BECA presented at the ICT for energy efficiency in residential buildings congress

From 22 to 23 May 2013, the participants of the 3e-Houses Project organised an international congress related to energy efficiency in buildings and cities in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona. The BECA project was presented during the Congress as an innovative solutions to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings, along with projects 3eHouses, eSESH, SHOWE-IT, SmartSpaces and green@hospital.

Joan Oliveras, on behalf of FORUM and of the BECA consortium, took part in the 4th session of the Congress “Projects ICT R&D for energy management in buildings - Main conclusions” 

Joan presented an overview of the results, challenges and approaches achieved so far in the BECA project, and a comparison with related projects.

One of the main outcomes was the common agreement that ICT needs to be used cleverly to catch the interest of tenants. The conference agreed that the ICT technologies face challenges in social housing environment, in part due to the low level of ICT knowledge of users. Against this background, communication and marketing strategies could make the difference between success and failure of an entire project.