Call for Abstracts - TEDDINET-Ctech Non-domestic Energy Symposium - Deadline: 31 March 2017

Managing energy use in non-domestic buildings: Research insights

TEDDINET-Ctech Non-Domestic Energy Symposium **Featuring Ctech findings launch**

Digital Catapult, London, 26 June 2017

Call for Abstracts Deadline: 31 March 2017

Non-domestic spaces account for around one fifth of UK carbon emissions, making energy efficiency and conservation in these built environments of paramount importance. Energy saving in the home is relatively well researched; however an increased focus in recent years on non-domestic buildings means insights are also beginning to emerge around the digital technologies and behaviour change interventions which can reduce energy use in the workplace.

This symposium aims to bring together those from academia, industry and policy to share and discuss these cutting-edge research insights. The symposium will feature a keynote from Angela Ruepert (University of Groningen) and an expert discussion panel, including Simon Roberts (Centre for Sustainable Energy), Michael Harrison (BEIS), Judith Ward (Sustainability First). Talks will feature findings from the pioneering Creating the Energy for Change (Ctech) project, and presentations received from the wider research community (see more detail on Call for Abstracts below).

About the organisers: Ctech

The Creating the Energy for Change (Ctech) project was a pioneer TEDDINET project in the non-domestic digital energy sphere, led by Alexa Spence and funded through the EPSRC. The Ctech project will complete in August 2017. This event will launch Ctech findings and a toolkit to engage office employees in energy conservation. Ctech’s focus has been on combining digital information tools and deliberative processes to bring building occupants back into the workplace energy management loop and integrating these within existing workplace organisational structures.

Call for Abstracts (500 word abstract by 31 March 2017)

We invite researchers and practitioners in the UK and beyond to contribute to the Symposium through presentations on – but not restricted to – the following themes:

The Workplace as a Setting including:

  • Implications of variety of non-domestic environments including offices, industry, public spaces
  • Dynamic nature of workplaces in terms of changing people, technologies and materials

Interventions in Energy Use including:

  • Understanding and reconfiguring practices of shared energy use
  • Monitoring and communicating energy use to motivate change
  • Issues of apportionment, data sharing and privacy

Organisational management including:

  • Roles and influence in the day-to-day and strategic management of energy
  • The importance of leadership
  • Use of data, metrics and auditing to manage energy

The Changing Context including:

  • Demand-Side Response in the workplace
  • Non-domestic energy policy
  • The future of working practices
  • Smart technology engagement, acceptance and subversion

The full invitation for the event can be found here. Registration is online via Eventbrite.

Abstracts can be submitted to Cat Magill (Teddinet Coordinator) at C.Magill@ed.ac.uk.

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