ICT for Green : How computers can help us to conserve energy

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Energy Efficient Systems  
Author(s): Mattern, Friedemann; Staake, Thorsten ; Weiß, Markus
Title of the compilation: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking
Corporate Body: 1st international conference on energy-efficient computing and networking (e-Energy), April 13-15 2010, Passau, Germany
Publisher Information: New York, NY, USA : ACM
Year of publication: 2010
Pages: 1-10
ISBN: 9781450300421
Language(s): English
Information and communication technology (ICT) consumes energy, but is also an important means of conserving energy. Conventionally, it has done so by optimizing the performance of energy-using systems and processes in industry and commerce. In the near future, ICT will also play a critical role in supporting the necessary paradigm shifts within the energy sector towards more sustainable electricity generation. However, with the advent of "smart" technology from the field of ubiquitous computing, further ways of reducing growing levels of domestic energy consumption are now emerging. With this in mind, we discuss how getting consumers "into the loop" can achieve energy savings on top of the efficiency gains resulting from automated systems, and we describe a prototype application aimed at inducing behavioral change by providing direct feedback on household electricity consumption.
Keywords: Smart meter, advanced metering, smart grid, energy conservation, feedback systems
Type: Conferenceobject
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/3014
Year of publication: 25. February 2014