Understanding energy consumption at work: learning from arrow hill


Bedwell, Benjamin, Costanza, Enrico and Jewell, Michael (2015) Understanding energy consumption at work: learning from arrow hill At CSCW 2016: 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, United States. 27 Feb - 02 Mar 2016. 12 pp.

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Most work around technological interventions for energy conservation to date has focussed on changing individual behaviour. Hence, there is limited understanding of communal settings, such as office environments, as sites for intervention. Even when energy consumption in the workplace has been considered, the emphasis has typically been on the individual. To address this gap, we conducted a study of energy consumption and management in one workplace, based on a combination of workshops with a broad range of stakeholders, and quantitative data inspections. We report and discuss findings from this study, in light of prior literature, and we present a set of implications for design and further research. In particular, three themes, and associated intervention opportunities, emerged from our data: (1) energy wastage related to "errors"; (2) the role of company policies and the negotiation that surrounds their implementation; and (3) the bigger energy picture of procurement, construction and travel.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: CSCW 2016: 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, United States, 2016-02-27 - 2016-03-02
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Keywords: energy, sustainability, error
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science
ePrint ID: 381093
Date :
Date Event
24 August 2015Accepted/In Press
February 2016Published
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2015 13:52
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 05:17
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/381093

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