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 (2012) A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK. Energy Policy, 47 . pp. 102-110. ISSN 0301-4215

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Energy Policy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Energy Policy, 47 (2012), doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.027
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.027
Depositing User: Aickelin, Professor Uwe
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 10:56
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 16:12
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2074

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