Investigating the Impact of an In-Home Energy Consumption Display

Shwetak Patel, Tae-Jung Yun, Peter Kinnaird, Hyorim Park, Gregory Abowd

We investigated the impact of a minimal in-home Energy Consumption Display (ECD), both stationary and portable versions, on household energy awareness and consumption. The results of the study show that users reduced energy consumption by identifying high-power devices in their home and by playfully setting conservation goals. Based on the preliminary study, we are investigating portable form factor, mobile user interface, and the awareness of energy consumption to help householders to understand energy consumption.

  • Yun, T., Investigating the Impact of a Minimalist In-Home Energy Consumption Display. Ext. Abst. of CHI, 2009