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Exploitation of the European Research Projects Aiming to Achieve a Behavior Change for Energy Saving Through Innovative IT Solutions


At Sustainable Places Conference 2019 a workshop was held to present the business value proposition of the projects BENEFFICE, enCOMPASS, MOBISTYLE and UtilitEE. To ensure exploitation and further uptake of the project results, EC provided Support Services for Exploitation of Research Results (SSERR). 
To learn about the outcomes of the workshop on how the research projects were pitched, read the paper on:

Our Slovenian Demonstration case


At the University of Ljubljana (UL) all faculties joined a campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce energy consumption. The campaign was prepared through the MOBISTYLE partner, IRI-UL, on the basis of a study analyzing satisfaction with the work environment in relation to health and energy. The first among the MOBISTYLE awareness campaigns is running at the Faculty of Arts - We use stairs

Here's an impression of how we're sharing the MOBISTYLE view & tips in our Slovenian demonstration case!

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MOBISTYLE at Sustainable Places 2019


As part of the Sustainable Places event, conference held between 5-7 June 2019 in Cagliari a pitching event of three H2020 projects: MOBISTYLE, UtilitEE and enCOMPASS, took place where business cases from these research projects having the same objectives were pitched. The MOBISTYLE project was the initiator of this event where Dr Alessia Melasecche from META group (SSERR service supported by European Commission) provided professional support, guidance and moderated the pitching event. MOBISTYLE team really appreciated the feedbacks received and find this support very beneficial. It helps us to improve the MOBISTYLE exploitation strategy as business value proposition and how to sell our results better. The MOBISTYLE pitch was about the business case of the MOBISTYLE Platform. The MOBISTYLE Platform offers an ecosystem where suppliers can improve their businesses by correlating their products data.  A platform that heals the fragmentation of data, connects it in one data lake and allows new information extraction by advanced data analytics. The gathered data (energy and IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality)) is interpreted and available in one unique point, the MOBISTYLE Platform. This data is translated in information useful for users and given to the users via people-centric based services and tools that help people to achieve a long-term behavioural change improving their building's energy consumption, indoor comfort and personal health.

We also showed the 360 degrees video of our Dutch demonstration case. Check out the pictures of our pitch, presentation and sharing the 360 degrees experience. 

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MOBISTYLE at Clima 2019

The MOBISTYLE-TripleA-reno workshop on ‘’Why people matter?’’ was held at the CLIMA Conference that took place in Bucharest, 26-29 June 2019. The objective of the workshop was to explain and discuss with the audience (mostly engineers) on why people should be taken into the design process when designing technologies and building systems. Nowadays, many people are saturated with technologies and feel quite often irritated by it. For this reason, MOBISTYLE adopts calm technology principles. Instead trying to fight the technology that interrupts and intrudes our lives, in MOBISTYLE project we think how we can use it to improve our lives, personal behavior affecting building’s energy, indoor environmental quality and in the end our personal well-being and health. 

In MOBISTYLE we develop ICT solutions that give feedback to users on how their actions indoors affects the building’s energy usage, surrounding indoor climate and personal health. With that, we aim to educate people on how and why they are consuming energy since often they are not aware their behavior results in wasteful energy usage. This is done according to the building and users needs. The workshop participants were introduced to the storytelling approach where they explained their personal stories and reflected on their everyday life. Furthermore, by using the heros’s journey they were encouraged to brainstorm on how MOBISTYLE could help them towards the better. The same approach was introduced for the MOBISTYLE demonstration sites with actual building occupants to define the functionalities of the MOBISTYLE ICT solutions.

Webinar on Building Operation and User Experience key to Enhanced Building Performance


Don't miss the EU BUILD UP webinar on Building Operation and User Experience key to Enhanced Building Performance. During this webinar, we will also talk about MOBISTYLE! Save the date: May 20th from 12.00 - 13.30. You can sign up now.

5th MOBISTYLE Newsletter is out!


Please find the latest MOBISTYLE Newsletter here

In this edition, we introduce the MOBISTYLE dashboard & game. We are also showing you the Dutch demonstration case in a 360 degrees video. 

360 video Dutch demonstration case


​For the Dutch demonstration case, Qeske, we made a 360 video to show what we measured and how we did it! Watch the video to find out more. 

