Towards a PowerPedia : A collaborative energy encyclopedia

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Energy Efficient Systems  
Author(s): Weiß, Markus; Staake, Thorsten ; Fleisch, Elgar; Merkle, Adrian
Title of the compilation: 12th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing : Workshop Papers
Corporate Body: Ubicomp 2010 Workshop: Ubiquitous Computing for Sustainable Energy
Ubicomp '10 The 2010 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing Copenhagen, Denmark — September 26 - 29, 2010
Year of publication: 2010
Pages: 6
Language(s): English
When it comes to conserving electricity, it is crucial for users to understand how much electricity is used by single appliances. However, the rather technical feed- back in pure numbers and intangible units of existing energy feedback systems is not appropriate for most users. To improve this situation, we present PowerPedia, a system that aims at providing action guiding feedback beyond pure consumption values. PowerPedia enables users to identify and compare the consumption of their residential appliances to those of others. It thus helps users to better assess their electricity consumption and draw effective measures to save electricity.
Keywords: Energy use, visualization, smart meter, mobile computing, feedback systems
Type: Conferenceobject
Year of publication: 23. April 2014