Tim Holley

Tim Holley

Industrial Design BSc

Tio

Increasing children's awareness of energy consumption

Increasing the younger generation's awareness of energy consumption now will help to effect change in the future. A simple way to engage and educate them is to concentrate on lighting, which accounts for up to 15% of electricity use in the home. Tio increases children's awareness of the energy their lights consume and the effect this has on the environment. Tio encourages children to turn lights off, and becomes more irritable the longer they are left on. Information is sent to a computer by Tio, allowing energy use to be tracked over time. This engages children to make a personal contribution to reducing energy consumption. Supported by Onzo.