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Look Back before Leaping Forward: Four Decades of Domestic Energy Inquiry
January-March 2011 (vol. 10 no. 1)
pp. 13-19
Mike Hazas, Lancaster University
Adrian Friday, Lancaster University
James Scott, Microsoft Research
Reducing domestic energy consumption is a hot topic in the pervasive computing and CHI communities, with a long and varied history. This survey gives a brief overview of the history and current state of this problem from various perspectives—from pervasive computing feedback-oriented and technology-centric systems, to sociology- and economics-based studies. It aims to provide an introductory set of references that lets readers explore this topic's rich background more deeply and broadly.

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Index Terms:
energy-aware systems, economics, psychology, sociology, theory and methods, pervasive computing
Mike Hazas, Adrian Friday, James Scott, "Look Back before Leaping Forward: Four Decades of Domestic Energy Inquiry," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 13-19, Jan.-March 2011, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2010.89
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