Don't miss our MOBISTYLE webinar


Don't miss our MOBISTYLE webinar on February 28th at 15:00. Grounded in MOBISTYLE ideas, visions, and approach, this webinar will brainstorm on current and future challenges in the area of Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) encouraging behavioural change. Also, it will present actionable new ideas that could help improve H2020 projects' progress and maximize the European replication impacts. Don't miss this chance to learn more about the project and subscribe to the webinar today:

MOBISTYLE article in the last issue of the REHVA Journal 2018


The H2020 MOBISTYLE project is presented in the last issue of this year’s REHVA Journal. The article is now freely available on the REHVA website at this link, pages 11-16 Introduction to the H2020 MOBISTYLE Project. Sounds like a great Christmas holiday reading when looking for some new inspiration for 2019! MOBISTYLE team wishes you warm Christmas holidays and good start in 2019.

4th MOBISTYLE Newsletter is out!


Please find the latest MOBISTYLE Newsletter here:


In this edition, we introduce the five demonstration sites and MOBISTYLE case specific objectives. Also you can find out what happened since the last newsletter and which are the upcoming MOBISTYLE events.

1st meeting of the MOBISTYLE Consumers Advisory Board, Nov 2018


Active House Alliance as a member of the MOBISTYLE Consumers Advisory Board (MCAB) invited the MOBISTYLE consortium to host a breakout session during the 6th Active House Alliance Symposium in Italy, Lecco on 7-8 November in 2018.

On November 8, the first MCAB meeting was organized as part of the symposium where discussions with members took place – representatives of Leapcraft, ACE, AHA, REHVA, eu.BAC and S.C. PRODAO-ING S.R.L. The MOBISTYLE consortium was represented by the members of the coordinator (Ana Tisov), people-centric and occupant behavior approach (Simona d’Oca), multidisciplinary MOBISTYLE methodology (Andrei Litiu), MOBISTYLE ICT solutions – game, dashboard as Open Users Platform (Eva Coscia), demonstration case representative (Per Heiselberg). Furthermore, Marco Signa, representing the consortium partner Whirlpool, presented to the commercial companies first MOBISTYLE exploitation ideas and how the data could be used to create new valuable information by correlation individual products data (usage and behavior) and aggregating it to discover macro common patterns.


The discussion with the MCAB members resulted in valuable feedback and input for the MOBISTYLE team in relation to business case development. As the project is two years on its way, the outcomes of the discussion serve as an input for improving the current solution development.

In the coming months, the MOBISTYLE team will translate the key takeaways from these discussions into specific requirements for the MOBISTYLE Open Users Platform.

Next MCAB gathering is going to be organized as part of the international conference CLIMA 2019 (26-29 May 2019, Bucharest, Romania) where MOBISTYLE project is organizing a special MCAB related working session.

Through facilitating a workshop with an open discussion between the MCAB members, the team would like to come to a further exchange of ideas, discuss the usability of the improved MOBISTYLE solutions and discuss the MOBISTYLE exploitation strategy with these important market players from the MCAB.

MOBISTYLE workshop in full swing at the BEHAVE 2018 conference!


The MOBISTYLE workshop was organized during the BEHAVE conference, on 5 Sep 2018 in Zurich, aiming to bring together EU research projects having the same objective: to improve buildings occupants behavior leading to more energy conscious everyday building usage. In this view, the expertise and lessons learnt of four H2020 sister projects funded in the same call, MOBISTYLE, ENTROPY, ChArGED and PEAKapp, were exchanged. The workshop was opened by the MOBISTYLE Project Advisor, Mr. Pau Rey Garcia, and moderated by the two members of the MOBISTYLE team, PhD Simona d'Oca and anthropology expert, PhD Dan Podjed. Through pitches introducing the sister projects and by facilitating parallel open discussions among the invited speakers (Ana Tisov – MOBISTYLE, Valeriya Azarova – PeakAPP, Anastasia Garbi – ChArGED and Alfonso Ramallo - ENTROPY), the interactive discussion emerged with attendees of the workshop. Based on the received comments and shared views from the interactive discussions, together with the presenter's visions and the concluding remarks with the moderators, the white paper will be elaborated in the coming weeks to position the sister projects into the H2020 EU scope and objectives. This paper will help improve the H2020 projects' progress and maximize the European replication impacts. 


