To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
- ICT CityPulse
- Energy, environment, public
Elin is a very eco-conscious mother of two, living in Aarhus. She sorts her garbage, rides her bicycle most places, uses as little water as possible etc. But she finds it hard to get an idea of her household's consumption of electricity, water and heating. The bills she gets from the utility companies are presented in a complex manner, and are not easy to understand. Elin therefore uses the online resource index which shows in a clear and easily understood way her family's consumption. She's presented with a visual presentation of their expenditure and can choose to see historical data, compare with the same month last year and the like. She is also presented with hints on how to reduce their consumption. It's also possible for her to see the consumption in a certain area in the city or the whole city - what is the CO2 level of the city right now? And to compare different areas in the city. Furthermore, Elin can find the city's climate plan in the index, and actively participate in the city's planning regarding climate and environment by adding her own comments. From the city's point of view the resource index could help make people more eco-conscious and possibly change behavior. It would also be possible for the city to see the consumption in all public buildings in the city and in that way be aware of it's own eco-behavior, contributing to reach the goal of turning Aarhus carbon neutral by 2030.