The global consensus on climate change agrees that climate warming trends are very likely due to human activities. Households account for 26% of the total primary energy consumption in Europe (Eurostat 2016) and there is a rising interest in behaviour-based interventions aimed at targeting household energy efficiency.Traditionally, evaluating the outcome of these interventions has been given more importance than the underlying process that is assumed to lead to the outcome. We argue that to gain better insight into the process of behaviour change and to help inform future behavioural interventions, it is imperative to examine the patterns and transitions reflected in household energy usage(after intervention) over time. More specifically, we intend to capture the dynamics of household energy consumption after intervention using time series and graphical models.
Researchers involved: prof. Dr. Linda Steg, Dr. Casper Albers, Nitin Bhushan MSc.