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Energy Management in Public Sector Buildings

This research, commencing 2015, is led by Nigel Goddard, Informatics. Interwoven with the study of digital technology’s role in managing energy use, we will research social-practices reliant on energy in public-sector buildings, using findings from social research on end-user innovation to engage with the dynamics of organisational change.

This will include working with the particular building managers who are formally responsible for reducing energy use, as well those varied groups of publics and employees who work in, and use, the buildings and whose activities rely on energy – in the City of Edinburgh Council and University of Edinburgh these activities include use of ICT equipment, heating controls in rooms, use of equipment for cooking, cleaning, showering, cooling, illumination and sound, archival storage of materials, and supply, storage and movement of foods, liquids and others materials.