This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 768776
InBetween project aims to create more energy efficient lifestyles towards a global process that foreseen assisting Users to IDENTIFY energy wastes, LEARN how they can conserve energy and MOTIVATE them to act.
A User-centric approach is applied throughout the project including aspects from the ‘theory of social practice’. Apart from detecting energy saving opportunities and offering various incentives for Users’ behaviour change, a significant part of the motivation aspect will also be associated with the provided ability and means to act through the InBetween solution.
InBetween aims to a deliver cost-effective solution that brings added value, without significant disruption of everyday activities, through the collaborative InBetween cloud based platform offering advanced energy services.
It allows Users to integrate their building’s connected devices and systems with advanced energy analytics and optimisation services to create a comprehensive recommendation and feed-back solution which will facilitate further the behaviour change towards more energy and cost efficient daily routines.
A significant demonstration activity in a range of real life pilot locations in the EU with diverse public set-ups, which differ in terms of size, type, climate and patterns of use, will offer the necessary technological validation.
The overall concept and methodology of InBetween is driven by two aspects:
- Deliver an affordable solution that brings added value (i.e. helps Users to identify energy wastes, learn how they can conserve energy and motivate them to act) without significant disruption of everyday activities.
- Respect the requirement of the topic under which the project has been funded “…integrate and validate different technological elements, each element with at least TRL 6”
InBetween will be focused on reuse of existing technological solutions and methodologies (≥TRL6) spending efforts on the integration and adaptation activities to support the InBetween specific objectives.
InBetween will look for performance deviation by seeking to gain a better understanding of each User’s real energy demand reduction potential profile.
Thanks to the comparison of performances specific User-tailored Energy Conservation Measures will be suggested.
This project will run from 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2020.