Combining energy, comfort and health data for behavioural change

Valentina Fabi, Verena M. Barthelmes, Boris Kingma, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, Per Kvols Heiselberg, Stefano Paolo Corgnati

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Abstract

Monitoring and gaining insights on occupant behaviour requires a multidisciplinary approach and involvement of various scientific expertise. By bringing together the necessary scientific expertise a step forward can be made in understanding how the occupants behave, how they can be motivated, and how to stimulate them to change their behaviour based on targeted feedback and guidance. Finally, users could be provided of confidence of choosing the right thing and making the right decisions concerning energy, comfort and health.

This paper presents a research project funded on the framework of Horizon 2020. The proposed approach for behavioural change is to go beyond traditional incentives, including lifestyle monitoring in relation to health or indoor environment preferences. Therefore, principles and values should be targeted and the context of the behaviour should be enlarged, to raise awareness and towards sustainable behaviour change. The effect of different supplementary communications and interactive feedback on real energy use in combination with energy-related behaviour, indoor environment, health and lifestyle, should be tested to lead to improve end-user awareness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISHVAC 2017 - Proceedings of 10th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
PublisherISHVAC
Publication date2017
Article number1154
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event10th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning - Jinan, China
Duration: 19 Oct 201722 Oct 2017
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Number10
CountryChina
CityJinan
Period19/10/201722/10/2017

Keywords

  • Behavioural change
  • Energy
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Health
  • ICT tools

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