"I'd want to burn the data or at least nobble the numbers": Towards data-mediated building management for comfort and energy use

Adrian Clear, Samantha Mitchell Finnigan, Patrick Olivier, Rob Comber

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore the role of pervasive environmental sensor data in workplace building management. Current interactions between management and workplace occupants are limited by the gap between experiences of (dis)comfort (i.e. individual preferences and perceptions) and the rigid objectivity of organisational policies and procedures such as static setpoint temperatures for indoor spaces. Our hypothesis is that pervasive sensor data that captures the indoor climate can provide an effective platform from which to more successfully communicate about comfort and energy use. Through a qualitative study with building managers and occupants, we show that while data does not necessarily resolve these tensions, it provides an engaging forum for a more inclusive building management process, and we outline directions for taking a more conversational approach in the design of comfort and energy-use interventions for the workplace.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSCW '17 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
Subtitle of host publicationFeb. 25-Mar. 1, 2017, Portland, OR, USA
EditorsSteve Poltrock, Charlotte P. Lee
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherACM
Pages2448-2461
ISBN (Print)9781450343350
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2017
Event2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing - Portland, Oregon
Duration: 25 Feb 2017 → …

Conference

Conference2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
Period25/02/17 → …

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