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ETI Insights Report - Smart Systems and Heat - Consumer challenges for low carbon heat


Citation Lipson. M. ETI Insights Report - Smart Systems and Heat - Consumer challenges for low carbon heat, ETI, 2015. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000628.
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Author(s) Lipson. M.
Project partner(s) Energy Systems Catapult
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000628
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Associated Project(s) ETI-SS9004: Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) Programme - Consumer Insights
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Abstract Key headlines
  • ETI consumer research highlights issues to address if the UK is to change how it heats the vast majority of buildings
  • Today fewer than 4% have low carbon heating and 90% prefer gas central heating»Location constrains the heating solutions available to each building and existing buildings have their own constraints
  • People are diverse, they want different things from their heating (for example cost, comfort, health) – the same solution will not suit everyone
  • Improve low carbon heating designs so they tackle common problems and enhance home life
  • Simplify installations so they are more convenient
  • Enhance heating control so people can value what they spend, get what they want from low carbon systems and factor heat into renovation decisions