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Table 8 Summary of household changes in material culture

From: Towards a smart and sustainable residential energy culture: assessing participant feedback from a long-term smart grid pilot project

Household Changes in material culture Renovations
1 Replaced light bulbs, washing machine, and dryer Upstairs bathroom; lower bathroom; main bathroom
2 Installed new computer, pot lights, and a television Basement - pot lights and TV
3 Installed appliances related to new basement: gym equipment, computer, and TV/entertainment centre, and a new printer; replaced light bulbs; installed smart home automation Basement - added home theater, gym, and office; installed smart home automation
4 Replaced light bulbs; installed new HVAC system Not applicable - no renovations took place
5 Replaced TV, light bulbs, dishwasher, backdoor; installed light and appliance timers and solar panels New back door; installed solar panels
6 Installed a hot tub Not applicable - no renovations took place
7 Replaced light bulbs Not applicable - no renovations took place
8 Installed additional freezer; replaced TV, light bulbs, and appliances Not applicable - no renovations took place
9 Replaced washing machine and dryer (more efficient and with timers) and light bulbs; installed light and appliance timers Not applicable - no renovations took place
10 Replaced light bulbs Not applicable - no renovations took place
11 Replaced dishwasher and light bulbs; installed light and appliance timers, motion sensors, and ceiling fans Not applicable - no renovations took place
12 Installed new TV; replaced light bulbs Renovated basement
13 Replaced light bulbs Not applicable - no renovations took place
14 Installed hot tub, extra TV, small fridge in basement; replaced washing machine and light bulbs; installed ceiling fans Installed solar panels
15 Removed multiple large servers; replaced and added new fridges; replaced light bulbs and HVAC system; installed weather stripping, light and appliance timers, and motion sensors Installed smart home and automation technology; completed home energy audit