Aging Population Attitudes to Sensor Controlled Home Energy

Lead Research Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Department Name: Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Abstract

It is generally accepted that energy saving measures whether at the individual building level or aggregated up to the community level need to be automated in order to maintain a sustained and consistent response to demand reduction. APAtSCHE proposes to look at the technical and social issues surrounding developing and deploying home automation technologies in social housing inhabited by senior citizens. The attitudes of this age group and their willingness to invest in and trust energy saving technology are very important given that the UK population is aging and that this demographic will come to dominate in years to come. These attitudes now and in the future will be shaped by experience, fuel costs as a proportion of domestic budget and established technology prejudices, which APAtSCHE intends to study through monitoring the engagement of novel technology with homeowners.Rising energy prices in the UK have stemmed from shrinking domestic generation capacity, increased reliance on imports and increasing fossil fuel costs along with associated levies; these price rises are passed onto the consumer through energy retailers who face these through an increase in wholesale energy prices. As a consequence, fuel poverty is becoming a real threat to a larger sector of UK society as many household economies are dominated by their energy budgets. How this will increase in the coming years will form part of a study in APAtSCHE used to inform hardware trials of the potential usefulness of energy savings.While domestic energy use is a function of the structure and form of the housing stock, the people who live in the housing drive the demands for energy and by their nature, people exhibit autonomous traits that are governed by their routines. APAtSCHE proposes that a combination of occupancy sensing, self learning environmental monitoring and informative control interfaces has the potential to not only constrain variation in domestic load, but provide the necessary information to quantify its changes with respect to the deployed technology.Presently, the opaque nature of energy consumption is cited as a reason for household inefficiencies as behaviour cannot be related to energy use, while loss of control was often cited as a key concern of domestic energy customers in qualitative studies of energy use. Technologies which highlight constituent elements of the overall domestic load and map these to actual activities of the householder could be seen as a vital bridging step in establishing trust in home automation. Identifying room utilization or occupancy and apportioning its load contribution to an overall meter reading would allow activities in the home to be mapped to a particular level of energy consumption. An existing product, the Energy EGG, already available to the public, forms the hardware basis of this area of research - this uses motion sensing technology to detect when a room is empty and switches off appliances using its patent pending technology which differentiates between a user sitting still and an empty room before it switches appliances off. Giving homeowners the option of allowing loads to be switched off automatically when they are not in the property or in part of the property, can produce a cost saving with no additional effort on their part. One research stream in APAtSCHE is dedicated to improving the measurement of occupancy, studying occupancy variability and quantifying the cost benefit of automating domestic loads on the basis of occupancy. Unifying sensor data with the predicates of household activity and appliance control requires data interchange standards for automated storing, assimilation and analysis which will be developed by APAtSCHE by extending current industry standards, to provide appropriate visualization for automated control development and intuitive and habit forming cues for understanding where and how much energy is being used without it becoming an overhead on householders' daily routine.

Planned Impact

A number of different groups will derive both societal and economic benefit from the outcomes of the APAtSCHE research:
*Housing Associations - will be in a more advised position to make their building stock more energy efficient and provide their tenants with additional peace of mind regarding energy bills.
*Charities (e.g. Age Concern) - would be able to provide better informed and sustainable assistance to their clients (beyond just financial help) with ongoing savings in their energy bills while protecting their health, well-being and comfort
*Consumer Groups (e.g. Which? CSE) - would have a more informed perspective on fuel poverty and would be better positioned to advise the public and government on measures to mitigate its onset
*Metering Companies - will be better informed of the communications requirements within the massively heterogeneous UK housing stock, intelligence that can be incorporated into Smart Meters and standards for appliance interoperation
*Energy Retailers - can benefit through adopting the technologies developed as part of APAtSCHE and offer these as energy services both as support to their customers most at risk from fuel poverty and those seeking to adopt more efficient patterns of consumption
*Research Institutes/Consortia - such as EPRI and DERRILab will be able to advise their industry partners such as electrical plant manufacturers, transmission network operators, distribution network operators and generators - of the implications home automation will have on their operations and future plans
*Generation Companies - greater understanding of domestic loads and their variability would allow generation companies to make more accurate forecasts of capacity requirements and assess the extent to which margins can be reduced without compromising security of supply. The removal of needless spinning reserve would both save on generation fuel costs and therefore reduce emissions.
*Standards bodies (IEC) - will have a tested implementation of the extension of the CIM standard down to the Low Voltage network and into the home area network.
*Distribution Network Operators - the increasing penetrations of distributed generation (DG) have presented a challenge to companies in charge of installing and maintaining plant and cabling on the low voltage level. Without adequate estimates of the variability of domestic loads and mechanisms that future Smart Grid technologies could use to constrain them, DNOs may be faced with reversed power flows on sections of network that cannot provide demand to absorb generation, or faced with costly upgrades on underspecified feeders. While APAtSCHE has focused only on the energy use in single buildings, provision is left to scale this up to the feeder level and consequently to the distribution level.
* Devolved Governments - aggregating modelled trends found in the individual building level will inform the devolved governments, such as the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Government, of their future energy policies and housing standards
*Community Groups (e.g. Sustainable Blacon, Fintry, Muswell Hill) - will be empowered through their active involvement in the research process and feedback sessions. This will benefit them directly and, through their networking with Development Trusts and other Community Trust organisations, the wider sector of community asset management.

