In order to ensure energy affordability, we propose a design-oriented behavioral research study with the aim of helping low-income tenants to develop an efficient energy behavior by increasing their energy self-efficacy. We propose to compare different digital interventions in field tests to understand, in an unfiltered way, what helps low-income tenants to be able to reduce their energy costs. We thereby contribute towards understanding how the vulnerable group of low-income tenants with their limitations and needs regarding their energy consumption behavior can be effectively supported digitally. In addition, we contribute initial measurement instruments for energy worries, energy literacy and energy self-efficacy to evaluate the effects of digital interventions.
Bluhm, Saskia; Staudt, Philipp; and Weinhardt, Christof, "Ensuring Energy Affordability through Digital Technology: A Research Model and Intervention Design" (2023). Wirtschaftsinformatik 2023 Proceedings. 43.