Visualizing household energy use in the interest of developing sustainable energy systems
2008 (English)In: Housing Studies, ISSN 0267-3037, Vol. 23, no 6, 935-940 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Energy is an important social resource on which we depend in our everyday lives; however, energy-related emissions constitute a major environmental burden, so in Sweden a major political goal is to reduce total energy consumption and to use energy more efficiently. To achieve this, users need to transform their behaviour and start reflecting on their energy use. This paper discusses three different methods for visualizing energy use, namely information tools, keeping time diaries, and using the “Power-Are Cord.” Each method has its pros and cons, but combining different methods could prove a useful way to drawing attention to household energy use and the possibilities for energy reduction. By combining the data gained from the different methods, we are more likely to find strategies that are better suited to people’s behaviour.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 23, no 6, 935-940 p.
user studies, energy, visualization
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15599DOI: 10.1080/02673030802425602OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-15599DiVA: diva2:126722
Original publication: Erica Löfström and Jenny Palm, Visualizing household energy use in the interest of developing sustainable energy systems, 2008, Housing Studies, (23), 6, 935-940.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673030802425602. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business2008-11-202008-11-202014-10-08Bibliographically approved