Publications

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Title APAtSCHE Home nergy Interfaces 
Description Physical prototypes for a flexible home energy control system Prototype interfaces - thermal printer, television energy hub, energy display, energy controllers Let by user centred design principles Based on the needs/requirements on the older people participating in APAtSCHE 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Creates an awareness of the needs of the elderly in the energy sector 
URL http://www.itl-energy.com/
 
Title Images of Research 
Description The elderly are faced with a broad range of challenges that impact on energy use and technology acceptance. The marketplace relieson digital or online solutions, but this is not always what is needed. The image shows a conceptualisation derived from a qualitative design exercise with elderly focus groups to give energy advice, visual feedback and a simple interface. Understanding people's real needs and requirements often reveals something unexpected. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Visibility of one of the APAtSCHE Energy Prototypes (Thermal Printer) Images of Research offers a unique opportunity to captivate an audience through an eye catching image, and successful entries are offered the chance to showcase their research to a public audience of thousands throughout the West of Scotland. 
URL http://www.imagesofresearch.strath.ac.uk/2015/gallery.php
 
Description A study of older tenants energy use in rural Scotland has been investigated.

Participants in the energy trials are no different to others and want their energy service needs to be met afford-ably and flexibly.

We have identified a lack of understanding around energy use, efficiency and technology in this age demographic

Older people are embracing new technologies but there has been little to no consideration given over to how they might use them.

A lack of trust of the energy incumbents limits the potential for this age demographic to engage.

Conclusions identify significant implications for future research - technical and policy.
Exploitation Route We have only began to touch the surface of this area

Policy, tariffs, technology, interfaces ... still unclear what is best

Software that we developed has already been reused by EU and EPSRC projects

Data from the project will be made available to all
The aesthetics and their adoption in peoples homes/lives continues to be ignored

A further study that extends the footprint to address policy and fiscal issues would be of interest. Equally more user-centred tariff as opposed to bland ill informed ToU would be very timely. I would also like to close the loop and extend the APAtSCHE trial to more homes/ differer areas/different buildings to evaluate the prototype interfaces we developed -- what is the next generation of design.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

 
Description Our APAtSCHE studyon the energy use and behaviours of older tenants in rural Scotland has identify significant implications for future research and policy. The work of EPSRC projects APAtSCHE and Realising Transition Pathways create a narrative for community and social energy use that resonates well with . The work has had the attention of Scottish Government, Local Energy Scotland, DNOs, Ofgem and EUDC. With APAtCHE used as the context piece for the launch of the Demand Side Trilemma at Westminster in March 2016
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Energy
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Economy Energy and Tourism Committee, Scottish Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Infrastructure and Innovation Fund Panel Member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact IIF supports grant funding for communities to investigate and develop projects that link local energy generation with local energy use, or projects that wish to develop innovative distribution and storage solutions. The overall aim of IIF is to stimulate innovative approaches to unlock potential for local renewable energy generation. The following areas are priorities for the fund : overcoming barriers relating to grid capacity issues; energy storage and active network management; linking local energy demand with local renewable energy generation; delivering renewable heat and electricity to local consumers; addressing barriers that communities face in areas of constrained electricity networks.
URL http://www.localenergyscotland.org/media/34208/IIF-Leaflet-a4.pdf
 
