University of Hertfordshire

Energy Consumption in UK Households: Impact of Domestic Electrical Appliances

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  • Iman Mansouri
  • Marcus Newborough
  • Doug Probert
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-285
Number of pages75
JournalApplied Energy
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1996


The social-psychological aspects of energy use in UK households have been
reviewed. A major survey, which focused on identifying environmental attitudes
and beliefs, energy-use hehaviour, ownership levels,for certain appliances and
their utilisation patterns, was undertaken among householders resident in
the south-east of England. The results indicute that members of the general
public are (i) interested in receiving informution concerning household energy use
and the associated environmental impuct, and (ii) willing to modify their
hehaviour in order to reduce household energy consumption and environmental
damage. Therefore, there is an urgent need to provide end-users
with accurate energy-consumption und environmental-impact information.
persuasively presented, to stimulute energy-rational and environmentally sustainable behaviour. For each major domestic electrical appliance, the
survey data permit estimates of the variations in energy consumption per
household and of the aggregate annual consumption nationally.

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