The project is a multidisciplinary effort that combines social, educational, design and engineering sciences. These disciplines closely collaborate with the demonstration site schools (12 secondary schools in the northwest European region) by implementing a series of technical, social and design activities. The collaboration aims to conjointly developed efficient and effective energy-saving strategies by means of low-cost interventions.
Secondary school buildings and their members, school teachers, school students, and administration staff are the focus of attention to understand and influence the socio-technical profile of secondary schools with regards to the management of energy consumption and comfort.
Socio-technical data is considered a relevant source to gain understanding and agency in the development, implementation, and assessment of energy-saving strategies and interventions. Technical data will be collected by means of energy meters and indoor climate sensors. Social data will be collected by means of self-reporting and digital ethnography involving school members. Real-time data visualizations will be iteratively co-designed with school members and make accessible to schools.