Energy Sixth Sense

Energy consumption display for commercial buildings

There is much debate at the moment regarding how people can be assisted in saving energy in their homes and places of work. The Energy Sixth Sense approach which is based on rendering heat and energy visible to people, such that they can note the effects of their choices, has been deployed in several applications. The basic concept was described at the recent DCLG workshop:

Sixth Sense Design, DCLG workshop on "Design, Architecture and Engineering influencing Behavioural Outcomes", Arup, Fitzroy Street, London, June 6th 2013.