The case in a nutshell
SlimWonen approached Miyagami to help solve the following design and engineering challenges:
Eight million homes are fitted with smart meters in the Netherlands and almost everybody has access to a smartphone. Based on this technology, SlimWonen provides a free app for users and managers of commercial and domestic buildings to track and monitor energy use. Their mission is to deliver solutions that encourage people to become actively involved and invested in sustainability and accelerating the energy transition. In their own words: “sustainability is still too much about technology; about technical solutions. If we want to achieve something, we must involve the residents in sustainability.”
SlimWonen’s main challenge was to create an app that offered an enjoyable, compelling experience that clearly communicated the benefits to the user and encouraged them to engage with it regularly. They needed the app to become a ‘habit’ for users so they would get the most value out of it and adopt it in the long term. They also needed to set up and maintain a highly secure and resilient technical process to retrieve and transfer information on energy consumption from smart meters.