This paper discusses the impact of user energy choices on building energy demand, and how energy choices could be influenced to minimise building energy consumption using information systems. Accordingly, a socio-technical framework is designed and presented, which draws upon the use of energy interventions. A novel Social-Economic-Environmental (SEE) model is presented within the socio-technical framework which is aimed at nudging inhabitants enabling them to conserve energy in the university buildings, thereby making the world a sustainable place to live. The framework takes into account the Agent-based Modelling (ABM) approach to model user energy choices and their willingness to conserve energy in buildings. This research intends to test the socio-technical framework in the next stage of this study. Finally, this paper highlights gaps and the significance of understanding how user behaviour and their energy consumption can be influenced to optimise energy in university buildings, thereby reducing global greenhouse emissions
Soomro, Altaf Mazhar; Paryani, Suresh; Rehman, Junaid; Echeverria, Ricardo Aguilera; Biloria, Nimish; and Prasad, Mukesh, "Influencing Human Behaviour to Optimise Energy in Commercial Buildings" (2019). ACIS 2019 Proceedings. 95.