We know that most of the great technical solutions to save energy are often unfortunately disturbed by the actual behaviour of people who use them or manage them. Examples are numerous: BMS, lighting control systems, HVAC automation systems, and so on. What if we asked ocupants in a given building (offices, public transport, industries, and so on) to regulate their own behaviour.
VOLKSWAGEN launched few years ago a contest dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better.
As an example a smart way to change behaviours thanks to a fun activity in building escalators is to this:
This initiative proves that fun can help people change their habits. However this is clearly just the beginning! Obviously, this is not enough. And in 2-week time, regular users would come back to the escalator and stop using stairs. That’s why these initiatives need to be more deeply designed to allow a continuous involvement of people’s behaviour.
We’ll see soon how to maintain behavioural change dynamically.
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