VERENA TIEFENBECK EXPANDS B2E TO FAU NUREMBERG
POLICY BRIEF BY B2E IN NATURE ENERGY
ORAS GROUP PURCHASES
B2E SPINOFF COMPANY AMPHIRO AG
The Bits to Energy Lab (B2E) is a research lab with the aim to leverage technology to foster sustainability. Our focus is on energy applications for which we develop machine learning techniques that uncover information and explore behavioral interventions that lead to the desired motivation and interaction with the users. Ultimately, our mission is help our partner institutions and companies to excel in their fields, to advance theory in the academic community, and provide insights that fuel a sustainable development. The lab is a research initiative of:
Nature.com has featured the article "Real-time feedback promotes energy conservation in the absence of volunteer selection bias and monetary incentives" by B2E researchers as Research Highlight. The article has appeared in Nature Energy and was covered by various media (including SPIEGEL ONLINE, heise.online, Scientific American, Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio, 20 minuten, metro, Nature Asia, and GEO) in at least 25 countries.
In a field experiment with six Swiss hotels, researchers from the Bits to Energy Lab showed that real-time feedback makes hotel guests slash their energy and water use in the shower. The results show that the approach works with a broad public – and even in settings where people have no financial motives for resource conservation. A free read-only version of the article is available here.
PHD DEFENSE OF ANSELMA WÖRNER
Anselma Wörner successfully defended her PhD thesis "Fostering Sustainability Using Information Technology: Real-time Feedback, Incentives, and Smart Markets" at ETH Zurich on August 25th, 2020.
KATHRIN SCHMITT AND PRAKHAR MEHTA JOIN B2E
We are happy to welcome two new members to our team at FAU: Kathrin Schmitt and Prakhar Mehta! Kathrin studied Economics at the University of Mannheim. Prakhar holds a degree in Energy Science and Technology from ETH Zurich. Looking forward to working with you!
VERENA TIEFENBECK APPOINTED PROFESSOR AT FAU
Verena Tiefenbeck (current lab leader of B2E Zurich) has been appointed professor at Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg (FAU) on July 4th, 2019. She is opening a new site of the B2E lab there.
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