Buildings do not consume energy, people do. Managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME), these projects have helped consumers understand their energy use at their homes or their work places, and have motivated them to engage in energy-saving behaviour. It is possible to change the way energy is perceived and used by consumers with low-cost and cost-effective ICT solutions, and basic personal choices can translate in significant energy and economic savings.
Post date: 21 sep 2020
Understanding how people decide to use less energy at home or at work is crucial to boost virtuous behaviours. Our reaction to any novelty is so complex that a lot of socio-psychological research has been done to try to make it more predictable.
Social norms and influences, the ways we become accustomed to an external stimulus and manage our natural competitive instinct (both towards ourselves and the others) are among the factors to be analysed to characterise and support energy-saving habits.
Facing the rebound effect
Post date: 18 aoû 2020
The MOBISTYLE Game is a mobile application that uses “nudges”, complemented by “tips”, to change user behaviour based on the sensors available in the residence. Residential users are the key target users as they have most control of their environment.
Post date: 17 juil 2020
COVID-19: SDU is closely keeping updated on the potential effects that COVID-19 (Corona virus) has on OB-20 and Annex 79. SDU reserves all rights to move the events completely online in case it is not possible to conduct them in Odense, Denmark.
Dates of the events: 23rd - 25th September 2020
Post date: 16 juil 2020
Following the tradition of IEA Annex 79, we organize the 6th International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour Research with Digital Technologies. Presentations include invited speeches and proposed speeches.
Topics (not limited to):
Post date: 15 juil 2020
ASSIST offers a two-way approach to energy poverty: active engagement of consumers in the energy market, and a positive change of behaviour in relation to energy consumption able to influence the design of policies at all levels.
Post date: 1 juil 2020
How we make decisions about energy efficient retrofit? – AECB Expert Advisor Dr Sarah Price
Date: September 22
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT
This webinar will explore key questions such as:
Design reviews, design professionals, energy modelling & whole house retrofit plans.
Post date: 30 juin 2020
The H2020 Penny Project - Psychological social & financial barriers to energy efficiency - applies a behavioural science approach to better understand individual behaviour in the domain of energy efficiency. In particular, the project seeks to advance the understanding of consumer decisions in relation to both the use of energy and the adoption of energy-efficient technologies.
Post date: 23 juin 2020
#4 newsletter is out!
Contents included are:
Rebound behaviours, nudges, competition: energy saving is a matter of mindset
Nudging energy saving behaviours
#eTEACHERatHOME: tips to save energy and money, lockdown or not
How to stay energy-efficient, healthy and productive in times of lockdown
How can ICT solutions contribute to the energy-behavioural change? (webinar)
Last trends in energy-saving applications
Post date: 18 mai 2020
Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.
The Future Envelope 13 – Conference on Building Envelopes
Post date: 15 avr 2020