Household energy reporting promotes change
Providing people with information can encourage behavioural change. However, not all ways of conveying information to influence behaviour are equally effective.
A US company Opower provides consumers with a Home Energy Reporting Program, which includes comparative consumption information showing how households’ energy use compares with similar neighbours. This neighbourhood comparison is accompanied by personalised feedback on how the household uses energy and tailored suggestions on how to waste less energy and save money. This feedback is based on monthly and, increasingly, sub-monthly meter data, which enables Opower to provide consumers with more fine-grained information.
A number of independent evaluations have demonstrated consistent average energy savings in the order of two to three per cent. http://bit.ly/12bZeTQ
If you received more information about your hourly home/office energy consumption would this help you to change in a positive/efficient way your energy consumption habits?