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

  • 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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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Timo Jakobi, Gunnar Stevens
Parent Title (English):EnviroInfo & ICT4S 2015. 29th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection and the third International Conference on ICT for Sustainability. Copenhagen, Denmark, September 7-9 2015
First Page:180
Last Page:189
Publisher:Atlantis Press
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2015/07/01
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
Tag:Eco-Feedback; Organizational Culture; Sustainable Interaction Design; Workplace
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Institut für Verbraucherinformatik (IVI)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Entry in this database:2015/10/09
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell 4.0 International