Dr Paul Thorsnes

What we’re doing

There are many paths a household can take to become more energy efficient in day-to-day household activities, so many that it’s often difficult to choose which path makes good sense for a particular household. A key problem is that the methods for improving energy efficiency vary across numerous dimensions or ‘attributes’, such as value for money, reliability and aesthetics.

It’s not that information about the attributes of alternative methods is unavailable, but that it can be difficult for householders to sort through it all and find what will work well in their situation. To help, we’re building an on-line tool called “Personalised Energy Priorities” (PEP) that prioritises alternative methods for improving household energy efficiency based on the attributes a householder cares most about. The tool then provides information and links to more i