  • Develop an understanding of personal and group actions and the resulting impact on the environment
  • Engaging children/students as change agents and influencers
  • Helping consumers prepare for Smart Metering

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