Khashe and team studied what building systems speaking to users should sound like. They found when they “investigated the effectiveness of different delivery styles (i.e., avatar, voice, and text), as well as the impact of communicator’s persona (i.e., building facility manager and building itself) and gender (i.e., male and female) on occupants’ compliance with pro-environmental requests. . . . that avatar is more effective than voice and voice is more effective than text on promoting compliance with persuasive pro-environmental requests. . . .
Motivate Ecological/"Green" Behaviors
In studies published during the last three years (2015 to 2017), cognitive scientists have thorou
Getting people to move from floor to floor via the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator can not only save electricity but also make those stair climbers a little healthier. Bellettiere and his colleagues report that “at the San Diego International Airport. . . . prompts [signs] increased the odds of stair use [significantly]. . . . [signs were] effective interventions for active adults and the higher risk population of inactive adults.
Research by Vargas and her team indicates that lobbies can be useful thermal transition zones. The team reports that “Maintaining comfort levels while reducing energy demand in buildings in the face of climate change is a key challenge in temperate zones. Creating transitional spaces and thermal variation in buildings may offer a way forward.” Data were collected in three higher education buildings in the United Kingdom.
Green design is fast becoming the standard for creating new places and objects. It’s good for th
Doing good can look good
Guide to making the case for green offices
DiGiacomo lead a study that assessed how the location of recycling and composting bins influences
Brick, Sherman and Kim studied when people were more or less likely to behave in pro-environmenta
Unsworth and McNeill set out to learn more about how to encourage people to behave in an environm