A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK

Zhang, Tao and Siebers, Peer-Olaf and Aickelin, Uwe (2011) A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK. In: Energy and People: Futures, Complexity and Challenges, 20-21 Sept 2011, Oxford, England. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper reviews major studies in three traditional lines of research in residential energy consumption in the UK, i.e. economic/infrastructure, behaviour, and load profiling. Based on the review the paper proposes a three-dimensional model for archetyping residential energy consumers in the UK by considering property energy efficiency levels, the greenness of household behaviour of using energy, and the duration of property daytime occupancy. With the proposed model, eight archetypes of residential energy consumers in the UK have been identified. They are: pioneer greens, follower greens, concerned greens, home stayers, unconscientious wasters, regular wasters, daytime wasters, and disengaged wasters. Using a case study, these archetypes of residential energy consumers demonstrate the robustness of the 3-D model in aiding local energy policy/intervention design in the UK.

Keywords: archetype, three-dimensional model, residential energy consumer, local energy policy/intervention

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Aickelin, Professor Uwe
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 14:00
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 09:52
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2020

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