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Householder experiences with resource monitoring technology in sustainable homes

Householder experiences with resource monitoring technology in sustainable homes Householder Experiences with Resource Monitoring Technology in Sustainable Homes Wendy Miller School of Engineering Systems Queensland University of Technology GPO Box 2434 Brisbane Australia W2.miller@qut.edu.au +61 7 3138 9126 ABSTRACT Laurie Buys School of Design Queensland University of Technology GPO Box 2434 Brisbane Australia l.buys@qut.edu.au behaviour change towards sustainability. A key example of this is a group of products that are collectively labelled œSmart Meters  which focus on changing and controlling electricity consumption. The assumption of these feedback technologies is that if occupants are able to see real time consumption, they will make informed decisions about their consumption choices and practices (Rosta, Hurt, Boehm, & Hale, 2008). Electricity Smart Meters are driven primarily by energy utilities who wish to implement two way communications and control capabilities between their networks and end customers, enabling better utilisation of network assets as well as the potential for greater integration of distributed renewable energy technologies (collectively referred to as a œSmart Grid .) Most feedback technologies to date have focused on one particular resource, typically electricity. The purpose of this paper is to present preliminary findings of end-user experiences with a specific multi-resource feedback technology and to discuss their experiences in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Householder experiences with resource monitoring technology in sustainable homes

Association for Computing Machinery — Nov 22, 2010

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2010 by ACM Inc.
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978-1-4503-0502-0
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10.1145/1952222.1952271
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Householder Experiences with Resource Monitoring Technology in Sustainable Homes Wendy Miller School of Engineering Systems Queensland University of Technology GPO Box 2434 Brisbane Australia W2.miller@qut.edu.au +61 7 3138 9126 ABSTRACT Laurie Buys School of Design Queensland University of Technology GPO Box 2434 Brisbane Australia l.buys@qut.edu.au behaviour change towards sustainability. A key example of this is a group of products that are collectively labelled œSmart Meters  which focus on changing and controlling electricity consumption. The assumption of these feedback technologies is that if occupants are able to see real time consumption, they will make informed decisions about their consumption choices and practices (Rosta, Hurt, Boehm, & Hale, 2008). Electricity Smart Meters are driven primarily by energy utilities who wish to implement two way communications and control capabilities between their networks and end customers, enabling better utilisation of network assets as well as the potential for greater integration of distributed renewable energy technologies (collectively referred to as a œSmart Grid .) Most feedback technologies to date have focused on one particular resource, typically electricity. The purpose of this paper is to present preliminary findings of end-user experiences with a specific multi-resource feedback technology and to discuss their experiences in

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