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Accounting for Energy-Reliant Services within Everyday Life at Home

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Publication date18/06/2012
Host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2012)
EditorsJudy Kay, Paul Lukowicz, Hideyuki Tokuda, Patrick Olivier, Antonio Krüger
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages107-124
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-31204-5
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume7319
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Abstract

Previous work in eco-feedback has focused either on new sensing technologies, or on people’s responses to specific feedback devices and other interventions placed in their homes. Complementary to such work, we take a two-pronged approach in accounting for both the amount of resources that specific appliances draw upon, and how the services provided by such appliances tie into everyday life. We performed a study in four student flats over a twenty-day period, collecting data using interviews with eleven participants and over two hundred in-home sensors. Our goal is to understand the challenges in accounting for re- sources, services and practices at home, and what these challenges mean for future sustainability and eco-feedback research.

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