The behaviour and actions of users can impact on the energy efficiency of products. By using products unnecessarily or inefficiently even a product which has been designed and built with highly efficient technology or materials will still use or waste energy. This paper demonstrates and develops a methodology for quantifying the energy impacts of user behaviours. Measuring the amount of energy used by a specific user action is essential for engineers and designers to make decisions as to how best to approach the redesign of a product, creating lasting and beneficial energy savings.
|Publication status||Published - 4 May 2009|
|Event||16th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering - Cairo, Egypt|
Duration: 4 May 2009 → 6 May 2009
|Conference||16th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering|
|Period||4/05/09 → 6/05/09|
- Domestic Products
- Energy Use
- Efficient User Behaviour
Elias, E., Dekoninck, E., & Culley, S. (2009). Quantifying the Energy Impacts of Use: A Product Energy Profile Approach. Paper presented at 16th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Cairo, Egypt.