Proceedings of ICT for Sustainability 2016

Session: Posters

11 articles

Boosting the Renewable Energy Economy with NRGcoin

Mihail Mihaylov, Ivan Razo-Zapata, Roxana Radulescu, Ann Nowe
Recent work introduced the concept of NRGcoin [1] - a decentralized digital currency for renewable energy, based on Blockchain technology. In this abstract we summarize the con-cept and outline how this currency benefits each stakeholder in the smart grid and the renewable energy economy as a whole....

Development of a Label for Green Software Products: A person-oriented view

Eva Kern
Information and communication technologies (ICT) consume a lot of natural resources and influence the life of sociality in many different contexts. Thus, academia came up with research projects addressing sustainability issues of ICT. Generally, these comprise social, economic and environmental aspects....

Diagnostic Visualisation of Building Management System Energy Data

Paul Shabajee, Chris Preist, Daniel Schien, John Brenton, Chris Jones
This poster presents work done at the University of Bristol as part of the IODiCUS (Interoperable Open Digital Control Unit System) project [1]. The project is, in part, focused on exploring campus scale energy management and improving the usefulness of data from Building Management Systems (BMS) across...

Enabling peer-to-peer electricity trading

Jordan Murkin, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Alastair Byrne
Due to the recent advances in household-level renewableelectricity generation technology, a new type of market based on peer-to-peer (P2P) electricity trading between households will emerge. This poster presents a technical platform which will enable such a market to function.

Household routines: identifying contextual cues for energy related activities

Mary Barreto
Technology has become embedded in how people conduct their daily lives within their home space [1]. A number of studies suggest changing context cues, which trigger existing or habitual behaviors [2] [3]. People's habits have been studied for a long time in terms of health, work productivity and sustainability...

IODiCUS - Smart Balancing of Local Energy Demand

Daniel Schien, Paul Shabajee, John Brenton, Chris Jones, Chris Preist
For electric utility companies variability of demand for electricity results in disproportionately high cost for services consumed only for a small duration of the day.High peak demand means: More power plants and network infrastructure must be available to supply these peaks. 'Dispatchable' energy sources...

Mobile phones: social impacts during the use phase

Elisabeth Ekener, Elena Mokeeva
Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) is a technique for as-sessing social impacts throughout the life cycle of a product, aiming to predict and improve social conditions of affected stakeholders. LCA requires a comprehensive approach, i.e. covering all phases of a product life cycle, however an ap-proach...

On the relationship between automation and occupants in smart buildings

Ilche Georgievski, Thijs Bouman
Cities are significant contributors to global emission of CO2. Among city entities, buildings are the largest energyconsuming sector and are therefore an important source of CO2 emissions. A key issue in buildings is that their current energy systems fail to use energy in a smart and sustainable way....

Smart Education

Marieke Versteijlen, Paquita Perez Salgado, Marleen Janssen Groesbeek
Concerning their CO2 footprint, Higher Education (HE) in the Netherlands must meet the more stringent requirements imposed by the government for energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. This survey, commissioned by SURFsara, examines the contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)...

SustDataED: A Public Dataset for Electric Energy Disaggregation Research

Miguel Ribeiro, Lucas Pereira, Filipe Quintal, Nuno Nunes
In this paper we present the SustDataED (SustData for Energy Disaggregation) dataset. The dataset is an extension to the original SustData dataset [1], and consists of electric energy consumption and room occupancy measurements taken from a single-family residence in Portugal composed of four householders....

WaterGram: A citizen-centric platform to monitor water quality

Ivan S. Razo-Zapata, Giacomo Piovan, Christian Penny
WaterGram will empower citizens (e.g. students, scientists, designers) and public authorities to make knowledge on water quality more accessible. Even though water is an important asset within our urban environment - from our water tap to the river flowing under a bridge, from the rainwater to the greywater...