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Energy Game for Awareness of energy efficiency in social housing communities

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "EnerGAware" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙963˙225 €
 EC max contribution 1˙963˙225 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3.1. (Reducing energy consumption and carbon foorpint by smart and sustainable use)
 Code Call H2020-EE-2014-2-RIA
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-02-01   to  2018-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    FREMEN CORP FR (TROYES) participant 600˙500.00
3    UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH UK (PLYMOUTH) participant 384˙000.00
4    ADVANTIC SISTEMAS Y SERVICIOS SL ES (MADRID) participant 233˙750.00
6    EDF ENERGY R&D UK CENTRE LIMITED UK (LONDON) participant 142˙725.00
7    DEVON AND CORNWALL HOUSING LTD UK (EXETER) participant 107˙250.00


 Project objective

The main objective of the EnerGAware project is to achieve a 15-30% energy consumption and emissions reduction in a social housing pilot and increase the social tenants’ understanding and engagement in energy efficiency.

The EnerGAware project will develop and test, in publically owned social housing, a serious game that will be linked to the actual energy consumption (smart meter data) of the game user’s home and embedded in social media and networking tools. The solution fits within all three ICT areas suggested in the topic EE-11 scope: gaming, social networking and personalised data driven applications.

The EnerGAware solution will provide an innovative IT ecosystem in which users can design their own virtual home and Avatar and learn about the potential energy savings from installing energy-efficiency measures and changing user behaviour, whilst maintaining the comfort of their Avatar. The user will need to learn to balance the energy consumption, comfort and financial cost of their actions. Energy savings achieved both virtually in the game, calculated by building performance simulation, and in reality, in the users’ actual homes, measured through smart meter data, will enable progression in the serious game. The social media features will provide users a platform to share data of their achievements, compete with each other, give energy advice, as well as, join together to form virtual energy communities.

The EnerGAware solution will be developed and deployed with the ‘cleanweb’ philosophy in mind: “Capital light, Quick to market and Quick to scale”, therefore the EnerGAware project will aim to go beyond just testing in a social housing pilot, but will seek commercial exploitation of the solution at the end of the project, through our industrial partners, in particular EDF Energy, a global energy provider, with 38 million European energy customers.


List of deliverables.
Game Requirements Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:56
Baseline monitoring and evaluation report Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:45
Preliminary project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 10:58:55
Energy data management, communication and processing Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:51
Serious Game Beta Version Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-31 10:58:55
Building energy consumption and thermal comfort simulation engine Other 2019-05-31 10:58:55
User Requirements Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:38
Report on dissemination activities of EnerGaware Project (First year) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:55
Game design and Software specifications and architecture Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:54
Report on dissemination activities of EnerGaware Project (Second year) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:45
Serious Game Early Prototype Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-31 10:59:00
Pilot implementation methodology Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:47
Monitoring and evaluation methodology report Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:47
Pilot implementation methodology (Preliminary) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:58:48
Building Requirements Documents, reports 2019-05-31 10:59:01
Final Project Web site Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 10:58:45

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of EnerGAware deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Pahl, S., Boomsma, C., Jones, R.V., Fuertes, A.
Exploring Relationships between Housing Conditions, Health and Well-Being among Social Housing Tenants
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
24th International Association People-Environment Studies conference 24th 2019-06-07
2018 Adorkor Bruce-Konuah, Rory V. Jones, Alba Fuertes, Leonardo Messi, Alberto Giretti
The role of thermostatic radiator valves for the control of space heating in UK social-rented households
published pages: 206-220, ISSN: 0378-7788, DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.05.023
Energy and Buildings 173 2019-06-07
2018 Christine Boomsma, Rebecca Hafner, Sabine Pahl, Rory Jones, Alba Fuertes
Should We Play Games Where Energy Is Concerned? Perceptions of Serious Gaming as a Technology to Motivate Energy Behaviour Change among Social Housing Residents
published pages: 1729, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: 10.3390/su10061729
Sustainability 10/6 2019-06-07
2017 Christine Boomsma, Sabine Pahl, Rory V. Jones, Alba Fuertes
“Damp in bathroom. Damp in back room. It\'s very depressing!” exploring the relationship between perceived housing problems, energy affordability concerns, and health and well-being in UK social housing
published pages: 382-393, ISSN: 0301-4215, DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.04.011
Energy Policy 106 2019-06-07
2016 Rory V. Jones, Alba Fuertes, Christine Boomsma, Sabine Pahl
Space heating preferences in UK social housing: A socio-technical household survey combined with building audits
published pages: 382-398, ISSN: 0378-7788, DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.06.006
Energy and Buildings 127 2019-06-07
2016 Boomsma, C., Jones, R.V., Pahl, S., Fuertes, A.
Energy saving behaviours among social housing tenants: exploring the relationship with dwelling characteristics, monetary concerns, and psychological motivations
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
BEHAVE 2016 - 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency, 08.09.2016-09.09.2016, Coimbra, Portugal 4th 2019-06-07

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