Energy Literacy Platform
Conserving energy is important both for environmental and economic reasons, but how many people really know how much electricity is used for the various appliances and devices which surround them, or how much energy is saved by switching them off? Normally, we only realize how much energy we have used once the bill comes from the electric company. However, the bills cannot tell us how much energy was used for individual items such as the refrigerator and the vacuum cleaner. The Energy Literacy Platform (ELP) is a tool that shows you how much electricity you are consuming in your home for individual items. Users can learn more about the amount of electricity that they are consuming every day in a more intuitive way, and so increase their home energy literacy. Through the use of ELP, our goal is to reduce wasteful electricity usage and promote more efficient home energy consumption.