Webinar: How to design, implement and evaluate behaviour change interventions in a sector that is often overlooked but has huge energy efficiency potentials: hospitals

Start/Stop Date:
21 Dec 2017
DSM University in collaboration with Leonardo Energy
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency, behavior change
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The Carolina Healthcare System (CHS) in the Carolinas is among the leading, and largest healthcare organisations in the U.S., employing 62,000 people in 940 care locations. The system has 7,500 beds and over 12 million patient encounters every year. In its commitment to energy management, efficiency and conservation, the organisation is pursuing strategies to decrease its energy use. One such strategy is implementing programmes that encourage building facilities staff to change their behaviour. The first phase in the CHS behaviour change program, Energy Connect, is an intervention that encourages operators to detect and act on energy inefficiencies within the buildings they are responsible for. Building operators account for a small percentage of people in each building, but have a disproportionally high impact on energy use. Therefore, if they were to change their behaviours, they could dramatically reduce overall energy use. IEA DSM Task 24 and ACEEE’s Behavior and Human Dimensions of Energy Efficiency program helped the Sustainability Director of CHS to co-create a highly collaborative behaviour change field trial.

Download Task 24 report: Designing a Behaviour Change Programme for Hospital Facilities Staff – Real-life case studies here


Sea Rotmann Reuven Sussman Kady Cowan

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