We are installing sensors in selected Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire homes to measure utility usage and indoor air quality.
The “3 in 1 sensor” firstly measures the relative humidity in the air. This tells us how well ventilated a room is and whether it is at risk of damp or mould. Secondly it measures the carbon dioxide in the air. This tells us the quality of the air in the surrounding area. Thirdly it measures the indoor air temperature. This tells us whether the room is at a comfortable and healthy temperature.
Two further pieces of equipment will be installed:
- One reader attaches to the gas meter to tell you how much gas your household is using
- Another reader attaches to the electricity meter to tell you how much electricity your household is using
For the electricity and indoor environment monitoring, we are using Invisible Systems technology which sends data to us via a gateway device and SIM card. For gas monitoring, we are using Loop technology which sends data via your broadband router.
Each home has been given a tablet on which they can view their own energy ‘dashboard’ which shows how much electricity, gas and water you are using. It allows you to compare today to yesterday, this week to last week and so on.
In Spring 2017, we launched the Energy Game which encourages the player to solve puzzles and survive 48 hours locked in a remote cabin before rescue arrives.