Description Local Energy Challange Fund - Panel Memeber
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Local Energy Challenge Fund supports large-scale local low carbon demonstrator projects which show a local energy economy approach linking local energy generation to local energy use. This includes projects looking to develop innovative energy distribution and storage solutions that have an overall aim of creating more local value and benefit.
URL http://www.localenergyscotland.org/funding-resources/funding/local-energy-challenge-fund/
 
Description Beltane Award
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Department Beltane Public Engagement Network (Beltane)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 06/2015
 
Description Beltane Public Engagement Scholarship
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Department Beltane Public Engagement Network (Beltane)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 06/2014
 
Description Datalab
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Data Lab - Innovation Centre 
Sector Private
Country Unknown
Start 11/2015 
End 05/2016
 
Description Development and field testing of a multi-sensor occupancy informed thermostat SMART Award applied for in collaboration with Treegreen Ltd
Amount £87,917 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Enterprise 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description EPSRC/Energy Systems Catapult Whole Energy Systems Scoping Studies
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description Impact Acceleration Scheme
Amount £44,730 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K503915/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2016 
End 02/2017
 
Description Strathclyde Knowledge Transfer Account - to set up multidisciplinary Energy Demand Cluster
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Title Collected data 
Description Power readings (aggregate and individual appliance consumption), environmental conditions, and occupancy from 17 houses occupied by elderly in Dumfries and Annan over a period of 18 months 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The collected raw data can be used for different modelling and data analysis purposes as it captures energy consumption patterns of elderly population that is mostly hit by fuel poverty 
 
Description Automated Control of Residential Heating Systems 
Organisation Building Research Establishment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Adapted the ITL cloud based metering software developed during the course of the EPSRC APAtSCHE project to enable the remote control of an air source heat pump. This load was operated in a flexible manner within the context of perceived thermal comfort within the (remotely sensed) premises provided by BRE.
Collaborator Contribution Energy Services Research Unit (ESRU), led the project and provided hardware expertise; BRE provided a building for running tests.
Impact This research extended the outcomes of the APAtSCHE project by going beyond monitoring the environmental conditions within residences and moved towards controlling these. Flexible loads will be essential in future power systems to accommodate legacy infrastructure and integrate renewable generation. Load flexibility may be incentivised financially leading to new market players in the energy sector.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Automated Control of Residential Heating Systems 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Adapted the ITL cloud based metering software developed during the course of the EPSRC APAtSCHE project to enable the remote control of an air source heat pump. This load was operated in a flexible manner within the context of perceived thermal comfort within the (remotely sensed) premises provided by BRE.
Collaborator Contribution Energy Services Research Unit (ESRU), led the project and provided hardware expertise; BRE provided a building for running tests.
Impact This research extended the outcomes of the APAtSCHE project by going beyond monitoring the environmental conditions within residences and moved towards controlling these. Flexible loads will be essential in future power systems to accommodate legacy infrastructure and integrate renewable generation. Load flexibility may be incentivised financially leading to new market players in the energy sector.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Castlemilk Energy Monitoring Trial 
Organisation Glasgow Housing Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The APAtSCHE project deployed sensor technology in several households owned by GHA in order to gain understanding of how the over 55 age group utilised energy and the levels of thermal comfort they preferred.
Collaborator Contribution Facilitated engagement with social housing tenants; GHA fuel advisers provided context on household budget challenges faced by tenants and current means of support.
Impact Understanding of shortcomings of energy billing, home energy interfaces (thermostats, storage heating control) and general understanding of the link between routine behavior and energy usage along with how this impacts on bills.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Findhorn Foundation 
Organisation Findhorn Community College
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Engagement with the Findhorn community on complementary energy systems Technical support/advice relating to electrical systems Installation of measurement sensors
Collaborator Contribution Participation in energy interviews Access to energy data
Impact Energy data sets for the Sollsie housing and district heating scheme
Start Year 2013
 
Description Joint research with Glasgow School of Art 
Organisation Glasgow School of Art
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from Glasgow School of Art
Start Year 2012
 