Insights from the 4th consortium meeting


The 4th MOBISTYLE meeting was hosted by the project partner Holonix and took place in Milan, Italy during 23-24 April 2018. The main goal of the meeting was to revise the overall project's progress until the first reporting period (March 2018). Based on this revision, a detailed plan of the MOBISTYLE related activities still to be executed was done in order to come until summer 2018 to the deployment of the first ICT solutions. The consortium partners agreed on final steps covering the three areas:

  1. Revision of the MOBISTYLE Behavioural change action plan for each demonstration case

  2. Integration of the developed methodology in the MOBISTYLE ICT solutions (this lead to a development of two applications: the MOBISTYLE dashboard and the MOBISTYLE game);

  3. Demonstration case assessment and preparation for deployment.

For the first MOBISTYLE demonstration and validation cycle (starting summer 2018), it was agreed that to satisfy the identified user and demonstration case needs, the game from the mock-up of the game will be tested for the Danish and the Polish demonstration case where the first version of the dashboard will be deployed for the Italian and the Slovenian case. As realized, to nudge different behaviours it is important to connect a broad set of parameters (data types coming from the sensors) and look at the interrelations among them. The main challenge is how to connect all different sensing devices from different sources to the single central MOBISTYLE platform and how to then in semi-real time disclose the right information back to the different users (give suggestions on more energy efficient actions). Furthermore, in order to prevent that effect of raised awareness about energy conscious building usage does not die away quickly, the sufficient awareness campaigns need to be organized once the solutions will be deployed. As the MOBISTYLE team agreed, the ICT solutions deployment cannot be seen as a stand-alone measure but the aim is to embed them in long-term awareness campaigns. A well-designed communication and information strategy will be devised together with the demonstration case holders and will lay a foundation for building a trust between end-users and MOBISTYLE consortium/demonstration case holders. The goal is to bring these two sides together where end-users trust the MOBISTYLE team an understand the applications operate in their interest (benefits of energy conscious behaviour presented in a language they speak).

During the first evaluation period, the building occupants will be included in the usability testing and engaged learning to see whether they find the solutions attractive and how do they use the solutions. Their feedback will be used to improve the solutions for the second demonstration cycle as this is one of the aspects of the people-centred approach: create with and for people.

During the meeting, there was also a 2 hours joint workshop to exchange lessons learnt between MOBISTYLE and its sister project H2020 enCOMPASS project (funded in the same call 2016) where enCOMPASS coordinator Professor Piero Fraternali (POLIMI) joined the MOBISTYLE meeting. Both project representatives agreed that this workshop was useful to not just exchange lessons learnt so far but also to brainstorm on current and future challenges in the area of ICT solution development encouraging behaviour change. This also led to a decision that MOBISTYLE will host a workshop as a pre-conference event during the BEHAVE conference on 5 September 2018, 9.00-12.00, together with the MOBISTYLE H2020 sister projects financed between 2014 and 2016; MOBISTYLE, ENTROPY, ChArGED, PEAKapp, GAIA, GREENSOUL and GREENPLAY. It is possible to register for the conference and the MOBISTYLE workshop at the following link:

The goal of the workshop is to come to an exchange of ideas between the projects, share the projects’ lessons learned, brainstorm on current and future challenges in the area of ICT solutions encouraging behavior change. Outcomes of this workshop intend to document actionable new ideas in a form of a position or white paper. This paper will help improve the H2020 projects’ progress and maximize the European replication impacts.


Figure: H2020 sister projects MOBISTYLE and enCOMPASS exchanging lessons learnt so far during the 4th MOBISTYLE consortium meeting.

3rd edition of the MOBISTYLE Newsletter is out!


​We invite you to read our 3rd Newsletter! In this edition, we present the recently developed MOBISTYLE behavioural intervention action plan that will be implemented for the five demonstration sites. We hope you will enjoy reading this issue!


MOBISTYLE takes part at the H2020 SHAPE ENERGY sandpits


​At the H2020 SHAPE ENERGY sandpit event ''Energy efficiency and using less'' during 8 and 9 February 2018 in Torino, Italy, the MOBISTYLE project and its approach was presented by Ana Tisov and Simona D'Oca (HIA). The MOBISTYLE multidisciplinary approach was discussed together with other H2020 projects tackling energy efficiency issues. As recognized, people's everyday behavior in buildings most often cannot be seen as energy efficient as the term 'energy efficiency' is not understood by the building occupants. The discussion during these two days was therefore focusing on: ''How to achieve a behavior change that leads toward a more sustainable and energy conscious building usage?'''

