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1. (WO2015047636) GAMING APPROACH FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING CONTROL

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/047636    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/052853
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 28 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G05B 19/418
Applicants: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
Inventors: FINNERTY, Shaun
PAWLOWSKI, Michael
HRILJAC, Jeffrey
Title: GAMING APPROACH FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING CONTROL
Abstract:
An approach is provided for promoting desired behavior when accessing and using building automation systems. Individual users and groups of users of the environmental control devices may have access for modifying points while being identifiable to the building automation system, and gaming approaches may be employed to change undesired actions or reward desired actions. Desired actions may include energy efficient operations, life or fire safety, and security activities, such as turning down a thermostate, turning off lights and other appliances, closing blinds, and arming a security system.