Visualising energy use for smart homes and informed users

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

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We evaluatethe changes to domestic electricity and gas consumption when the occupants have localaccess to a colouredreal time in-home display (IHD). We report the preliminary sixmonths findings of a three year researchproject involving 52 new build Scottishdwellings (flats and houses). On average, when compared to house holds with no IHD(n=22) the households with the IHD (n=30) reduced their gas and electricity consumptionby 20% and 7% respectively. We foundthatthe IHDwas valued by the users for its ability to incite behaviour to reduce gas consumption and reinforce existing electricity savingbehaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-584
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Event6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 14 Jun 201517 Jun 2015


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


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