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‘Smart’ cities research featured in Climate Leadership Summit

A Purdue University research team recently received a $400,000 supplement from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further its work on “Sociotechnical Systems to Enable Smart and Connected Energy-Aware Residential Communities.” This award builds on an initial $3.5 million award in 2018.

The project leverages smart devices (wall-mounted tablets and Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service) and social games to engage residents in understanding and reducing their home energy use.