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Volume 1, Issue 1 (2021) –

Cover Picture: Traditional energy conservation techniques and sophisticated technology like predictive control systems are in place to minimize building energy use. However, behavioral influencing strategies seem to be more promising in conserving energy in buildings. Findings show that although technical interventions, such as smart meters, could improve a buildings' energy efficiency, significant enhancements could be attained by modifying occupant behavior through nudges. The use of nudges was studied in commercial buildings, such as single-occupancy offices, open-plan offices, and shared office spaces. The use of technological interventions was also observed in modifying occupancy behavior in different commercial buildings, whereby users responded to notifications and recommendations via different kinds of systems. Moreover, it was also observed that non-technological alternatives, such as moral appeal by word of mouth and posters, also effectively influenced occupancy behavior.
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