"Home Energy Management" tag

With Programmable Thermostats, User-Friendliness Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Energy Savings

This week, Fraunhofer CSE presented preliminary results of a field study at the Garrison Institute’s “Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium”. In this project, partially funded by the US Department of Energy’s Building America Program, our…

Fraunhofer CSE intern Angela Qin analyzing residential thermostat data.

Through the Eyes of an Intern: Data Acquisition, Building Technology and Field Deployments

[Editor’s Note: Today we’ve got a guest post from former CSE intern Angela Qin, who reflects on her time at Fraunhofer and explains how her research into thermostat usability helped pave the way…

Home Energy Management at IEEE’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics

At the recent IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics inLas Vegas, energy management was a major topic of discussion. As the session organizer and chair for home energy management, I wanted to share details…

Moral Licensing: Side Effects of an Efficiency Campaign

A recent field study I conducted with colleagues at Fraunhofer CSE showed interesting potential side effects of an efficiency / environmental program. Last summer, we carried out a water conservation campaign at a apartment complex…

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