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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
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-31204-5
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

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


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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