Designing live energy performance feedback for public buildings in Leicester

Stuart, G., Wilson, C., Irvine, K. and Bull, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-4372-3589, 2013. Designing live energy performance feedback for public buildings in Leicester. In: T.L. Lindström, ed., eceee (European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) Summer Study proceedings: Rethink, Renew, Restart, Belambra Les Criques, Toulon/Hyères, France, 3–8 June 2013. Stockholm: eceee, pp. 839-844. ISBN 9789198048223

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Buildings represent a huge potential for energy savings, in the UK buildings account for 45 % of energy consumption. Buildings owned and managed by the public sector make up more than 10 % of the EU building stock. In recent years there has been much interest in the use of feedback systems to encourage energy behaviour change but very little literature on the design of feedback systems in the non-domestic setting.

The EU “SMARTSPACES” project is developing ICT services using data generated from smart metering systems in public buildings at 11 pilot sites across Europe. The SMARTSPACES system being developed in the Leicester pilot site will provide users with a live, half-hourly comparison of energy (electricity and gas) performance across 20 public buildings.

A new indicator of energy performance is proposed. The indicator relates consumption for the current half-hour with the distribution of equivalent historical values. The indicator is robust and unambiguous, reflecting progress in energy saving activity, normalised to each building.

The context in which the indicator is presented is also described along with the wider project which is intended to support a change of organisational culture to an active, energy aware community of staff and visitors communicating with energy professionals in the context of ubiquitous building energy performance information.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Reference 3-257-13.
Creators: Stuart, G., Wilson, C., Irvine, K. and Bull, R.
Publisher: eceee
Place of Publication: Stockholm
Date: 2013
ISBN: 9789198048223
ISSN: 1653-7025
Rights: © eceee and the authors 2013.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 02 Apr 2019 14:44
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 15:33

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