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Buchanan, K, Staddon, S and van der Horst, D (2018) Feedback in energy-demand reduction. Building Research & Information, 46(03), 231–7.

Bull, R and Janda, K B (2018) Beyond feedback: introducing the ‘engagement gap’ in organizational energy management. Building Research & Information, 46(03), 300–15.

Gupta, R, Barnfield, L and Gregg, M (2018) Exploring innovative community and household energy feedback approaches. Building Research & Information, 46(03), 284–99.

Hargreaves, T (2018) Beyond energy feedback. Building Research & Information, 46(03), 332–42.

Herrmann, M R, Brumby, D P, Oreszczyn, T and Gilbert, X M P (2018) Does data visualization affect users’ understanding of electricity consumption?. Building Research & Information, 46(03), 238–50.

Revell, K M A and Stanton, N A (2018) Mental model interface design: putting users in control of home heating. Building Research & Information, 46(03), 251–71.

Robison, R A V and Foulds, C (2018) Constructing policy success for UK energy feedback. Building Research & Information, 46(03), 316–31.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: energy; evidence-based design; feedback; governance; household energy; policy evaluation; policy feedback; public policy; smart meters;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2017.1358043
  • Abstract:
    Energy-feedback tools are commonly used to promote energy saving. In the UK, energy-feedback provision (currently via an in-home display) is part of the government-mandated roll-out of smart meters to all homes by 2020. A core assumption underlying this widespread provision is that information, or evidence, can lead to positive changes in action. This is analogous to assumptions underlying the notion of ‘evidence-based policy’, and raises questions about how users, researchers and policy-makers go about using evidence when aiming for a ‘successful’ outcome. In addition, the ‘policy feedback’ research agenda has asked how policies alter the landscapes within which they operate by, for example, affecting relationships between actors. Via an in-depth review of Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) policy literature over 2010–16, the UK smart meter roll-out was analysed in terms of how its energy-feedback-focused measures may be deemed as ‘successful’. Findings include the fact that direct energy savings played a smaller role than might be expected, and translation from one success measure to another was repeatedly observed. A key conclusion is that acting on feedback requires an assessment of success, but such assessment is highly contextual, for consumers and policy-makers alike. Ways to increase reflexivity in this area are discussed.

Spence, A, Goulden, M, Leygue, C, Banks, N, Bedwell, B, Jewell, M, Yang, R and Ferguson, E (2018) Digital energy visualizations in the workplace: the e-Genie tool. Building Research & Information, 46(03), 272–83.