How do I get people to change their habits? This is one of the challenges faced by developers of apps and ICT solutions aimed at boosting energy savings in our buildings. European researchers embraced this mission Forming attitudes is hard. It may be exciting to start a new habit, but it’s challenging to make it […]
European researchers have developed a user-friendly smart app to help people improve their energy-saving behaviours Energy demand is growing across many countries in the world as populations increase and people get richer. In fact, global energy consumption has risen nearly every year for more than half a century. Recently the European Union simplified its energy label […]
One of the daily challenges of life is, “How do I get people – including myself – to do what I want?”. It’s something the app industry has tried to tackle, and it was also one of the questions at the core of eTEACHER. Interview with the Project Coordinator: Dr. Gloria Calleja-Rodríguez from CEMOSA February […]
Lowering consumption is not as simple as introducing a new gadget. Besides implementing innovative technologies, it is necessary to stimulate an end-user behavioural change. And cognitive sciences can support energy conservation attitudes Understanding how people decide to use less energy at home or at work is crucial to boost virtuous behaviours. Our reaction to any […]
The theory of nudges comes from behavioural science and was pioneered by Nobel-winning Richard Thaler. It is now being studied as an alternative strategy to help reduce household energy waste.
Empowering energy education is a milestone for a less energy-consuming society. To achieve this, apps may help but the challenge is to make them really usable for the many. From home automation to bill management, our relationship with the electric systems in buildings is nowadays mainly based on the use of applications. In 2019 energy-saving […]
Saving the planet can mean saving money and having fun. This is not wishful thinking but a reality that is happening with gamification all over the world Playing games could be a solution to saving energy. Using energy more efficiently is, of course, a crucial part of fighting climate change, since oil and fossil fuels […]