Ambient Sensorization for the Furtherance of Sustainability

  • Fábio Silva
  • Cesar Analide
  • Luís Rosa
  • Gilberto Felgueiras
  • Cedric Pimenta
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 219)

Abstract

Energy efficiency is regarded as an important objective in a world of limited resources. The sustainable use of energy is necessary for the continuity of life styles that do not jeopardize the future. Nevertheless, due to poor information about the impact of human actions on the environment, it is hard to promote and warn for sustainability. This work focuses on the use of ambient intelligence as a mean to constantly revise sustainability indicators in a way they may be used for user awareness and recommendation systems within communities. The approach in this research makes use of sustainable indicators monitored through ambient sensors which enable user accountability concerning their actions inside each environment. Also, it is possible to compare the effect of user actions in the environment, enabling decision making based on such comparison factors.

Keywords

Ambient Intelligence Sustainability Energy Efficiency User Awareness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fábio Silva
    • 1
  • Cesar Analide
    • 1
  • Luís Rosa
    • 1
  • Gilberto Felgueiras
    • 1
  • Cedric Pimenta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal

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