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This paper presents YouPower, an open source platform designed to make people more aware of their energy consumption and encourage sustainable consumption with local communities. The platform is designed iteratively in collaboration with users in the Swedish and Italian test sites of the project to improve the design and increase active user participation. The community-oriented design is composed of parts that link energy data to energy actions, provide comparisons at different levels, generate dynamic time-of-use signals, offer energy conservation suggestions, and support social sharing. The goal is to bridge people's attitude-behavior gap in energy consumption and to facilitate the behavior change process towards sustainable energy consumption that is implementable in people's daily life. Preliminary results show that community-oriented energy intervention has the potential to improve user engagement significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE 14th International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509044283
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2017 - Calabria, Italy
Duration: 16 May 201718 May 2017
Conference number: 14

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Conference14th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2017
Abbreviated titleICNSC 2017
CountryItaly
CityCalabria
Period16/05/1718/05/17

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