Intelligent Domestic Energy Advice Loop

Changeworks has partnered with the University of Edinburgh to deliver IDEAL (Intelligent Domestic Energy Advice Loop), a cutting edge research and advice project on how smart technology can help save energy in the home. We are actively looking for households in Edinburgh to participate and will be recruiting households until August 2017. Participants can benefit from saving energy and money through more efficient home energy use.

Participation in the research involves:

  • A two hour home visit with a survey and the fitting of sensors in your home measuring energy use, heating use, light levels, room temperature and humidity
  • The equipment remaining in your home until June 2018
  • Responding to surveys and messages received from University of Edinburgh experts via an Android tablet provided by the university
  • Leaving your Wi-Fi running 24/7 to allow the sensors to communicate

Criteria to participate include:

  • Having a combi boiler with mains gas supply
  • Having a compatible gas meter
  • Living in Edinburgh (EH1-17)
  • Having home broadband
  • No prepayment or smart gas meters (electricity is ok)
  • Not planning on moving home before June 2018

Contact us to register your interest in taking part, providing your name, phone number, email address and the best times to contact you. Download the IDEAL information leaflet for further information.

 

Important note:  Leith Links Community Council is sharing this information but does not endorse it.

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