Journal article

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

Tao Zhang, Peer-Olaf Siebers, Uwe Aickelin

ENERGY POLICY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2012

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 disen..

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Grants

Awarded by UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)


Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The work was financially sponsored by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), under the Future Energy Decision Making for Cities - Can Complexity Science Rise to the Challenge? project (EPSRC Grant References: EP/G05956X/1 and EP/G059780/1). The authors would like to thank their colleagues (particularly C. Bale, N. McCullen, W. Gale and T. Foxon) in the University of Leeds for their generous help with the research. The authors also acknowledge the help from the project partner Leeds City Council.