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Achieving Domestic Energy Efficiency Using Micro-Moments and Intelligent Recommendations

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submitted on 2023-08-22, 07:24 and posted on 2023-09-21, 08:00 authored by Abdullah Alsalemi, Yassine Himeur, Fayal Bensaali, Abbes Amira, Christos Sardianos, Iraklis Varlamis, George Dimitrakopoulos

Excessive domestic energy usage is an impediment towards energy efficiency. Developing countries are expected to witness an unprecedented rise in domestic electricity in the forthcoming decades. A large amount of research has been directed towards behavioral change for energy efficiency. Thus, it is prudent to develop an intelligent system that combines the proper use of technology with behavior change research in order to sustainably transform end-user behavior at a large scale. This paper presents an overview of our AI-based energy efficiency framework for domestic applications and explains how micro-moments can provide an accurate understanding of user behavior and lead to more effective recommendations. Micro-moments are short-term events at which an energy-saving recommendation is presented to the consumer. They are detected using a variety of sensing modules placed at prominent locations in the household. A supervised machine learning classifier is then used to analyze the acquired micro-moments, identify abnormalities, and formulate a list of energy-saving recommendations. Each recommendation is presented through the end-user mobile application. The results so far include a mobile application in the front-end and a set of sensing modules in the backend that comprise, an ensemble bagging-trees micro-moment classifier (achieving up to 99.64% accuracy and 98.8% F-score), and a recommendation engine.

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Published in: IEEE Access
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  • 2020

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  • Qatar University
  • College of Engineering - QU