OrbEEt aimed to introduce an innovative solution to facilitate public and social engagement to action for energy efficiency by providing real-time assessments of energy impact and energy-related organisational behaviour.
To accomplish this goal, OrbEEt proposed an ICT-based framework to induce behaviour change toward energy efficiency by transforming energy measurements into personalised feedback delivered through engaging user interfaces. OrbEEt has established a holistic organisational energy performance framework that boosted standardised energy performance rating practices by incorporating business and behavioural information.
The OrbEEt project shifted away from focusing on technology, finance or individual behaviour within a workplace and aimed at introducing an integrated behavioural change approach that exploits novel and extended approaches in Operational Rating (OR), along with workplace dynamics and social collaboration/rewards (within a highly engaging and sustainable gamification approach) to achieve increased and persistent energy efficiency in public buildings.
OrbEEt’s three main objectives were:
- Leverage existing standards and methods of Building Operational Rating (OR);
- Align the building energy data with organisation operational activities;
- Trigger the behavioural change in the scope and context of organisational dynamics and business activities.