Assisting inhabitants of residential homes with management of their energy consumption

Michael Kugler*, Elisabeth André, Masood Masoodian, Florian Reinhart, Bill Rogers, Kevin Schlieper

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Although there are already a range of energy monitoring and automation systems available in the market that target residential homes, mostly with the aim of reducing their total energy consumption, very few of these systems are directly concerned with how those energy savings are actually made. As such, these systems do not provide tools that would allow users to make intelligent decisions about their energy usage strategies, and encourage them to change their energy use behaviour. In this paper we describe a system designed to facilitate planning and control of energy usage activities in residential homes. We also report on a user study of this system which demonstrates its potential for making energy savings possible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability in Energy and Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International
EditorsAnne Hakansson, Lakhmi C. Jain, Mattias HOjer, Robert James Howlett
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


  • Efficient energy usage
  • Energy usage management
  • Residential energy consumption
  • Smart homes


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