The OrbEEt project shifts away from focusing on technology,
finance or individual behaviour within a workplace and aims at introducing an
integrated behavioural change approach that exploits novel and extended approaches in Operational Rating, along with Workplace Dynamics and Social Collaboration/Rewards (within a highly engaging and sustainable gamification approach) to achieve increased and persistent energy efficiency in public buildings.

OrbEEt’s three main objectives are

Leverage existing standards and methods of Building Operational Rating (OR) to deliver a mechanism for real-time extraction and calculation of detailed, fine-grained, dynamic parameters and subsequently provide continuous feedback on the present value estimation of the Building Operational Rating. More specifically, the OrbEEt framework will continuously capture and analyse real time building information from low-cost, off-the-shelf non-intrusive sensors and convert this into meaningful real-time energy rating information (real-time Display Energy Certificates).

Align the building energy data with organization operational activities and thus allow for a more systemic and holistic view over the organizational energy performance. Buildings will be treated as hosts of occupants and activities rather than passive structures. Consequently, operational ratings will be calculated at the level of business processes and organizational units establishing direct accountability of the latter to the overall organization energy performance. This will be achieved through enhanced Display Energy Certificates, which is the core outcome along with the framework that generates them (Systemic Enterprise Operational Rating framework). eDECs depict high granularity and real-time information about the energy performance at various operational spatio-temporal levels.

Trigger the behavioural change in the scope and context of organizational dynamics and business activities, treating occupants not only as individuals but also as members of an organizational ecosystem. The establishment and availability of enhanced DECs will facilitate the design and implementation of comprehensive behavioural change strategies that touch upon both intrinsic and extrinsic human motivators.