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Digitally engaging & empowering employees for energy demand reduction.

Good Deeds will investigate the potential of citizen engagement and participation to have far-reaching impact, not least the potential for behaviour change in the form of social learning. The built environment has an important role to play if the UK is to meet the ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emissions, specifically a reduction of at least 80% by 2050. Almost 20% of the UK's energy consumption and CO2 emissions are from non-domestic buildings.

Working with Leicester City Council and employing social software, the central hypothesis is that digital technologies, coupled with findings from the field of deliberative democracy (that engagement can lead to behaviour change through social learning) can facilitate a shift in the management of energy in the built environment from a techno-centric top down approach to one that is collaborative and bottom-up.


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Good Deeds app - making progress

Good Deeds app - making progress

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:55

After a hard day's work over the keyboard by Graeme and Dave, behind the scenes of the Good Deeds web app in progress. The app's history is stored on the left, the app interface code is centre, and the first version is just visible in the browser on the...

Fourth user group meeting

Fourth user group meeting

Sun, 21 Jul 2013 15:17

User group members finally received the iPhone 4 phones chosen for the project, and used most of the session to become familiar with them. After a brief demonstration by Thom covering how to: connect to a wifi network, set a passcode lock, use iCloud...

Third User Group meeting

Third User Group meeting

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:11

At the third meeting of the Good Deeds User Group, media technology lecturer Thom Corah gave a presentation (available online) that introduced the group to the basics of social media applications, and offered some examples of what they have helped achieve....

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