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Nature Energy covers ewz-Amphiro-study as Research Highlight (Mar. 2017)

March 09th, 2017

Find the article here: http://www.nature.com/articles/nenergy201740 and the newsletter here: http://links.ealert.nature.com/servlet/MailView?ms=NTM1Nzg2ODgS1&r=MTQ2MTgyODA1NDc5S0&j=MTEyMTM1OTk5NQS2&mt=1&rt=0.

Call for Papers for the D-A-CH+ Conference on Energy Informatics 2017 in Lugano (Feb. 2017)

February 23rd, 2017

The 6th D-A-CH+ Conference on Energy Informatics will be held in Lugano, Switzerland, on October 5-6 2017.

The objective of the D-A-CH+ conference series on Energy Informatics is to promote the research, development, and implementation of information and communication technologies in the energy domain and to foster the exchange between academia, industry, and service providers in the German-Austrian-Swiss region and its neighboring countries (D-A-CH+).

The Energy Informatics conference series is a joint initiative of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (http://www.smartgrids-dach.eu) and is also supported by the Swiss Informatics Society.

Both full and research-in-progress articles are solicited, the submission deadline is May 8, please find the official call for papers here or below.

“Conscientious Showerers Take Shorter Showers” – recent article available on Swiss Federal Office of Energy-Homepage (Feb. 2017)

February 07th, 2017

Conscientious Showerers Take Shorter Showers

People who track the amount of water and energy consumed during showers, thanks to a ‘live’ display on the shower head, shower sparingly. This is the main thrust of an empirical study by Dr. Verena Tiefenbeck at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. The study has implications beyond the actual subject matter: it supports the assumption that real-time feedback can make a significant contribution to more economical energy use.

 

The whole article is available on: www.bfe.admin.ch/CT/divers

Management Science Article on ewz-Amphiro-study is now available: “Overcoming Salience Bias: How Real-Time Feedback Fosters Resource Conservation” (Nov. 2016)

November 29th, 2016

Link to the journal publication:

Overcoming Salience Bias: How Real-Time Feedback Fosters Resource Conservation ()

Link to the PDF version:

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The Canadian program “Tools of Change” has designated our study with ewz as “Landmark (best practice) case study” (Nov. 2016)

November 24th, 2016

ETH Zurich’s Shower Feedback Pilot Receives International Distinction

ETH Zurich’s Shower Feedback Pilot has just received an international distinction – designation as a “Landmark” (best practice) case study through Tools of Change’s peer review process. The peer review panel found that the approach used in the pilot was a highly replicable and innovative one that yields impressive results (a 22% savings in water and energy use compared to a control group).

This year’s panelists included a member from an on-the-ground program as well as from some of North America’s most proactive consulting, NGO, and government organizations supporting energy conservation professionals. They include Arien Korteland from BC Hydro, Doug McKenzie-Mohr of McKenzie-Mohr Associates, Brian Smith from the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Marsha Walton from the New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority and Dan York of ACEEE.

Link to the announcement:


More information about the landmark case studies

“Polar bears live longer in the Doldenhorn hotel” – two recent articles on our hotel study with Swiss Mobiliar and Amphiro AG (Nov. 2016)

November 24th, 2016

Links to the articles:

http://www.jungfrauzeitung.ch/artikel/149031/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wie-die-smarte-duschanzeige-im-hotel-den-senkt-susanne-häcki

Article on energy consulting using smart algorithms published in “success stories” of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (Sep. 2016)

November 09th, 2016

Electricity consumers receiving personalized consulting services can significantly reduce their consumption. However, the identification of consumers with high demand and potentially large reduction potential is a challenging task.

Our team at ETH Zurich and the University of Bamberg designed an algorithm, which allows to identify consumers with high demand by processing their smart meter data. The algorithm provides consumers with personalized energy-saving tips and helps them to reduce their consumption.

More details of this research project can be found in the publication of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE).

Link to the publication:

More info on the SFOE publication (German)

More info on the SFOE publication (French)

Liliane Ableitner is awarded the first place of the ITCO ABSOLVENTENPREIS 2016 for her master thesis on “Key Determinants of Technology Acceptance” (Jun. 2016)

June 20th, 2016

More info on the prize:

http://www.it-cluster-oberfranken.de/absolventenpreis/

Welcome to Liliane Ableitner who joined the B2E lab as a PhD student (Jan. 2016)!

January 15th, 2016

Our Team

Verena Tiefenbeck is awarded the ETH medal for her dissertation on Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Residential Energy and Water Consumption. Impact, Mechanisms, and Side Effects. (Nov. 2015)

January 15th, 2016

More information on the ETH medal and the 2015 laureates.

Interview in Mobirama (Mobiliar customer magazine) with Gundula Heinatz-Bürki and Verena Tiefenbeck (Oct. 2015)

October 30th, 2015

Click here to read article

Swiss Mobiliar invests in the Bits to Energy Lab spin-off company Amphiro AG (Oct. 2015)

October 30th, 2015

Click here to read Article

Congratulations to our team member Christian Beckel to his Ph.D. defense on “Scalable and Personalized Energy Efficiency Services with Smart Meter Data” (Nov. 2015)

October 30th, 2015

Congratulations to our team member Christian Beckel to his Ph.D. defense on “Scalable and Personalized Energy Efficiency Services with Smart Meter Data” (Nov. 2015)

Portrait on researcher Verena Tiefenbeck published in the Young Swiss magazine (Sept. 2015)

September 30th, 2015

Click here to read the article- Verena’s portrait can be found on Page 35-37

Our working paper on the ewz-Amphiro study has been selected as one of the four papers presented at the “Behavioral Interventions and Environmental Sustainability” session at the AEA ASSA 2016 conference (San Francisco, Jan. 2016).

September 30th, 2015

 

We congratulate our team member Vojkan Tasic to the defense of his doctoral thesis (2.3.2015)

June 09th, 2015

We congratulate our team member Vojkan Tasic to the defense of his doctoral thesis (2.3.2015).

Article on the long-term persistence of savings effects is nominated for best work in progress paper at ECIS 2015 (27.5.2015)

June 09th, 2015

Article on the long-term persistence of savings effects is nominated for best work in progress paper at ECIS 2015 (27.5.2015).

 

Upcoming B2E presentations at the 38th Annual NBER Summer Institute (Boston, July 2015) and at BECC 2015 (Sacramento, Oct. 2015)

June 09th, 2015

Upcoming B2E presentations at the 38th Annual NBER Summer Institute (Boston, July 2015) and at BECC 2015 (Sacramento, Oct. 2015).

 

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