ICT for sustainability: reflecting on the role of ICT to enhance communication and empowerment of building users

1 Jul 2021 - ICT solutions within a Smart City environment are often hailed as the low carbon, efficient and low-cost solution-but is this sufficient? Download the paper

Exploitation factsheet

28 Jun 2021 - The factsheet presents the Key Exploitable Results of eTEACHER and tells you more about each specific result achieved. Download it now!

eTEACHER App: Quick Start Guide

6 May 2021 - Download the eTEACHER quick start guide to learn how our mobile and web-based app works.

Potential on Comfort Enhancement and Energy Saving through Behavioral Change of Energy Users

30 Apr 2021 - The study monitors 10 real European buildings to identify comfort enhancement potential and energy-saving potential based on changing the behaviour of building users. The results show that the office building could have saved up to EUR 2500 in energy during the study period while the healthcare centres could have saved more than EUR 1000. The highest energy saving potential is related to the use of the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system. It has also been found out that there is a potential to improve comfort conditions in all the pilot buildings. The highest potential for comfort is identified in the improvement of the luminance conditions.

Behavioral Change towards Energy Efficiency by Utilizing ICT Tools

30 Apr 2021 - Paper about ICT solutions developed by four EU projects, to achieve energy behaviour change through triggering mechanisms, informative feedback, gamification, and automation services within a human-centric and context-aware framework. The paper provides each project’s methodology to enhance end-user engagement of their respective approach, methodology to assess the expected results, technical and legal challenges, and the preliminary results of their ICT solutions, which have also been presented at Sustainable Places 2020 conference.

Empowering and Engaging European building users for energy efficiency

30 Apr 2021 - This paper presents findings from the eTEACHER project which aims to empower building energy end-users to reduce energy consumption through a set of related ICT-based interventions. These interventions, including a web-based app and building-specific ‘what-if’ analysis have been developed by drawing upon feedback from pilot users in 12 buildings, including both residential and non-domestic, across three EU countries. A structured evidence-based approach to user engagement was followed, which included site visits, a series of building user workshops and a questionnaire.

Deliverable: Project flyer

22 Jul 2019 - The present document provides information on the first release of the project flyer designed for eTEACHER. Furthermore, it includes information regarding the postcard designed as first dissemination material on the occasion of a European conference and on the posters designed to support the end-user’s workshops..

Deliverable: Project website

22 Jul 2019 - The eTEACHER website (which can be accessed through the URL http://eteacher-project.eu) was completed and made operational at the end of January 2017. It contains all institutional information about the project and is intended to be used as the entry point to the eTEACHER project for both the scientific and professional communities and other stakeholders’ categories, including end-users and the general public.

Deliverable: Dissemination and Communication Plan

22 Jul 2019 - This document describes the dissemination and communication strategy that will be implemented throughout the project duration. It contains the main objectives, targets, tools and channels as well as the operative guidelines, which will govern the overall dissemination and communication activities of the project. Besides this, it also contains the overall project visual identity guidelines and the key messages underlying the overall communication about eTEACHER.

Deliverable: Requirements for BACS add-on services

22 Jul 2019 - This report aims at defining the functional and technical requirements for the BACS (building automation and control systems) add-on services that eTEACHER encompasses. BACS add-ons are hardware (devices) and software solutions that extend the functionalities of the existing BACS or BEMS (building energy management systems) in order to empower building occupants to achieve better energy efficiency and comfort levels.

Deliverable: Specifications for eTEACHER “Enabling Change” framework

22 Jul 2019 - Enabling Changeis an evidence-based approach for developing and delivering behaviour change interventions that was put forward by Les Robinson in the book Changeology (Robinson, 2011) and via articles on the Enabling Change website (Robinson, 2018). It advocates a participatory approach to projectdevelopment, at both whole-programme level and with relation to specific interventions.

Deliverable: ICT-based engagement for energy efficiency in buildings

22 Jul 2019 - This report aims at consolidating current knowledge on how ICT-based engagement activity can support energy efficient behaviour in buildings. It requiresthe facilitation of two workshops to develop knowledge across the project teamand with selected building users.

Deliverable: Analysis of end-use behaviour in relation to case study buildings

22 Jul 2019 - This report aims at identifying the key behavioural factors influencing energy use for each eTEACHER case study buildings. To achieve this, the data collection comprised key building design features and energy system control interfaces and information on the building users themselves. Building user data collection sought to identify users’ energy-related needs and whether these are being met; control processes and interfaces and how these are understood and used in practice; and users’ motivations for change and ideas for improvements within each building.

Deliverable: Key concept summary

22 Jul 2019 - This short report provides an overview of key concepts related to behaviour change initiatives to save energy in buildings. It draws upon the teaching and research experience of the authors, along with initial findings from a review of literature which commenced in October 2017.

eTEACHER Project Brochure

3 Jul 2019 - eTEACHER brochure. How will eTEACHER change energy users baheviour? Which tools will be used and developed? What's the eTEACHER app? Download the brochure and leran more about the project and how to contribute!

English posters

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Spanish posters

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Romanian posters

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eTEACHER postcard

13 Mar 2018 - eTEACHER aims at developing an ICT toolbox to motivate energy behavioural change of energy end-users in buildings. Want to find out more? Download our new postcard!

eTEACHER roll-up

13 Mar 2018 - Find out more about the concept of the project, the ICT solutions and the pilots where the solutions will be implemented

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