'Talks with an Environmental Focus'
This new TEF series is a monthly programme of talks
presented by Uni staff. The aim of this programme, which takes
place on the third Thursday from 12:15, is to bring relevant research
in a practical, down-to-earth manner to a group of people who are actively
engaged in sustainability and improving environmental practices in the
workplace. Further details on future talks can be found here.
Wednesday 20 June - 12.15 13.05, venue 1W 3.17
Is it optimistic to believe that if only we knew how much energy we were using and how are actions changed
that we would be much more energy efficient? Furthermore, what is the most effective way to communicate
To explore these questions, the team set up two six-week experiments in some of the kitchens in Norwood
House, where consumption data is displayed in different formats and in real time. The participants were
interviewed before and after and consumption data analysed. The first experiment was set up as a group
competition, while the second operatesas a self competition. We will outline the technology used to support
the experiments, discuss the main results and set out our plans for future work in the context of the
recently-funded ENLITEN project.
This talk reports joint work with Teresa Chiang (ACE), Gokhan Mevlevioglu (ACE), Sukumar Natarajan
(ACE) and Ian Walker (Psychology).