The event tackled energy efficiency issues and encouraged generation of new project ideas that would nudge people towards changing behavior. The different interdisciplinary approaches were reflected by people having different backgrounds: engineering, ICT, social sciences and humanities. Based on experiences from different H2020 projects, the attendees could reflect what works and what not. Furthermore, new ideas were generated that can help overcoming the current identified pitfalls. For the MOBISTYLE project, some new perspectives were stimulated on what works best among building occupants and how to make them aware of what means being energy efficient.
You can find the MOBISTYLE poster presentation below:

MOBISTYLE_Poster_Sandpits_Feb 2018.pdf

More about the H2020 SHAPE ENERGY Sandpits event can be found at:

Published MOBISTYLE paper in Proceedings Journal


The MOBISTYLE paper "People-Centred Approach for ICT Tools Supporting Energy Efficient and Healthy Behaviour in Buildings" has been published in the Proceedings journal. You can download the full paper here:

3rd MOBISTYLE meeting


The 3rd MOBISTYLE meeting was hosted by the partner Tauron Dystribucia and took place in Wroclaw, Poland during 6-7 November 2017. The main goal of the meeting was to come to a step by step plan on how to develop MOBISTYLE tailor made modular flexible information services. The consortium partners agreed on final steps to be done in the three MOBISTYLE areas:

  1. MOBISTYLE Behavioural change methodology;

  2. ICT based tools requirements (development of the MOBISTYLE dashboard and game);

  3. Demo case assessment and preparation for demonstration (data acquisition, storage etc.).

In the coming months, it will be important to implement the developed methodology and configure tools according to the needs and characteristics of each demonstration site (tie the three areas together). It was agreed by the partners that during solutions development and configuration phase, the building occupants will be included in the usability testing to see whether they find the solutions attractive and information easy comprehensible. Their feedback will be used to improve the solutions as this is one of the aspects of the people-centred approach: create with and for people.

Read more about the developed MOBISTYLE anthropological methodology and first project's results: 10 people-centred recommendations for the development of ICT solutions in 2nd MOBISTYLE Newsletter.



MOBISTYLE takes part at the conference Rethinking EE in buildings


Jure Vetršek (IRI-UL) presented the MOBISTYLE project as part of the workshop having a title: Minimizing environmental impact while ensuring healthy indoor environment by modifying users behavior. You can read more about the international conference programme: See the link



2nd MOBISTYLE Newsletter


Please find the latest MOBISTYLE newsletter, September 2017.

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In this newsletter, we present you the developed MOBISTYLE anthropological methodology and first project’s results: 10 people-centred recommendations for the development of ICT solutions. Also, you can find out what happened since the last newsletter and which are the upcoming MOBISTYLE events.

MOBISTYLE at Sustainable Places Conference


The MOBISTYLE project and its approach was presented by Ana Tisov (HIA) at the Sustainable Places 2017 conference which took place in Middlesbrough, UK 28 - 30 June 2017.

The MOBISTYLE project received special attention as it recognizes that without a user's acceptance and understanding of the importance of energy efficiency targets it is difficult to achieve these targets anticipated by the European Union. Within the MOBISTYLE project, an approach was developed that brings in social science aspects in order to understand user needs and their current behavior. By understanding users and their needs, partners in the MOBISTYLE project can stimulate users current behavior towards a more sustainable and energy conscious building usage.

Through anthropological inquiries (focus groups) it was identified that health and well-being are more important motivating factors than energy savings and CO2 emissions. Therefore, instead of being tacked at the end, health should be incorporated intentionally in a decision-making process. Partners in the MOBISTYLE project strongly believe that when implementing energy saving measures in the building, users should be educated about the actual purpose of certain technology solutions that have multiple benefits: improve occupants health, their surrounding's IEQ and contribute to overall energy savings.  

You can find a pdf presentation below:

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MOBISTYLE as part of the Advancing Energy Policy Summer School Advancing Energy Policy Summer School


The European project “Social Sciences and Humanities for Advancing Policy in European Energy” (SHAPE ENERGY) hosted an international summer school on energy and social sciences and humanities between 19 - 23 June in Lyon, France. This pluridisciplinary summer school for PhD students working within Social Science and Humanities (SSH) energy research focused on how SSH research can contribute to tackle the many energy-related challenges in Europe.

