GLOW - ENERGY NESTED BIO SYSTEM FLOWS: FROM THE HOME TO THE HUB

  • Dragojlovic-Oliveira, Sonja (PI)
  • Chatzimichali, Anna (CoI)
  • Atkins, Ed (CoI)
  • Badarnah, Lidia (CoI)
  • Perez Hernandez, Marco (CoI)
  • Bagheri-Moghaddam, Faezeh (RA)

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

The GLOW project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and will create a new socially smart computational system to equitably and dynamically communicate household energy demand at a neighbourhood scale. Drawing on new insights from Glasgow and Bristol residents’ approaches to managing energy in their homes as well as their perceptions of what this means in their neighbourhoods, a new multidimensional evidence base on the social and spatial characteristics of energy demand behaviour will be developed. The computational system will be shaped by this first of a kind of evidence base as well as theoretical insights from Social Practice and Social Identity Theory to biomimetic approaches in the study of other species’ communication mechanisms such as bees that have evolved an efficient way to communicate collective resource needs.

The project is led by Prof. Sonja Oliveira, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in collaboration with academic partners, the University of Bath (Dr Chatzimichali), the University of the West of England (UWE) (Dr Barakat, Dr Badarnah), the University of Bristol (Dr Atkins) and non-academic partners. The project team will be working closely with Steering Group partners, including Energy Systems Catapult, Energy Super Hub Oxford, Kenza Engineering, Community Infrastructure Group, SNUG, Bristol Housing Festival, Stride Treglown as well as Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, Purpose and Desire, Oxford Brookes University, Utah State University / Centre for Atmospheric and Space Sciences CASS and The University of Texas at Arlington.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/07/2230/12/24

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