Smarter Warmer Homes: realising benefits from smart energy technologies in vulnerable households

Date: 11 October 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 5pm
Cost: Free

Domestic smart energy technologies promise a wide range of benefits, particularly for households vulnerable to health impacts of living in under-heated or under serviced homes. For example, smart metering combined with sensed information about temperature and humidity can be used in delivering thermal safeguarding and in helping households make wiser energy choices ensuring the home is heated to healthy temperatures.

Whilst vulnerable householders and communities have the most to benefit from these technologies they are least likely to do so for a variety of reasons including lack of access to smart equipment (often due to cost), technical skills and confidence in adopting the technology, access to information about benefits and ability to be flexible with their energy behaviours.

To explore the potential of smart energy technologies to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable households (and what needs to be done to realise that potential) the Centre for Sustainable Energy is convening a four hour workshop as part of Bristol Healthy City Week.

Talks from practitioners will explore the issues and opportunities on offer and case studies of current best practice will be presented from social enterprises, charities and commercial p

layers. Facilitated audience discussions will allow us to think about the policy and market settings for future action.

This event will be of particular interest to people from the smart energy technology, health, social housing, social care, and energy retail and distribution sectors. We also expect interest from government policy makers, local advice agencies and charities, and academics working in this area.

Booking and contact information

There are a limited number of places for this event therefore booking will be primarily by invitation to people and organisations in this sector however we will make a number of places available to anyone who wishes to attend as part of their interest in the Healthy City Week. Please contact Nick for a place.

Access and other essential information

The space is on one level, with street level access and has disabled toilet facilities. It does not have a hearing induction loop but microphones are provided for all events, should they be required.

Thanks to Triodos Bank who have supported this event.

This event is part of Healthy City Week 2017 (7 – 14 October) - an annual programme of activities exploring wellbeing that doesn’t cost the earth. Healthy City Week is formed by its contributors, delivered by Bristol Green Capital Partnership and supported by Bristol Health Partners. View all events at

See a short video about CSE and Nottingham University’s Chariot project which explored how to use smart meter, temperature and humidity date in delivering energy advice:

Event address: The Foundation
Lower Ground Floor
1 St George’s Road
Contact information: Name: Dr Nick Banks, Centre for Sustainable Energy
Telephone: 0117 934 1418
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