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E  PLACE is a pioneering
project that seeks buildings are showing impressive information and aims to cut down
to demonstrate the results; Dublin partner Codema on unnecessary energy use.
importance of innovative has reported a 22% electricity
ICT solutions in order to reduce saving in Tallaght Library between The EPLACE platform also
energy consumption in public March – August 2014. provides recommendations
buildings. Bringing together based on data introduced by
10 partners throughout Europe, These buildings are being users relating to their home or
EPLACE has three main objectives; monitored via WeSave and buildings characteristics and it
to test and validate ICT solutions WeLight smart meters, two of presents a great opportunity for
for energy efficiency, to present the smart solutions designed by EU-wide collaboration through
this information on a specific Wellness Telecom. WeSave is an the WeTalk forum function which
public platform to promote energy control and management allows users and experts to form
knowledge-sharing through system that centralises energy partnerships and exchange
EU collaboration and finally, to data and monitors changes mutually-beneficial information.
combine the first two objectives in consumption due to user
to show actual energy savings behaviour. Users can create an EPLACE is funded under the
achieved in targeted buildings. energy account simply by visiting Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme. ●

Seven pilot buildings have been WeLight is a smart monitoring For more information on the project, visit
selected across Spain, Bulgaria and control system for street
and Ireland and already these lighting which provides real-time

In our next issue…
Energy Efficiency for industry and manufacturing
ICT / Smart Metering
Waste-to-Energy & Recycling
Green Ship Technology
Country Profile: Ireland

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