Pilot Evaluation of Energy Savings from Residential Energy Demand Feedback Devices
Hoak, David; Cummings, James
Residential; Buildings; Energy Analysis; Energy Conservation; Energy Consumption; Energy Efficiency
Providing instantaneous feedback on household electrical demand has shown the promise to reduce energy consumption by 5-15%. This paper briefly reviews past research and describes a two year pilot evaluation of a low cost residential energy feedback system installed in twenty case study homes in Florida. Although not a statistical sample (the participants were self-selected), the study showed an average 7% reduction in energy use from feedback homes in the second year of monitoring after controlling for weather-related influences. A large identified advantage of the technology is that it provides better guidance on profitable areas to reduce household electrical demand'many of which may be unanticipated.
Buildings - Energy Analysis; Buildings - Energy Conservation; Buildings - Energy Consumption; Buildings - Energy Efficiency; Buildings - Residential
Florida Solar Energy Center and Parker, Danny, "Pilot Evaluation of Energy Savings from Residential Energy Demand Feedback Devices" (2008). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 426.