Title: eViz – Energy Visualisation for Carbon Reduction
PIs: Dr Sabine Pahl & Prof Pieter De Wilde, Plymouth University
Fund: £1.5m BuildTEDDI
Project lifespan: Sept 2012 to Aug 2015
Aims: The overall aim of eViz is to reduce energy demand in buildings by transforming people’s understanding and behaviour through novel energy visualisations using personal and social pervasive digital technologies.
Our first premise is that changing occupant behaviour is fundamental to reducing building energy demand. The second is that changing occupant behaviour requires people to have access to intuitive energy information.
The eViz project is investigating how digital technologies such as Virtual Reality and Thermography can improve energy efficiency. Integrating Psychology, Behavioural Science with building simulation, building and occupant monitoring and visualisation the project is gathering data and developing representations that can make energy use visible and enable people to achieve energy savings and reduce CO2 emissions.
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
Dr Robert Guest
Prof Cees Midden
Prof Stephen Sheppard
Plymouth City Council
Carbon Action Network (CAN)
Cornwall Development Company
The Eden Project
Energy Saving Trust
Wei, S., Jones, R. & De Wilde, P. (2014). Driving factors for occupant-controlled space heating in residential buildings. Energy and Buildings, 70, 36-44.
Hamza, N., & de Wilde, P. (2013). Building simulation visualisation for the boardroom: an exploratory study. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 7(1), 52-67.
Burrows, R., Johnson, H. & Johnson, P. (2013). Influencing Values, Attitudes and Behaviour via Interactive and Social-Media Technology : The Case of Energy Usage. Department of Computer Science, University of Bath.
May, J., & Gnanasekaran, K. (2013).The functionality, interface and uptake of an energy saving application for mobile devices. School of Psychology, Plymouth University.
Pahl, S., de Wilde, P., Goodhew, J., Boomsma, C., Jones, R., & Goodhew, S. (2013). eViz – Energy visualisation for carbon reduction in buildings. Proceedings from ECEEE 2013 Summer Study on energy efficiency.