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A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK

Zhang, Tao; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe

Authors

Tao Zhang

Uwe Aickelin uwe.aickelin@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This paper reviews major studies in three traditional lines of research in residential energy consumption in the UK, i.e. economic/infrastructure, behaviour, and load profiling. Based on the review the paper proposes a three-dimensional model for archetyping residential
energy consumers in the UK by considering property energy efficiency levels, the greenness of household behaviour of using energy, and the duration of property daytime occupancy. With the proposed model, eight archetypes of residential energy consumers in the UK have
been identified. They are: pioneer greens, follower greens, concerned greens, home stayers, unconscientious wasters, regular wasters, daytime wasters, and disengaged wasters. Using a case study, these archetypes of residential energy consumers demonstrate the robustness of the 3-D model in aiding local energy policy/intervention design in the UK.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 31, 2012
Journal Energy Policy
Print ISSN 0301-4215
Electronic ISSN 0301-4215
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 47
APA6 Citation Zhang, T., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2012). A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK. Energy Policy, 47, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.027
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.027
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.027
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Energy Policy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Energy Policy, 47 (2012), doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.027

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