Proceedings of EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015

Energy saving at work - and when not working! Insights from a comparative study

Authors
Timo Jakobi, Gunnar Stevens
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Timo Jakobi
Available Online September 2015.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.21How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Eco-feedback; Sustainable Interaction Design; Workplace; Organizational Culture
Abstract
Reducing energy consumption is one of the most pursued economic and ecologic challenges concerning societies as a whole, individuals and organizations alike. While politics start taking measures for energy turnaround and smart home energy monitors are becoming popular, few studies have touched on sustainability in office environments so far, though they account for almost every second workplace in modern economics. In this paper, we present findings of two parallel studies in an organizational context using behavioral change oriented strategies to raise energy awareness. Next to demonstrating potentials, it shows that energy feedback needs must fit to the local organizational context to succeed and should consider typical work patterns to foster accountability of consumption.
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Proceedings
EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015
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Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
September 2015
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978-94-62520-92-9
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.21How to use a DOI?
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