Three weeks ago, time runs fast! I attended the open source circular economy event OSCEdays in London. It was a fantastic event with a lot of energy and ideas exploring how the circular economy could benefit from an open source approach.
|OSCEdays at FabLab London|
|Initial draft embodied energy analysis of the emonpi|
Id like to thank Rachel Stanley, David Green, WoonTan and Paidi Creed for all their help and input and for Erica Purvis and Sharon Prendeville for organising the event and the wider team that where involved in running the event in many other cities around the world.
Our discussions and findings are partly documented here, there's also a bit more that needs writing up which will be online soon: http://community.oscedays.org/t/headline-challenge-open-energy-life-cycles/662/2.
The research that I did on the embodied energy of the emonpi in the lead up to the event can be found here: http://openenergymonitor.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/investigating-embodied-energy-of-emonpi.html
We are really interested in the lifecycle impacts and embodied energy side of OpenEnergyMonitor and so were going to keep building on this. I've almost finished a post that looks at the embodied energy calculation for the emonpi microcontroller and raspberrypi chips in more detail which will be up soon.
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