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Nicola Terry

The cover of my book

Research on household electricity use

DECC have finally published all of the research which I conducted with Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd analysing the Household Electricity Survey. This dataset includes monitored use of 5860 appliances in 250 households for one month to a year. The results include how much energy is wasted in standby mode, what our peak consumption consists of, how much energy appliances use compared to their rated energy consumption, how electricity use varies between ages, socio-economic groups, working status and many other interesting much more.

Workshops on energy saving

On 1st May I gave a new talk 'Saving energy at home' for Sustainable Bury. This is an extension of the workshop I developed for Cambridge Carbon Footprint on 'Making the most of your house', about saving energy just by changing the way what we do at home without spending any money at all. You can download the slides for these and other of my workshops and talks here. If you would like me to deliver a workshop don't hesitate to ask.

Home Electricity Usage Calculator

This is a simple tool to help you track down what you are using your elecricity for, so you can see where you can make savings. Please try it out and let me know how you get on.

Research on thermal storage and insulation

Earlier this year I did some research with Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd for DECC about the potential for thermal storage in the home and state of the art insulation materials. You can download a draft of the report from the CAR website.

Science 105 community radio

Hear my voice - with my friend Roger Frost - on the Science Show on Cambridge 105. I collaborated with Roger for 6 programs showcasing science - at home, at work, in the news, and events in the Cambridge area. You can find links to download the podcasts here.

Alternatives to Economic Growth

This was a one-day conference organised by the Cambridge Green Party. I put together this short article to introduce a discussion on energy use. It mainly uses material from my book, from sources I used in my book and also my blog.

Thank you for coming to my website. If you wish to contact me please use the contact form.

If you are interested in the building work we have had on our house then here is a quick introduction and lots of pictures.

If it is my book Energy and carbon emissions: the way we live today that has brought you to my site, then you will find information and extra resources here. I have used data from the book to write a little quiz.

If you are interested in my consulting services then please ask for a full CV but here is a brief resume .

If you are interested in my Transition Cambridge activity you had better start with that website (which I support so if you find any hiccoughs or have any suggestions do let me know).

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