Description Joint research with Heriot-Watt University 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Strathclyde researchers worked on this project with researchers from Heriot-Watt University
Start Year 2012
 
Description Kyoto University 
Organisation University of Kyoto
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Kyoto University visited the UK in September 2012 following an initial meeting at the British Embassy in Tokyo; through this meeting, the areas of human factors and societal impact from home automation and energy reducing technologies was introduced which had not previously been considered in their research. A follow on meeting in March 2013 in Kyoto exchanged further knowledge on the subject which resulted in Strathclyde input being provided to a Japanese Government feasibility study.
Collaborator Contribution Through a tour of Kyoto University lab facilities including their 'living lab' apartment, the Japanese perspectives on home automation and energy interfaces was introduced. Academics at Kyoto University also made introductions to European partners which have assisted in developing future grant proposals.
Impact The partnership resulted in support being provided by Strathclyde University to a Japanese Government funding application (CREST) feasibility study. This application included Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Toyota Europe and Ghent University/iMinds. The collaboration is currently active through an EU Horizon 2020 proposal 'Thermal Urban Battery', submitted in response to the June 2015 Demand Response in blocks of buildings call which iMinds is a partner and Kyoto University is an associate partner. The project proposed is costed at EU3.94M.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Project partnership with Treegreen Ltd 
Organisation Treegreen Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Treegreen Ltd worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Start Year 2012
 
Description Sheltered housing in Catherinefield, Dumfries 
Organisation Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DHCP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We installed developmental occupancy sensing instrumentation, data logging and a ground truth system in a sheltered housing belonging to DGHP and occupied by an elderly resident. This enabled us to gather data from multiple sensors and test an occupancy detection algorithm ability to predict occupancy and compare results with ground truth data.
Collaborator Contribution DGHP provided a sheltered housing unit, management technical and care staff to enable the team to install the instrumentation and communications and regularly access the building to collect data.
Impact Occupancy and ground truth data set. The data set was then used to test an occupancy detection algorithm leading to a paper being submitted which is under review for an academic journal at the time of writing. Extra funding was then obtained from a FP7 Collaborative award to install the system in a second building in the Findhorn Community in Morayshire.
Start Year 2013
 
Title ITL Metering Software 
Description ITL provides a secure cloud based repository for energy and environmental metering data which has been used throughout the APAtSCHE project and interfaced with a number of legacy and proprietary systems; the software is provided under an nonrestrictive open source license through the public Github repository. 
Type Of Technology e-Business Platform 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact This software is used as the basis of the EU FP7 funded ORIGIN system. This software was also used extensively in a Top and Tail Transformation project funded through HubNet. 
URL https://github.com/itlenergy/
 
Company Name Auraventi Ltd 
Description Spin out Company with 2 divisions. One division will be dedicated to the commercialization of the occupancy sensing developed in the APAtSCHE project with a focus on built environment applications such as home automation for the elderly. 
Year Established 2015 
Impact The company is nascent and impacts will be developed in the coming years. Funding for product development is being sought.
 
Description A feedback session with participants held in Dumfries on 15th of April 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A feedback session was held in Dumfries on 15th of April, roughly six months after the deployments. The APAtSCHE team gave an overview of the project, current progress and explained the process of collecting and processing the data. Privacy issues were also discussed. Next steps were presented including future deployment plans related to advanced occupancy sensing, future interviews and small-group studies.




The volunteers were given individual energy feedback and advice using the data collected and processed during the past six months.
The session was interactive, with opportunities for the volunteers to ask questions and get clarifications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description APAtSCHE WS4 Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The press release was designed to raise awareness of the WS4 APAtSCHE activities in Catherinefield Dumfries.

lead to a television magazine article on ITV Border Life Episode 34, November 3rd 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.itv.com/news/border/story/2015-03-09/watch-border-life-2014-episodes/
 
Description Digital Innovations for Energy Management and Demand Reduction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited speaker at this BuildTeddi /Innovate UK event in Canary Warf London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://teddinet.org/
 
Description Findhorn Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On June 4th 2015, EU FP7 Project ORIGIN hosted a collaborative conference 'Harnessing Community Energies - Optimising the Benefits of Renewable Energy' in the beautiful and relaxed setting of the Findhorn ecovillage, one of the ORIGIN demonstration sites. Dr Galloway and Prof Danson from the APAtSCHE project reported on the research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.origin-energy.eu/node/94
 
Description Glen Dimplex Meeting, Sapporo, Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of Strathclyde and Glen Dimplex (Europe) had collaborated previously on the SSE funded Northern Isles New Energy System (NINES) project. The visit took place in the Glen Dimplex HQ in Sapporo, Japan and introduced the company to the more involved societal and demographic considerations of the APAtSCHE project.

