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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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    30 November 2015

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  • Library of Congress:

    TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    696 Utilities


Stinson, J., Willis, A., Williamson, J. B., Currie, J., & Smith, R. (2015). Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users. Energy Procedia, 78, 579-584.



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

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