Promoting smart homes

Hazas, M. and Strengers, Y. (2019) Promoting smart homes. In: Energy Fables. Routledge, London, pp. 78-87. ISBN 9780367027797

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Abstract

Over the past decade, there has been increasing interest in using ‘smart’ technologies: to can gather information about a building and its inhabitants, and automatically make decisions about which appliances and services should be powered. Promoting smart homes is frequently seen as a means of reducing energy demand. However, this chapter shows that smart home technologies are also positioned and sold as means of enhancing convenience or creating a cosy atmosphere. In increasing expectations of service, and in relying on energy-intensive infrastructures like network technology and data centres, smart home technologies might not reduce demand at all.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 136288
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2019 13:50
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 07:04
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/136288

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