ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202204.0278.v1
Subject: Engineering, Energy And Fuel Technology Keywords: Virtual Choreograhies; Behaviour-change; Energy consumption; Human-behaviour representation
Online: 28 April 2022 (08:55:28 CEST)
Reducing office buildings’ energy consumption can contribute significantly towards carbon reduction commitments since it represents 10% of total energy consumption. Major components are lighting (40% of consumption), electrical equipment (35%), and heating and central cooling systems (25\%). Occupants’ behaviours impact these energy consumption components, with solid evidence on the role of individual behaviours. In this work, we propose a methodology that uses virtual choreographies to identify and prioritize behaviour-change interventions towards office users based on the potential impact on energy consumption. The data shows that some behaviours with significant consumption have little potential for behavioural change impact, while other behaviours hold substantial potential for lowering energy consumption via behavioural change.