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Social Power Project

Acronimo SPP

Abstract The Social Power Project (SPP) proposes the creation of a social mobile application using game mechanics (competition and cooperation) to motivate neighbourhood teams to work together and strive for collective energy reduction goals. Thanks to the provision of an online social platform, the smartphone application will allow end-users to interact socially, share contents and cooperate to build a common, creative understanding of how to save energy at home. The smartphone application, as well as the online social platform, will be inserted as a real case into the demand-side management (DSM) programme of two local Swiss electricity utilities (AEM and StWW) that have recently invested into smart metering technology. The project will explore the role of social interaction in triggering active participation in energy conservation and behavioural change over time. This will be done by a field experiment that launches both intra-group collaborations as well as a cross-cultural ?energy contest? between the cities of Massagno and Winterthur in neighbourhood energy-saving.

Enti SUPSI coinvolti Formazione di Base
Istituto sostenibilità applicata all'ambiente costruito
Dipartimento ambiente costruzioni e design
Istituto Dalle Molle di studi sull'intelligenza artificiale

Persone coinvolte Mikael Oettli, Roberta Castri, Leonardo Angelucci, Massimo Botta, Nikolett Kovacs, Andrea Emilio Rizzoli, Francesca Cellina, Giovanni Profeta, Gaetano Frongillo, Fabian Frei, Vanessa De Luca, Luca Morici

Responsabili Roman Rudel

Data di inizio progetto 1 marzo 2015

Data di chiusura progetto 28 febbraio 2017