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Understanding energy consumption at work: learning from arrow hill

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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.

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Bedwell, Benjamin, Costanza, Enrico and Jewell, Michael (2016) 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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Accepted/In Press date: 24 August 2015
Published date: February 2016
Venue - Dates: CSCW 2016: 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, United States, 2016-02-27 - 2016-03-02
Keywords: energy, sustainability, error
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 381093
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/381093
PURE UUID: 551e6024-39b3-488a-8458-3f5ba13726d4

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Date deposited: 23 Sep 2015 13:52
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 20:29

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Author: Benjamin Bedwell
Author: Enrico Costanza
Author: Michael Jewell

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