Define a time period for
metering energy consumption. Select one week for measuring normal consumption,
and a second week for measuring while implementing energy saving behaviour
& measures.The task can be used as homework or as group activity
1. Start the first week by reading the meter(s) at beginning and end.
Live normally and calculate the consumption for one week.
2. Discuss possible energy efficient behaviours (turning down
heat, lights off, short showering, ventilate efficient but short etc)
and energy efficiency measures (energy efficient light, sealing
of windows, etc).
3. Read the meters and calculate the energy for the 2nd week while implementing
energy efficient behaviour and if possible some simple energy efficiency
measures. Calculate the consumption for the energy efficiency week.
4. Compare the results for 1st and 2nd week. Discuss the result. Discuss
possible outside effects (temperature, different activities during the
week) and effect of your own activities - which measures have proved
efficient? Anything more you can do in the future?