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Changing energy behaviour in the workplace (FB 73)
Changing energy behaviour in the workplace (FB 73) was written by Mindy Hadi and published by BRE on 16 March 2015.
Companies are becoming more aware of the public relations value of the green agenda. Information on their sustainability performance is being reported on, including in annual corporate responsibility reports.
Energy use is influenced by a variety of factors: physical factors such as the building itself, its services and control systems, and also social factors that govern energy use behaviours, such as lifestyle, individual differences and group composition.
This 20-page guide discusses the impact of energy use in the workplace on both the end-user and the company. It considers the role of feedback as a change mechanism and the use of interfaces such as eco-visualisation to motivate and maintain change, using examples from BRE research.
Its contents are:
- Energy-saving potential in non-domestic buildings.
- The role of the end-user in energy consumption in the workplace.
- Motivating and influencing behaviour.
- Engaging the end-user in non-domestic buildings.
- Using energy consumption feedback in behaviour change.
- Automated systems - pros and cons.
- Battery energy storage systems with grid-connected solar photovoltaics BR 514.
- Battery storage.
- BRE articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
- BRE Buzz articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
- BRE Buzz.
- BREEAM Reduction of energy use and carbon emissions.
- BREEAM Energy monitoring.
- Building Research Establishment.
- Changing patterns in domestic energy use FB 76.
- Flexible electrical networks for a low carbon future.
- Glossary of electrical terms.
- The Future of Electricity in Domestic Buildings.
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