ENERGY CONSERVATION THROUGH SOCIAL COMPETITIONS IN BLOCKS OF FLATS

Andreas Kamilaris, Giannis Kitromilides, Andreas Pitsillides

Abstract

Buildings are responsible for a large fraction of the world’s total electrical consumption. Energy awareness of residents, by means of timely electrical consumption feedback through smart metering, aims to reduce the waste of energy. Further savings can be achieved by leveraging social norms and entertainment to drive sustainable behavior. In this paper, we investigate two important pillars in the energy saving initiatives, which are the recreational aspect and the social influence of the neighborhood. We performed a small case study in two blocks of flats, creating a social competition among the flats, to award those with the best energy management. Our evaluation results indicate that energy-related social games have the potential to contribute significantly in reducing the electricity footprint of home residents, engaging them in more sustainable lifestyles.

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Kamilaris A., Kitromilides G. and Pitsillides A. (2012). ENERGY CONSERVATION THROUGH SOCIAL COMPETITIONS IN BLOCKS OF FLATS . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-8565-09-9, pages 167-174. DOI: 10.5220/0003950301670174


in Bibtex Style

@conference{smartgreens12,
author={Andreas Kamilaris and Giannis Kitromilides and Andreas Pitsillides},
title={ENERGY CONSERVATION THROUGH SOCIAL COMPETITIONS IN BLOCKS OF FLATS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},
year={2012},
pages={167-174},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003950301670174},
isbn={978-989-8565-09-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - ENERGY CONSERVATION THROUGH SOCIAL COMPETITIONS IN BLOCKS OF FLATS
SN - 978-989-8565-09-9
AU - Kamilaris A.
AU - Kitromilides G.
AU - Pitsillides A.
PY - 2012
SP - 167
EP - 174
DO - 10.5220/0003950301670174