The Horizon 2020 funded Project OrbEEt (ORganizational Behaviour improvement for Energy Efficient adminisTrative public offices) aims to introduce an innovative solution to facilitate public and social engagement to action for energy efficiency by providing real-time assessments of the energy impact and energy-related organisational behaviour. To accomplish this goal, OrbEEt proposes an Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)-based framework to induce behaviour change toward energy efficiency by transforming energy measurements into personalised feedback delivered through engaging user interfaces. OrbEEt establishes a holistic organisational energy performance framework that will boost standardised energy performance rating practices by incorporating business and behavioural information.
The project’s three main objectives are to:
- Leverage existing standards and methods of Building Operational Rating (OR) to deliver a mechanism for real-time extraction and calculation of detailed, fine-grained, dynamic parameters and subsequently provide continuous feedback on the present value estimation of the Building Operational Rating. More specifically, the OrbEEt framework will continuously capture and analyse real time building information from low-cost, off-the-shelf non-intrusive sensors and convert this into meaningful real-time energy rating information (real-time Display Energy Certificates).
- Align the building energy data with organisation operational activities and thus allow for a more systemic and holistic view over the organisational energy performance. Buildings will be treated as hosts of occupants and activities rather than passive structures. Consequently, operational ratings will be calculated at the level of business processes and organisational units establishing direct accountability of the latter to the overall organisation energy performance. This will be achieved through enhanced Display Energy Certificates, which is the core outcome along with the framework that generates them (Systemic Enterprise Operational Rating framework). eDECs depict high granularity and real-time information about the energy performance at various operational spatio-temporal levels.
- Trigger the behavioural change in the scope and context of organisational dynamics and business activities, in the scope and context of organisational dynamics and business activities, treating occupants not only as individuals but also as members of an organisational ecosystem. The establishment and availability of enhanced DECs will facilitate the design and implementation of comprehensive behavioural change strategies that touch upon both intrinsic and extrinsic human motivators.
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Project duration: 2015-03-01 to 2018-02-28