eViz event slides – Now available to download

The presentation slides from the final eViz event are now available to download via the links below.

We want to thank all our speakers for helping to make the event a success!

Click here to download the slides for the eViz Summary

Presented by Sabine Pahl, Associate Professor (Reader) in Psychology. And Prof. Pieter de Wilde, Chair of Building Performance Analysis.

University of Plymouth – eViz PI’s


Teddinet Opening

Dan van der Horst - Introduction eViz and TEDDINET

Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society; TEDDINET PI, University of Edinburgh

Keynote Speakers

Michael Harrison - Behaviour change and smart metering-related interventions

Head of Benefits and Evaluation, Smart Metering Implementation Programme, DECC

“I believe that the project provides important and timely evidence and pointers for future policy development and delivery in energy efficiency. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, integrating social sciences with ICT and building science, has been critical to the project’s success, since it’s vital that visualisation approaches are properly understood in terms of how they work, for whom and in what context, as well as from a technological innovation perspective.”

Mark Wray - Innovate UK @ eViz – Preparing for an uncertain future

Lead Technologist – Built Environment, Innovate UK

“The e-Viz project makes a great contribution in improving the users relationship with energy.  If we are to reduce our GHG emissions to meet our legally binding targets we have to improve our understanding of how we use energy and where wastage can be eliminated.  Visualisation techniques play an important role in improving this understanding and the e-Viz project makes a valued contribution.  At Innovate UK we are planning an extensive Visioning exercise to identify innovative solutions we will need to advance our journey to lower carbon emissions over the next 10 years.  We see visualisation technologies as a key solution needed on this journey.”

Robert Pannell - The vision at the Zero Carbon Hub for the future of energy efficiency of buildings & policy developments

Managing Director, Zero Carbon Hub

“The eVIZ event held at Plymouth University on the 9th. September gave attendees a unique opportunity to learn  more about how people interact with the building they occupy. The meeting also stressed the importance of data collection to inform key processes and practices. An excellent event with enjoyable presentations.”

Glenn Goodall - RCUK Energy Programme

Portfolio Manager for Energy Efficiency, Urban Living, Wind Power and Marine Energy – Research Councils UK Energy Programme, EPSRC

“I found the meeting extremely useful, I often read proposals and don’t get a full understanding of the impact or size of the research involved - these events bring everything into focus. It was also interesting to see how the different disciplines interact and work together.”

eViz – The Next Level

Stephen Sheppard - Scaling up with visualization tools to engage a wider public on community energy

Professor at the University of British Colombia in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Director of the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning.

Alba Fuertes - EnerGAware

Associate Professor in Construction Engineering and Management, Plymouth University.

eViz Researchers present Energy Visualisation Tools

On 10 September over 70 researchers and representatives from a range of sectors met in Plymouth to discuss tools developed as part of our eViz project. All partner universities were represented (Plymouth, Birmingham, Bath and Newcastle), bringing together such diverse fields as Psychology, Building science and Computer sciences.


The tools are designed to be exciting and engaging in order to communicate energy use and lead to energy savings. Prototypes shown included a virtual reality home, social media architecture and an energy simulation app. In eViz we have also used thermal imaging extensively as another type of energy visualisation and on Thursday we showed new low-cost thermal imaging attachments for smartphones that are now available on the market.


Representatives from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Michael Harrison), Innovate UK (Mark Wray), the Engineering and Physical Research Council (Glenn Goodall) and the Zero Carbon Hub (Rob Pannell) contributed keynote speeches and took part in a lively panel discussion.


After Sabine Pahl and Pieter de Wilde presented a summary of eViz results, two invited speakers discussed eViz developments in British Columbia (Stephen Sheppard, University of British Columbia) and the UK (Alba Fuertes, Plymouth University) respectively. Alba introduced our new project enerGAware, a 3-year European project that investigates serious gaming to help social housing tenants get on top of their bill. So, Plymouth University is building its reputation in energy research and making strong links nationally and internationally.

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 Presentation slides will be available to download from this website soon. 

Public open evening event: eViz Showcase

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We will be holding a separate open event for the public in the evening, after our daytime event (see post below). There will be a showcase of the eViz findings for you to see, some demonstrations of energy visualisations and staff on hand to discuss the work.

The evening showcase will take place 7.00 – 8.30pm in the Rolle Building, Room 605, Plymouth University.  You do not need to register for this event, please feel free to turn up on the evening.