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A persuasive feedback support system for energy conservation and carbon emission reduction in campus residential buildings

Emeakaroha, Anthony, Ang, Chee Siang, Yan, Yong, Hopthrow, Tim (2014) A persuasive feedback support system for energy conservation and carbon emission reduction in campus residential buildings. Energy and Buildings, 82 . pp. 719-732. ISSN 0378-7788. E-ISSN 1872-6178. (doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.07.071) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

There is a need for energy conservation mechanisms, especially in university campuses, as students do not have any direct feedback on their energy consumptions, which leads to excess usages. There are few existing approaches aiming to reduce electricity usages in higher education institutions through real-time feedback applications. These approaches mainly apply student experimental studies with incentives (gift reward). Their feedback systems present data only in near real time using data loggers and Modbus data collector, which are characterised with a slow and unstable data transfer rate. Furthermore, they are not designed for long-term deployment in a wider campus energy management environment. Thus, the challenges for reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions in the higher education sector still remain.

To address these challenges, we have designed, configured and implemented a robust persuasive feedback support system (PFSS) to facilitate energy conservation and carbon emission reduction. This paper presents the complete architecture of the proposed PFSS, its system interface and the real time measurement output strategies. To demonstrate the applicability of the proposed system and to assess its performance in comparison with the previous

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.07.071
Uncontrolled keywords: Energy conservation; Residential appliances; Smart sensors; Smart metres; Persuasive feedback support systems (PFSS); Energy delegate
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 09:31 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43165 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ang, Chee Siang: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1109-9689
Yan, Yong: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7135-5456
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