Visualising variations in household energy consumption

Sarah Goodwin, Jason Dykes

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There is limited understanding of the relationship between neighbourhoods, demographic characteristics and domestic energy consumption habits. We report upon research that combines datasets relating to household energy use with geodemographics to enable better understanding of UK energy user types. A novel interactive interface is planned to evaluate the performance of specifically created energy-based data classifications. The research aims to help local governments and the energy industry in targeting households and populations for new energy saving schemes and in improving efforts to promote sustainable energy consumption. The new classifications may also stimulate consumption awareness amongst domestic users. This poster reports on initial visual findings and describes the research methodology, data sources and future visualisation requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology 2012, VAST 2012 - Proceedings
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States of America
Duration: 14 Oct 201219 Oct 2012


Conference2012 IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, VAST 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySeattle, WA


  • H.2.8 [Information Systems]: Database Management - Database Applications
  • H.5.2 [Information Systems]: Information Interfaces and Presentation - User Interfaces
  • I.3.8 [Computing Methodologies]: Computer Graphics - Applications

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