Without knowing it, most of us already fine tune the performance of our home on a regular basis. This includes opening your windows to let in a cooling breeze, switching off an appliance because it’s not in use, or turning off your sprinklers because rain is expected. The question is, what else could we be doing to make our homes run more efficiently and how much of an effort will it take?
The results of the 10 household Living Labs study are in and the data is compelling. As expected, when given a little guidance and the right tools, occupant behaviour can be affected, but who could have predicted the impact on power and water use?