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Bollo, C S and Cole, R J (2019) Decoupling climate-policy objectives and mechanisms to reduce fragmentation. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 219–33.

Bradley, P E (2019) Methodology for the sequence analysis of building stocks. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 141–55.

Ellsworth-Krebs, K, Reid, L and Hunter, C J (2019) Integrated framework of home comfort: relaxation, companionship and control. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 202–18.

Evans, S, Liddiard, R and Steadman, P (2019) Modelling a whole building stock: domestic, non-domestic and mixed use. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 156–72.

Haddad, S, Osmond, P and King, S (2019) Application of adaptive thermal comfort methods for Iranian schoolchildren. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 173–89.

Pelsmakers, S, Croxford, B and Elwell, C (2019) Suspended timber ground floors: measured heat loss compared with models. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 127–40.

Roberts, C, Bobrova, Y and Marjanovic-Halburd, L (2019) Impacts of energy legislation on organizational motivation: a case study. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 234–44.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: buildings; energy efficiency; energy legislation; energy performance; facility management; middle-out; organizational change; public policy;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2017.1286567
  • Abstract:
    In an attempt to reduce operational energy use in non-domestic buildings and mitigate climate change, the UK government has introduced Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) legislation to motivate large organizations to implement energy-efficiency (EE) measures. However, evidence suggests that an organization’s behaviour with regard to EE measures does not follow rational cost minimization, demonstrating potential ESOS weakness. A case study is presented that assesses whether ESOS can lead to EE measures deployment despite different overarching agendas. A generic qualitative approach is used to assess the change within the organization; auto-ethnomethodology was used to assess the change within its facility management (FM). The results demonstrate that the energy audit delivered through an agenda of cost minimization was weak in creating organizational behaviour change. However, the ESOS audit along with the research process led to a mindset change of the FM, resetting an overarching agenda from cost minimization to co-evolution between a building and its occupants, further empowering the FM to facilitate behavioural change within the whole organization. These findings suggest that the success of EE policies can increase if policies shift from understanding end-users as passive to proactive and capable of shaping better outcomes for themselves and their organizations.

Traylor, C, Zhao, W and Tao, Y X (2019) Utilizing modulating-temperature setpoints to save energy and maintain alliesthesia-based comfort. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 190–201.