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An energy-saving support system for office environments

: Jentsch, M.; Jahn, M.; Pramudianto, F.; Simon, J.; Al-Akkad, A.


Human behavior unterstanding. Second international workshop, HBU 2011 : Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 16, 2011
Berlin: Springer, 2011 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7065)
ISBN: 978-3-642-25445-1 (print)
ISBN: 978-3-642-25446-8
ISSN: 0302-9743
International Workshop on Human Behavior Unterstanding (HBU) <2, 2011, Amsterdam>
Fraunhofer FIT ()

We present a system that helps office workers to save energy at work. The system features two concepts which are differing from current smart metering systems. It takes the special characteristics of office environments into account where saving energy has lower priority than the actual working processes. Firstly, the system uses unobtrusive technology in order not to interrupt the normal working processes of office workers. Secondly, the system minimizes the effort of workers to deal with the topic of saving energy so that it can be done en passant. In an explorative user study, we examine if the system is considered useful by users.