University of Hertfordshire

Dynamics of Energy Use in UK Households: End-use monitoring of Electric Cookers

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  • Iman Mansouri
  • Marcus Newborough
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Efficiency and CO2 Reduction
Subtitle of host publicationthe Dimension of the Social Challenge
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)2-86817-436-1, 978-2868174369
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999
EventECEEE 1999 Summer Study - Mandelier, France
Duration: 31 May 19994 Jun 1999


ConferenceECEEE 1999 Summer Study


This study was funded by DGXVII of the EC and the UK DETR. It commenced in January 1997 and was completed in January 1999. The general context of the research was that of reducing the energy consumption of the existing stock of domestic cooking appliances by influencing consumer behaviour at the points of use.
The energy consumptions of electric cookers in 36 UK homes were measured in detail and three methods for influencing end users to reduce their cooking energy consumptions were developed and assessed in 32 households. These "information-transfer methods" involved providing householders with: (a) an energy-saving information pack; (b) appropriate electronic energy-consumption feedback indicators (ECIs) to display the inuse consumptions; or (c) information-pack plus ECI.

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