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Post Covid-19, what will be the ‘new normal’ energy demand in buildings?

Since September 2019, 1,700 bill payers have agreed to share for research purposes, their half hourly gas and electricity smart meter data with SERL. This data will be combined with a Covid-19 questionnaire about changes to occupant energy using behaviours during the lockdown and subsequent energy use surveys while a ‘new normal’ is established.

Lead investigator:

Tadj Oreszczyn


Sustainable Energy Research Lab and the Centre for Research on Energy Demand

Primary topic:

Energy & climate change

Region of data collection:


Country of data collection


Status of data collection

In Progress

Type of data being collected:

From private company

Unit of real-time data collection


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