Big data and information policies for behavior change

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Research talk by Omar Asensio, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Mobile apps and smart metering technologies can provide a wealth of data and information to guide real-time decisions about consumption or investment. However, we often have limited understanding of how information provided with these technologies can be framed to meet social or policy objectives. In this talk, I will discuss experimental evidence on the effectiveness of information to drive energy conservation behavior in residential and commercial buildings. Emphasis will be placed on the framing of incentives, smart metering and approaches to accelerate the adoption of innovations through changes in behavior.