You might have ended up on this website because you’ve noticed that a large round object appeared in your neighborhood.
Or did you find a small card with a link to this webpage?
You might wonder what it’s all about?
Here’s the answer!
We want to know what you think about the Energy dome, the stereoscopes and the overall project!
Can anything be improved?
Let us know what you think about the project by filling out a anonymous questionnaire here.
In your neighborhood, a large round object called The Energy Dome has been installed.
If you enter the dome, you will see an image of your living area on a table.
There’s also other images and information about the energy usage in the area.
For example, you can see the amount of hot water being consumed at the moment in these particular buildings.
How do I use the Energy Dome?
When you enter the dome, there is a table in the middle where you see an image, or, more
accurately, a projection. If you look up at the ceiling, there is a so called periscope there. On the wall,
you’ll find a wheel. Turn it, and the periscope will move and the image on the table will transform.
You can determine what view and which buildings in the area that you want to see in the image
by turning the wheel around. On the picture, there’s also information about how much energy
that is being consumed in the buildings at the moment.
As an addition to the dome with the periscope, there is also the Energy Binoculars.
The energy binoculars are actually a stereoscope but looks very much like a pair of binoculars.
With the binoculars, you can see two-dimensional information such as images and text in 3D!
They can also advise you on how to be more energy efficient and use less energy at home.
For example, one advice is what you can do to save on hot water.
How do I use the Energy Binoculars?
The visual part of the binoculars consist of two lenses. In front of these lenses are two small
cards with information on them. When you put on the glasses, you will be able to see the images
and text in 3D. You need two similar cards to be able to see the 3D-image, and there are 13 different
pictures and pairs of cards in your living area.
New cards can be collected at D.Carnegie’s local office. Cards have also been placed on different
locations in the area, for example in staircases, in the laundry rooms or other common areas. You
and your neighbors can also share and exchange cards with each other!
The Energy Dome with the periscope together with the Energy Binoculars have been given the name Energy Scope.
1. Challenge a family member! Who takes the fastest shower?
The faster you shower, the less water you and your family members use.
This can both save money and be good for the environment!
2. Leaking faucet?
Let your landlord know. In that way, you’ll save money and help the environment.
If you were to let the faucet drip for a whole year it would add up to 100 bathtubs, what a waste!
3. Sleep well! With a warm blanket and a cool eradiator!
Most of the time we sleep better with a lowered temperature in the room. Lower heat means less energy use.
4. Don`t hide the radiator!
Heat can`t get out into the room if there are furniture lika a bed, sofa or long curtains covering it.
5. Heat escapes!
Normally the ventilation keeps the air in the appartments fresh. However if it is needed to let in some extra fresh air
do it by creating a draft through the apparment for a few minutes and then closing it. Keeping a window open for a longer
period of time makes the heat escape.
6. Mission: Check the weatherstrips!
Feel for drafts around closed windows and outer doors, if you find one it could mean the weatherstrips needs replacement.
Contact your caretaker or landlord to get help!
7. Close blinds and curtains during the night!
They help in keeping out the cold and maintaining the temperature of your rooms.
8. Mission: Check and see if the ventilation is open!
Vents and air outlets provides fresh and good air in the appartment.
If they are closed there won`t be a good circulation of the air.
9. Be environmentally conscious when doing the dishes!
When dishwashing with a running tap there is a lot of water being used unnecessarily.
It is better to fill a bowl or the sink with water and then wash them.
Or even fill up the dishwasher and turn it on when it is full.
10. Give the heat time!
Sometimes the temperature outside changes quickly form hot to cold. Since buildings are large it usually takes
some time before all of it is heated up. Give it time to reach you!
11. Heat cost money and the enviroment!
Increasing the temperature in all apartment in Sweden cost many millions of Swedish kronor per year.
Energy companies meet this demand by producing heat. A byproduct of this is material
and substances released into the athmosphere which is not good for the enviroment. Instead of turning up the heat
one could put on extra clothes when at home. Both you and the enviroment will be better off.
These tips are inspired by the Swedish public good campaign: "Energy saving tips".
Why has the Energyscope been installed?
Energy Scope is a part of a nordic research project about energy efficiency.
You can read more about the project here.
What do you mean by “energy”?
In this project, we refer to energy as the energy needed to heat up the water coming from the tap
in your home. We also refer to the energy used to heat up the buildings and apartments in your area.
In other contexts, energy can be electricity used for lighting or appliances, or the fuel needed
to run cars and buses in the area.
Why is it important to use less energy and save hot water?
All energy usage affects the environment, the society and the human being to some extent since energy
usage generates CO2 emissions and air pollution. If you and your neighbors use less energy, or not use
unnecessary energy, you will generate less emissions and have a lower impact on the climate,
the environment and human health.
Saving energy or becoming energy efficient will also reduce costs, something that both the tenant
and the landlord will profit on.
What happens if me and my neighbors save energy?
If the energy consumption is reduced in your area, it will have less negative impact on the environment.
In addition, the energy costs will be reduced. Those savings can be used to improve and develop common
areas in the area, refurbishing buildings or buy equipment and tools to be used by everyone in the area.
The project is funded by EUDP (Denmark), Energimyndigheten (Sweden), Formas (Sweden) and Tekes (Finland).
Partners Via University College, Insero, Swedish ICT - Interactive & Acreo, IC meter and Basen.