Title: LEEDR – Low Effort Energy Demand Reduction
PI: Richard Buswell, Loughborough University
Fund: £1.4m TEDDI Longer
Project lifespan: Oct 2010 to Nov 2014
Aims: LEEDR is a 4-year research project that seeks to situate and understand domestic energy consumption within the context of families’ everyday lives and routines.
Methodology: The project employs a combination of energy monitoring, video ethnographies and workshop techniques to explore opportunities for energy demand reduction through digital innovation and assess the possible impact a changing energy landscape might have on family life.
20 typical family homes in Loughborough, UK
Gas, hot water mains power, temperatures, window activity and presence activity are all monitored in addition to the social science and design methods used.
Dr Garrath Wilson
Please see website for a list of publications. www.leedr-project.co.uk/pubs.php