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.
Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:54
This exercise—carried out by the Good Deeds user group at their second meeting—is designed to focus feedback about energy use in buildings under three crucial headings: what can people in an organisation start doing, stop doing, and continue...
Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:59
We had the pleasure of Dr Andy Wright from the IESD to talk to the group on the environmental impact of energy use in buildings. He covered some important and occasionally surprising issues, and explained how the need to take action in our buildings to...
Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013
10 people attended the first Good Deeds user group meeting, including 7 from Leicester City Council who have kindly agreed to become user group members. Following a presentation about the project by Richard Bull (Powerpoint downloadable from the link...