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Visualising energy use for smart homes and informed users.

  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.

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    Conference Paper

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    01 November 2015

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    TH Building construction


Stinson, J., Willis, A., Bros Williamson, J., Currie, J. & Smith, R. S. (2015). Visualising energy use for smart homes and informed users. Energy Procedia. 78, 579-584. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.015. ISSN 1876-6102



© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license


Energy feedback; Coloured in-home display; Electricity and gas consumption; Behaviour change;

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