The focus topic is: "Energy-aware user behavior". Employees can become important players in reducing energy consumption. Once a building has been erected, the technical systems installed and the office equipment procured, it is primarily user behavior that has an impact on ongoing energy costs. In many places, however, there is untapped potential in raising user awareness: companies and municipalities rarely implement long-term initiatives to reduce electricity and heat consumption through energy-conscious behavior. In many cases, the opportunities for long-term user motivation remain untapped; the "human factor" is a sleeping giant.
The magazine also contains an in-depth interview with Dr. Ellen Matthies, Professor of Environmental and Cognitive Psychology at the Ruhr University in Bochum, on the subject of "User behavior and energy efficiency are inert matters. Everything depends on the "human factor. For example, on whether he wants to or not. Or perhaps whether he can or cannot. As with many other things, this also applies to energy-efficient, environmentally friendly user behavior. Will he - but can't?
In addition, the new innovation & energie offers, as always, many more exciting reports, news, interviews and event information on the subjects of renewable energies, energy efficiency and climate protection.
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