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Climate change and me

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Presentation on my time as a participant in a climate change PR campaign. Talk of smart metering and the like.

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Climate change and me

  1. 1. Climate change and me Dave Harte Economic Development Manager Digital Birmingham [email_address] http://daveharte.com @daveharte
  2. 2. <ul><li>Act on CO2 Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Metering </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing my Carbon Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>30 people, 3 cities, 1 winter </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham, Plymouth, Newcastle </li></ul><ul><li>PR handled by London company </li></ul><ul><li>“ Simple actions save energy” </li></ul><ul><li>Diary of energy use </li></ul>
  4. 6. Energy saving tips <ul><li>Switch off lights </li></ul>
  5. 7. Energy saving tips <ul><li>Drive smarter </li></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>Outputs line of xml every 6 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Historic/current data </li></ul><ul><li>Serial to USB cable </li></ul>
  7. 14. Sharing data <ul><li>Solutions depended on permanent connection to laptop via USB lead. </li></ul>
  8. 15. Sharing data <ul><li>Blogjects - objects that blog </li></ul><ul><li>Julian Kleecker </li></ul><ul><li>A Manifesto for Networked Objects - ‘Why Things Matter’ </li></ul>
  9. 16. <ul><li>“ Once ‘t hings ’ are connected to the Internet, they can only but become enrolled as active, worldly participants…. [they] will become agents that circulate food for thought, that ‘ s peak’ on matters from an altogether different point of view, that lend a Thing-y perspective on micro and macro social, cultural, political and personal matters.” </li></ul>
  10. 17. Getting my house to speak
  11. 19. Digital Environmental Home Energy Management System
  12. 21. Reflections <ul><li>PR is rubbish - hasn’t got a clue </li></ul><ul><li>Smart metering is fun </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing and comparing makes difference </li></ul><ul><li>- offsetting? </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnect between smart meters and bills </li></ul><ul><li>Switch off lights </li></ul><ul><li>Drive smarter (don’t drive at all) </li></ul>

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