Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Neighborhood Energy Use – Let the Shaming Begin!

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In the near future, resource data will be available as point sources, like rooms in houses, houses, etc. What’s the goal here? If it’s to lower resource use, how best to do this? I think there are at least two options. 

One is what I call resource olympics (REO) in which incentives are designed to promote social welfare. Imagine a neighborhood energy olympics in which neighborhoods compete with one another. This supports helping others do better because if I win, you win (we’re neightors, right).

The second is what I call resource battle royale (REBR). This scenario is depicted in the video below, in which a “shaming” is depicted at 0.57, because all usage is known to all neighbors as red (bad) or green (good) tags in a virtual neighborhood.

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Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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