The focus of Energysense is the household because energy is crucial to our homelife: energy contributes to our comfort, convenience and communication needs at home. The household is where we consume energy –and for some of us, where we store and produce energy. Energy use at home is shaped by our behaviour and by a host of other factors, such as how housing is built, the costs of energy and how energy is delivered. Energysense collects data on all these aspects, so that we can get a full picture of what drives energy use and so that we can increase insights, savings and efficiency when it comes to energy. Energysense provides the sophisticated physical and organisational structure necessary for complex data collection about all these different aspects. Given that about 20% of direct energy consumption takes place at the household level, Enerysense can really make a difference.
Energysense connects households, research and innovation. Energysense collects data on energy use, attitude and behavior with 10 000 households in the Netherlands.
Co-creation is a principle
The relationship between Energysense and households is crucial for this project. Co-creation has been a principle of the project since its earliest stages. From the start of Energysense, we have been in dialogue with researchers and households to discuss research themes, and the kinds of interaction and feedback that are desirable.
Energysense is committed to research, innovation and engagement—three strands of the project that reinforce each other.
Energysense seeks to facilitate research, innovation and engagement, and does not have commercial aims.