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Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users

Stinson, Jon; Willis, Alexandra; Williamson, Julio Bros; Currie, John; Smith, R.Sean

Authors

Alexandra Willis

Julio Bros Williamson

R.Sean Smith



Abstract

We evaluate the changes to domestic electricity and gas consumption when the occupants have local access to a coloured real time in-home display (IHD). We report the preliminary six months findings of a three year research project involving 52 new build Scottish dwellings (flats and houses). On average, when compared to households with no IHD(n=22) the households with the IHD (n=30) reduced their gas and electricity consumption by 20% and 7% respectively. We found that the IHD was valued
by the users for its ability to incite behaviour to reduce gas consumption and reinforce existing electricity saving behaviour.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (published)
Publication Date 2015-11
Deposit Date Feb 9, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 9, 2016
Journal Energy Procedia
Print ISSN 1876-6102
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 78
Pages 579-584
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.015
Keywords Energy feedback; Coloured in-home display; Electricity and gas consumption; Behaviour change
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9509
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.015
Contract Date Feb 9, 2016

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