Co-benefit based support system and program for environmentally conscious behavior
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Environmental impact assessment,Environmental policy and social systems,Environmental engineering and reduction of environmental burden,Thermal engineering,Energy engineering
Efficient energy management is required for energy and CO2 saving in the civilian sector (homes and businesses).
Differing from the traditional types of HEMS and BEMS, based on automated control of lighting and air conditioning, these are a support system and program for environmentally conscious behavior focused on the lifestyles and work-styles of the individual (resident, worker, etc.). We possess algorithms that allow the effective “visualization” of obtained measurement data, and information provision according to individual attributes (age, gender, etc.) and ease of implementation. It is also possible to incorporate these into existing products and link them with smart meters and more.
By linking this system and program with existing products (e.g.: smart phones) and incorporating them (e.g.: into home security, clocks, toys, etc.) it becomes possible to effectively present to the user, environmentally-conscious behavior. We plan to commercialize these in the future, in the form of support robots for environmentally-conscious behavior in the home and office (“Smart Robots”).
The diagnostic program is based on the premise of evoking the “conscience of the individual,” rather than of automated control. Construction of a “semi-automatic, semi-manual” EMS that excels in terms of cost effectiveness is possible. Eventually, it will be easy for this to spread to the home and small-to-medium offices.
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