The key impact was a sustained dialog with Glen Dimplex, both in Japan and Ireland. This resulted in extended discussions on participation in Horizon 2020 proposals and a subsequent offer of support.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Hubnet Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The HubNet Smart Grids Symposium 2014 took place at the University of Strathclyde on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th September. The Smart Grids Symposium is an annual event that showcases outcomes from the UK Smart Grid research community to a broad audience of stakeholders.

Presented on EU FP& ORIGIN and APAtSCHE Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.hubnet.org.uk/events/smartgrids_symposium/sept2014
 
Description Introduction to the APAtSCHE project - IBM Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBM Japan run a number of community energy projects; at the time, project management were focused primarily on the technology rather than the human aspects - given Japan's more serious problem with an aging population, the purpose of this meeting was to draw their attention to the potential for increasing participate project engagement through consideration of social factors alongside technical ones.

Follow on presentation to more senior staff resulted the following day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited Presentation at Scottish Paliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Owens gave a 40 minute presentation on two research projects, ORIGIN and APAtSCHE to an invited group of MSPs and the public in the Robert Burns room at the Holyrude Parliament. Much interest was shown by Joan McAlpine MSP and several members of NGOs present in the audience.

This lead to an invitation to give evidence to the energy policy review undertaken by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee of the Scottish Parliament.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Orkney Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk started discussion on the subject of renewable integration on Orkney, general trends in energy pricing and the perceived inherent injustices in the current business and technical arrangements for energy supply on the islands.

Clarified misunderstandings by some elderly residents on their energy billing arrangements that had resulted in a longstanding reluctance to change energy supplier.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://oisf.org/portfolio-items/oisf-festival-2012-2/
 
Description Pitlochry (Rotary) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation to Pitlochry Rotary Club
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation on "Occupancy sensing in sheltered housing" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk was well received and it was noticeable that the approach taken to detecting changes in occupancy was of interest to other research groups. It was also commented that APAtSCHE were one of few research groups looking at the interaction between the elderly and home energy automation.

Increased awareness of the work of others in the TEDDINET community in this area and an increase in their awareness of our research in APAtSCHE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Radio Scotland Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by Radio Scotland on Smart Metering Roll-Out, DCC, SmartEnergyGB
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Reasoning daily activities in elderly homes based on energy monitoring presented at OB-14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk generated interest in the developed data monitoring and processing methods and the conclusions from the study.

Increased visibility of the project and its results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description TEDDINet/EPSRC Data Management Workshop, Bath, March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The APAtSCHE project data outcomes and general methodology were presented at a data management workshop hosted by EPRSC funded TEDDINet. The workshop generated proposals for additional workshops in areas not previously covered by this network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description TEDDINet/ReCoVER/CliMathNet Workshop, Birmingham, January 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event brought together meteorologists, architects, mathematicians, civil and electrical engineers to discuss the modelling challenges associated with changing climates. The varying levels of preferred thermal comfort and the energy requirements associated with them was presented from the APAtSCHE project. Discussions on engaging further with at least one of the workshop participants are ongoing,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk on Community Energy with Introduction to the APAtSCHE Project - British Embassy, Tokyo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The contacts made resulted in a follow on visit to Japan in 2013, a number of reciprocal visits by Japanese delegates present (Hitachi, Nitto Denko, Japan Association of Corporate Executives, University of Tokyo and Kyoto University).

This began dialog that to date has resulted in involvement in two collaborative research proposals being undertaken with Kyoto University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description University of Strathclyde - Centre for Energy Policy - Demand Side Trilemma 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The workshop will provide an opportunity to network, hear about the Energy Trilemma from a Demand Side perspective and of case studies already working in the field, as well as a Q and A session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.strath.ac.uk/media/cross-functional/ippi/centreforenergypolicy/Demand_side_trilemma_brie...