Energy AWARE Clock

by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-03-09 10:53:30 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: design to make energy awareness a part of everyday life


Energy AWARE Clock is wirelessly connected to an energy meter. Energy AWARE Clock is an electricity meter that resembles an ordinary kitchen clock. It is designed to make energy awareness a part of everyday life. The clock visualises the daily energy rhythms of the household and reminds us of the ordinary kitchen clock, both in form, place and use. Take a glance at your Energy AWARE Clock, in the same way you glance at the clock every now and then ,and be enlightened. Energy AWARE Clock shows electrical utilisation of its environment in real time. If the dishwasher is switched on it shows immediately on the display of the unit. Yesterday’s graphs fade away slowly and today’s consumption is drawn on top of previous days, making it possible to compare your energy use for several periods.

The clock is an outcome of AWARE, a design oriented research project that aims to increase people’s awareness of how energy is being used in everyday life, especially in our home environment. The objectives are to develop strategies and artefacts that make people attentive of their energy use, as well as offer them control and possibilities of making their energy use more efficient.

The AWARE project took place at Interactive Institute, Energy Design during 2006-2008. The project was carried out in cooperation with Stiftelsen Svensk Industridesign (Swedish Industrial Design Foundation, SVID) and funded by Energimyndigheten (the Swedish Energy Agency, STEM).

Designer: interactive institute
Manufacturer: ?
Category: changing habits


by Interactive Institute

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