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TwinERGY

A smarter approach to your energy use – be part of the energy revolution!

TwinERGY is a three-year EU funded research project. It is testing an Energy Demand Response Framework, a technology solution that supports households with sustainable energy generation (e.g. solar panels) to actively manage and adapt their energy use to market fluctuations through the help of data and automation. With the aim of saving energy, money and carbon emissions.

KWMC is working with the project partners to develop a framework for engaging citizens within the four pilot projects in Germany, Greece, Italy and the UK. The engagement framework will build upon The Bristol Approach, a co-design methodology developed by KWMC, Ideas for Change and Bristol City Council. We are also supporting the pilots to develop metrics for diversity and inclusion, data use licenses and citizen learning events and activities.

The Bristol pilot started in spring 2021 and will work with 12 homes and a community building. It is led by Bristol City Council and University of Bristol, working in collaboration with KWMC and Ideas for Change. It will have a focus on understanding how the use of technology can improve citizens’ awareness and management of their energy consumption. The pilot will seek to involve people who experience fuel poverty and those most impacted by oppressive systems based on disability, classism, racism, gender bias and ableism – and as a result of this are often under-represented in energy research.

For more details on the pilot contact: twinergy@kwmc.org.uk

ParCos (Participatory Communication of Science)

A collaborative research project exploring how we communicate and understand science stories.

ParCos (Participatory Communication of Science) is a three-year EU funded project that will support people to collect scientific data and interpret and communicate it themselves through a range of practical citizen science activities. It will also explore the issue of misinformation and how scientific data and research can sometimes be distorted or misrepresented when it is shared.

KWMC is working with the project partners to develop ‘The Bristol Approach to Citizen Science’, a methodology based on our work on The Bristol Approach, which will be used in three citizen science pilot studies in Belgium, Finland and the UK (Bristol).

The Bristol pilot started in autumn 2020. It is based in Knowle West but involves people from across South Bristol and is sharing learning with other communities.

As part of the Bristol pilot, in November and December 2020, the team from KWMC The Factory worked with residents of South Bristol to gather data about household waste – the types of materials being wasted and in what quantities – and creative ways to reduce, reuse or recycle these waste materials where possible.  In March 2021 we launched the free ReThink ReMake ReCycle digital magazine to share participants’ stories as well as tips and activities from the workshops – an example of interactive, family-friendly science communication.

 

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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