Reducing Domestic Energy Consumption using Behavioural Economics, Evaluation of Three Systems

Cristina Nan, Alejandro Guzman Botero

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Domestic energy use represents almost a quarter of the global carbon emissions. While the development of clean energies and implementation of better public policies are critical, reducing energy consumption in households represents a significant step towards a sustainable future. Improving domestic energy consumption behavioural patterns offers, among others, an important way to achieve such reduction. This paper presents a research on the different biases that shape people’s behaviour, decision making, habits, and motivation. Then, three cases of existing products that address domestic energy consumption are studied and analyzed using a set of parameters based on the previous research.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSymposium for Architecture and Urban Design 2018: SimAUD 2018 - TU Delft
Duration: 4 Jun 20187 Jun 2018


ConferenceSymposium for Architecture and Urban Design 2018
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  • Behavioural economics
  • Domestic energy consumption
  • Human Behaviour
  • Motivation and behavioural change

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