The gorilla in the library: lessons in using ICT to engage building users in energy reduction

Bull, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-4372-3589, Stuart, G. and Everitt, D., 2012. The gorilla in the library: lessons in using ICT to engage building users in energy reduction. In: Digital Futures 2012: Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland, 23-25 October 2012.

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This paper is concerned with the role of the digital economy as an enabler of behaviour change in the built environment. The Greenview research project at De Montfort University (DMU), funded by JISC’s Greening ICT fund 1, has undertaken innovative work to explore novel and interesting ways to engage building users in energy reduction. Findings are presented around both the methodological challenges of capturing and presenting live electrical data for iPhone applications and the wider opportunities and barriers to ICT enabled behaviour change. From a technical perspective Greenview has shown the need to conduct detailed and thorough technical work to ensure the visualisations correlate to actual building performance and from the behaviour change perspective both Greenview and its predecessor (DUALL 2 ) have explored moving beyond quantitative approaches to presenting information on energy and sustainability that is fun, creative and [hopefully] engaging. Finally, it is clear that without senior commitment and sincere staff engagement and collaboration mere information provision in the form of dashboards are impotent.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Bull, R., Stuart, G. and Everitt, D.
Date: 2012
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 16 Apr 2019 08:11
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 08:15

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