Understanding energy use and power relationships in low-income communities
Socioeconomic factors play an important but largely hidden role in home-energy consumption. Most studies have targeted single-family, affluent households, and as a result, energy monitoring systems do not address the needs of renters and low-income individuals. This project examined class, poverty and tenancy issues with respect to energy use.
Start date: 9/30/2013
End date: 3/31/2014
This project was provided partial support from Google, Action Housing, Trek Development, IBM, and from the following National Science Foundation grant:
HCC-Medium: StepGreen: Mobilizing Social Networks and Context Awareness to Motivate Reduced Energy, National Science Foundation: $506,000
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