In Örebro (Sweden) several buildings in different areas of the city are pilot sites of the BECA project:

  • Varberga – 180 dwellings
  • Pålsbodagatan 13 & 15 – 24 dwellings
  • Drottninggatan 33-37 – 48 dwellings
  • Örnsköldsgatan 147-151 – 45 dwellings
  • Björkallén 26-68 and Rosta strand 35-57 – 33 dwellings
  • Restalundsvägen – 101 dwellings.


The BECA pilot site service includes a Resource Usage Awareness Service (RUAS) to tenants on cold and hot water as well as a Resource Management Service (RMS) of indoor temperature to optimise the heating system. Within the project, the existing systems of the houses will be improved by raising the awareness for consumption through access to and visualization of consumption information. The tenants will have access to their consumption data both through their invoices and via a web service. All measurement data will be collected in a database, allowing a third party supplier to add new services such as visualization of consumption data via mobile phone.

The project partner ÖrebroBostäder expects a reduction of hot water use by at least 22 % on average and approximately 7 % on cold water. With better control of the temperature ÖrebroBostäder expects that the energy for heating will be reduced by 4 to 6 %.

The following table provides the elements which will be measured during baseline and reporting period:


All Sites


Heat (kWh) for the whole house


Cold Water (m³)


Hot Water (m³)


Other factors

Indoor Temperature



Pilot Site Video

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Key Facts





ÖrebroBostäder AB (Orebro)


The awareness raising service for tenants (RUAS) measures the following parameter(s)

Cold and hot water

The management service used by professionals (RMS) measures the following parameter(s)

Cold and hot water and indoor temperature which will be limited to 21°C.

Expected savings

22 % for hot water, 7 % for cold water and 4 to 6 % for heating.

Dwellings equipped with service




Resource Usage Awareness Service (RUAS)

Service Description

During the project the hot and cold water consumption is a free service and included in the rent. Every month the tenants get their invoice where they are able to see their consumption costs for water. If they want more information or if they would like to check the consumption in detail, they are able to use a web portal. Tenants will have access to the web application through the internet where they can follow their consumption of water and inside temperature. The consumption is indirectly measured with units measuring temperatures and the total consumption in the house distributed across dwellings according to temperature. The service shall work as a motivation to save water.



WEB Portal, Mobile phone & paper

Link to prototype






Parameters shown

Water (cold & hot) and inside temperature

Periods data is visualised

Daily in Web-portal, Monthly report received with invoice for rent

Benchmarking opportunities/ comparisons

  • Same dwelling previous period
  • Similar dwellings


Physical units (m³)

Target setting

Estimated yearly consumption and cost


Estimated annual cost

Alerts (in portal, email, sms, phone call)

On mobile phone (text message), in web portal and e-mail

Saving tips

Personalised tips

Report by letter

From the web site if they demand and ask ÖrebroBostäder

Energy coach

The tenants can call an energy expert at ÖrebroBostäder


Resource Management Service (RMS)

Service Description

Heating costs are included in the rent. It is adjusted in the long-term according to changes in consumption and price of resources. The maximum inside temperature in all dwellings will be set at a maximum of 21 degrees to avoid tenants overheating their flats. The frequency of temperature measurements is set to 15 minutes. The expectation is that this will allow for savings of 4 to 6 %.



WEB Portal




Parameters shown

Cold and hot water, indoor temperature


Automatic maintenance warnings are created from the monitoring system and sent to maintenance staff