Are you sitting uncomfortably? : A tale of comfort, energy and productivity

Tyler, A. and New, K. and Friday, A. (2019) Are you sitting uncomfortably? : A tale of comfort, energy and productivity. In: UbiComp/ISWC 2019- - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers :. ACM, New York, pp. 1090-1092. ISBN 9781450368698

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Maintaining a consistent indoor temperature causes one of the largest energy demands in UK. UK buildings are famously poorly insulated and expensive to heat and cool. This is set to become ever more challenging in a warming and rapidly changing climate. What if we allowed ourselves to be more uncomfortable and took more charge of our thermal comfort? Wouldn’t we then be healthier, more thermally delighted, more productive? Would we not also save energy and related carbon emissions? We offer this provocation, and set the challenge to identify how this should change the role of future ubiquitous environments.

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Export Date: 17 October 2019
?? energy savingethicsnon-domestic heatingsustainabilitythermal comfortenergy conservationsustainable developmentwearable computerscarbon emissionschanging climatedomestic heatingenergy demandsindoor temperaturesave energyubiquitous environmentsubiquitous co ??
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