The SMERGYmeter is a web-based and user-friendly consumer guide for young adults. This online guide allows the users to compare their own energy use with those of their peers and to simultaneously measure the energy and money savings they have achieved. It provides simple and personalized recommendations and day-to-day action plans for young adults. The selected activities fit perfectly into the current living conditions of young adults. Generally the energy saving activities will be low investment tips such as the venting of radiators, the use of turn-off power strips and the defrosting of freezers.
The SMERGYmeter contains over 50 energy saving tips. All tips and actions are connected to common apartment areas like bathroom, living room or kitchen. Every conducted energy-saving-action of the user is measured in kilowatt hours, carbon dioxide and Euros. This incentive system of possible annual savings motivates the users to implement as many energy-saving actions as possible. All results are visualized as diagrams and charts on the frontend. In addition a fictional character development process is carried out to increase the motivation to do more energy saving actions.
- offers short-term and long-term participation in energy saving actions
- provides additional background information about energy-saving
- develops a context of energy saving and cost reduction in a transparent way
- deliver tips that users are able to realize instantly and without further help/investments
- enables a direct and fast access to energy-saving action plans and shows already realised energy saving actions
- provide the possibility to share achieved saving results and badges via social networks
- connects offline and online activities of the campaign. For example, users that took part in an offline action receive a physical code on a postcard or flyer from the local organisation group. Later the users can unlock their energy saving achievements with the code inside the SMERGYmeter.