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Webinar - Integrating Energy Monitoring Systems for Smarter Homes26 Feb 2013
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Where: Online only
Times: 12.30 -14.00 [GMT]
Encouraging consumers to use less grid electricity and gas is an essential element of sustainable living and longer term fuel security.
A fabric-first approach is often adopted for new build and retrofit construction projects in an attempt to reduce the energy demand, specifically with regard to reducing demand for heating. The use of micro renewable technology for on-site generation is becoming more widespread, albeit the number of installations is linked to the funding mechanisms and financial incentives attached to the type of on-site generation.
With the wide spread implementation of SMART metering technology, a further factor has been identified which has a key role in reducing domestic energy demand – behaviour change. This webinar discusses the role of energy monitoring and display technology and consequential energy consumption behaviour in the quest to reduce domestic energy consumption.
Improvements and advancements in home and appliance design may have placed limitation to the designed energy consumption of homes. However, action is required to address the energy demand of the existing housing stock and raise awareness about energy efficiency and saving of energy among home users. In-home energy monitors assist in promoting energy awareness and learning how to reduce consumption and live comfortably.
This webinar includes the results from a TSB funded projects that investigated the potential changes in energy usage behaviour from a sample of 52 households provided by two Scottish housing associations. Drawing upon questionnaire surveys and semi-structured interviews conducted with all the participating households and at various stages during the period of monitoring, the research investigated the role of the Ewgeco energy monitor in influencing electricity and gas consumption choices.
Jon Stinson, Edinburgh Napier University
Ken McCorkindale, Ewgeco
Elena Prokofieva (Chair), Edinburgh Napier University
This webinar will only be available ONLINE.
All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using online chat.
Online attendance is free of charge. If you are not a member of CIC Start Online, you can register to attend online by completing the form below:
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