The question of energy reduction: The problem(s) with feedback

Kathryn Buchanan, Riccardo Russo, Ben Anderson
2015 Energy Policy  
We provide a comprehensive critique of feedback and in-home-displays (IHDs). We find limited evidence of the efficacy of feedback in reducing energy consumption. Problematically the success of IHDs depends entirely on user engagement. The unintended consequence of IHDs may undermine their energy reduction capabilities. We call for new IHDs to be developed and evaluated with user engagement in mind.
doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2014.12.008 fatcat:b6e7paz2bfhydkmcxk5bqd3kty