MOBISTYLE project was presented by Verena M. Barthelmes from Politecnico di Torino (MOBISTYLE partner: POLITO). She presented the developed MOBISTYLE approach and with other advanced researchers discussed the role of SSH energy research for policy and practice.


First Energy Workshop at the Slovenian demonstration case


On 13 and 14 June 2017 the Whirlpool Energy Workshop was organized at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana (Slovenian demonstration case). The Energy Workshop process has been developed by Whirlpool and tailored according to the needs of the MOBISTYLE project and characteristics of the Slovenian demonstration site. During the first day, a visit to the buildings and audit of the main energy transformation units (chillers, boilers, trafo, etc.....) were done. Afterward, first preliminary data analyses were performed. Ideas for the reduction of energy consumption were developed during the second day. The list of behavioural ideas (for all users of the faculty buildings – mainly students and managers) leading to energy savings was generated and  will be communicated to the targeted building user groups.


Study showing that fluctuating temperature may be better for our health


​MOBISTYLE consortium partners from Maastricht University (MU, Department of Human Biology) conducted several studies where they show that fluctuating temperatures may actually be better for our health than the uniform temperatures.

A new paper has recently been published in the journal Building Research & Information in which the MU reseachers with  the lead author of the study, Professor Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, also suggest the necessity to test the effects of fluctuating temperatures on our health during long-term exposure in real life environment situations. This will be elaborated as part of the MOBISTYLE project during demonstration stage.

Furthermore, the findings from MU were also recognized and published in the British online newspaper: The Independent.

2nd consortium meeting


The 2nd consortium meeting of the MOBISTYLE project took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 19 - 20 April 2017. Successful and productive sessions led to reaching several important agreements that will determine the work in the different work packages in the next few months. Furthermore, all partners got a common view and understanding on how to translate the first identified user needs into requirements that will determine future development of the MOBISTYLE ICT solutions and in this way provide the users attractive presonalized services. 


During the meeting, also a joint workshop of the two H2020 projects ENERGISE ( and MOBISTYLE was organized where it was discussed on how to change people's behavior by educating end users on their energy usage. Also a site visit to the Slovenian demonstration site was organized by the Institute for Innovation and Development of the University of Ljubljana.



MOBISTYLE presented at the Days of Energy Experts, Slovenia


MOBISTYLE project was presented in the frame of IRI-UL's presentation done by Jure Vetršek on main energy related event: Days of energy experts on 11 April 2017 in Portorož, Slovenia. The talk was about successful energy management, where we decreased electricity use on Faculty of economics, University of Ljubljana, for ~30% without investments, solely by active energy management and influencing user behaviour. The last is also the point of MOBISTYLE project. The methodology and approach we will use was presented and communicated to the expert audience.



MOBISTYLE project at the Energy Impact Conference


From 28 February to 2 March 2017 the University of Bergen in Norway has organized a world-wide conference titled “Energy impacts: People, Responsibilities and the Contested Futures of Energy Developments”. (link: Social scientists worldwide are engaged in research, policy-making and grassroots action that aims to highlight the social, health, environmental and political impacts related to energy developments. The aim of the conference was to discuss issues pertaining to the social impacts of an accelerated pace and intensity of resource extraction and energy developments on an expanding scale.


MOBISTYLE project had the opportunity to present its concept, case studies and some preliminary results to the community of different scientist (e.g. anthropologists, geographers, geologists, sociologists), all involved in energy related research. In addition, MOBISTYLE project has joined the Energy Anthropology Network (link: that brings together anthropologists concerned with energy research, to coordinate and consolidate debates about energies, and to support new anthropological approaches to energy questions.


1st MOBISTYLE Workshop was a success!


The 1st MOBISTYLE Workshop took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands between 14 - 15 February 2017. The representatives of the demonstration cases and all the consortium members attended the workshop.

The goal of the workshop was to discuss and harmonize the ideas and vision of the representatives of the demonstration cases with the ideas of the MOBISTYLE partners developing solutions. In this way, we will be able to develop and offer services that will motivate building users to behave in a more energy efficient way and lead to actual long lasting energy savings.



Peter Op 't Veld
Huygen Installatie Adviseurs B.V.
Urmonderbaan 22 (Gate 2), Gebouw 220 6167 RD Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands
T: +3188 0322222
T his project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723032.