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Posted 20 April 2011

UCD researcher awarded 2011 Globe Sustainability Award

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to sustainability research, Anthony Schoofs has been awarded the Globe Sustainability Research Award 2011.

According to the awarding Jury, the research has demonstrated clear gains in all three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental.

“It is well developed and implemented, resulting in improved energy efficiency in commercial buildings, through better analysis and the accounting of how electricity is actually used,” they stated.

The Jury was chaired by Professor Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), Sri Lanka Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Manchester, UK.

“The work is both original and practical. I am especially pleased that it is an excellent application of the Sustainomicsframework, showing how individuals and companies can and must act now, to make development more sustainable,” said Professor Munasinghe.

“It shows how we can indeed make the planet a better and safer place for future generations, by working together.”

Anthony Schoofs is completing his PhD at the UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics, and the award winning project is part of his PhD research at CLARITY, the Centre for Sensor Web Technologies based at University College Dublin.

CLARITY, the Centre for Web Sensor Research is a Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) between University College Dublin, Dublin City University and Tyndall National Institute.

The award will be presented at the Globe Forumsustainability conference in Stockholm on 11 May 2011 where the winner and the jury will present the winning research.

The conference will focus on existing and upcoming business opportunities in creating sustainable cities.


About Anthony Schoofs’ project

Part of his PhD research at UCD, Anthony Schoofs’ project has shown that the power contribution of individual appliances can be extracted from a building's power load captured with a single meter, via intelligent pattern recognition technique, or via combination with other sources of information such, as machines' activity onto local area networks indicating power consumers at a given time.

Anthony Schoofs’ work has been implemented and tested into multiple pilot sites, ranging from hotels to hospitals, and is in the process of commercialisation.


About Globe Forum

Globe Forum World Conference - brings together innovators, businesses, investors, universities and entrepreneurs from around the world in order to accelerate innovation processes and enable faster solutions to the global, environmental problems facing the world.

The meetings are conducted under the international "World Globe Forum Conference" held in various key cities around the world.

To date, 11 international forums have been conducted with an average of 1,000 participants per forum.

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