Article | Persuasive Technology: Design for Health and Safety; The 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology; PERSUASIVE 2012; Linköping; Sweden; June 6-8; Adjunct Proceedings | A long-term study of energy eco-feedback using non-intrusive load monitoring

Title:
A long-term study of energy eco-feedback using non-intrusive load monitoring
Author:
Filipe Quintal: Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Caminho da Penteada, Funchal, 9020-105, Madeira, Portugal Lucas Pereira: Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Caminho da Penteada, Funchal, 9020-105, Madeira, Portugal Nuno Jardim Nunes: Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira, Caminho da Penteada, Funchal, 9020-105, Madeira, Portugal
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Persuasive Technology: Design for Health and Safety; The 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology; PERSUASIVE 2012; Linköping; Sweden; June 6-8; Adjunct Proceedings
Issue:
068
Article no.:
013
Pages:
49-52
No. of pages:
4
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-06-06
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


Electricity consumption in households is responsible for a significant portion of the total use; making this an important problem to tackle in the broader sustainability field. Researchers often report that raising users’ awareness of their consumption results in real savings. Here we present the results of a long-term study of a low cost non- intrusive load monitoring (NILM) and ecofeedback system capable of providing real time and historical consumption information. The system was deployed in 13 single houses and apartments in an urban area in Portugal. 58 weeks after the deployment it was observed that; even though the users were more aware of their consumption; no significant steps were taken to decrease it.

Keywords: Eco-feedback; NILM; Energy Consumption; Long-term study

Persuasive Technology: Design for Health and Safety; The 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology; PERSUASIVE 2012; Linköping; Sweden; June 6-8; Adjunct Proceedings

Author:
Filipe Quintal, Lucas Pereira, Nuno Jardim Nunes
Title:
A long-term study of energy eco-feedback using non-intrusive load monitoring
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Persuasive Technology: Design for Health and Safety; The 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology; PERSUASIVE 2012; Linköping; Sweden; June 6-8; Adjunct Proceedings

Author:
Filipe Quintal, Lucas Pereira, Nuno Jardim Nunes
Title:
A long-term study of energy eco-feedback using non-intrusive load monitoring
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