Center for Integrated Design

December 1, 2016

Building User Audit: Capturing Behavior, Energy, and Culture (2016)

This paper describes the Building User Audit Procedure (BUAP), an analysis tool developed by the University of Washington to understand how people impact energy use patterns in campus buildings. Tools like the BUAP are important because they can better capture cultural and behavioral factors that influence pro-environmental behavior such as users’ values, beliefs and attitudes; awareness of issues; personal and social norms; perceived control over environmental outcomes, and behavioral intentions leading to conservation behaviors.

Burpee H, Kriegh J, Borhani A, Dossick C, Neff G. (2016) Building User Audit: Capturing Behavior, Energy, and Culture. 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA.

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