Title: ENLITEN – Energy Literacy through an Intelligent Home Energy Advisor
PI: Prof. David Coley, Bath University (with Oxford)
Fund: £1.5m BuildTEDDI
Project lifespan: Oct 2012 to Oct 2016
Our aim is to reduce carbon emissions from energy use within buildings by understanding, incentivising and influencing changes in the habitual behaviours of the buildings’ occupants. This project brings together expertise from a range of disciplines including: low carbon design; architecture and civil engineering; electronic and electrical engineering; computer science; environmental psychology; and habitual behaviour.
The collection of energy and other data from 70 homes will allow the creation of a thermal model for each house. This will be used to educate the occupant and how they could change their home or lifestyle to save energy – and how much money they would save.
University of Oxford
Exeter city council
Office of Science and Technology
Low Carbon South West
King Shaw Associates
T. Lovett, E. Gabe-Thomas, S. Natarajan, E. O’Neill, J. Padget: ‘Just enough’ sensing to ENLITEN: A preliminary demonstration of sensing strategy for the `ENergy LIteracy Through an Intelligent Home ENergy Advisor’ (ENLITEN) project. ACM e-Energy 2013
Ramallo-Gonzalez, A., Mogles, N. & Gabe-Thomas, E. (2014). Towards an agent-based model for A/C purchasing prediction. 1st International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour, OB’14. University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.