Our society wastes much more energy than needed. The in-
adequate use that humans perform on electrical devices is one key reason
for this energy waste. The presented paper aims to prove that embedding
intelligence within everyday objects is valuable to reduce the portion
of unnecessary consumed energy which is due to human misusing. To
such extend, we have augmented a capsule-based coffee machine which
is placed in an office to back our assumptions. Using this device we have
devised an energy saving model that takes into consideration features
like how and when workers use the appliance along the day.
Additionally, we have simulated the model to demonstrate, through error
metric comparison (measured in KWh), that a big amount of energy would
be reduced if such intelligent systems were applied when compared with
a baseline approach. Therefore, this paper contributes with a set of early,
but promising, findings regarding how smart eco-aware objects can help
to save energy in areas where people inhabit (cities, buildings or homes).