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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



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.
Keywords: archetype, three-dimensional model, residential energy consumer, local energy policy/intervention

Citation

Zhang, T., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. A three-dimensional model of residential energy consumer archetypes for local energy policy design in the UK

Conference Name Energy and People: Futures, Complexity and Challenges
Start Date Sep 20, 2011
End Date Sep 21, 2011
Deposit Date Jun 17, 2013
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2020
Publisher URL http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/support/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=1977&display

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