WP 1 Mapping of data supply and communication needs for different types of end-users
Mapping of the available data types captured by the (existing) installed building systems will be done. This inventory will include different in-home equipment, smart controls, building automation systems etc. currently available on the market. Consequently, this will serve as basis for ranking in terms of equipment’s usefulness, cost-effectiveness, availability, applicability etc.
Mapping of the users communication and information needs will be elaborated by observing the users (participating in the research) in their everyday life. This will serve as basis for the identification of energy consumption habits according to different end-users groups. Based on the actual observation studies, generic categorization of a certain number of end-users profiles will be done (archetypes) where the different user profiles will be documented in a consumer profile catalogue.
End-users (building occupants) will be encouraged towards more energy efficient building usage while being constantly provided with information concerning energy saving opportunities in everyday life. Furthermore, the user-friendly and cost-effective applications and services developed during this project will be offered and promoted to the end-users.