RCN-SEES: Predictive Modeling Network for Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (SHBE) Workshop 5, Theme III: Social/Policy Implications

Location and Date

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
May 19-20, 2016


This NSF-funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) in Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) held its fifth workshop on one of its five themes: Social/Policy Modeling. Participants presented research and engaged in discussions relating to, but not limited to:

  • The role of human decision making and mechanism design in improving policies.
  • How public policies, practices and social forces influence energy efficiency and sustainability of human-building ecosystems
  • Links between policies, technology, design, and building performance
  • Data and models to understand adoptions and diffusion and implementation of policy social and technical innovations across scale
  • Models of social policy and regulatory barriers to energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Insights from government and practice for energy efficiency and sustainability

About Theme III: Social Policy/Impact Modeling

The theme focuses on understanding diffusion of design, technology, and behavioral innovations related to building ecosystems and policy impacts on the evolution of human-building ecosystems and the impacts of social forces policy and program implementation on building energy performance at multiple scales.



Panel A: New Data and Tools

Panel B: Modeling Individual Behavior in Response to Policy

Panel D: University, City and County Government Programs

Panel E: Social Factors and City Variation in Green Building Policies

Panel F: Laboratory, Field, and Survey Experiments to Investigate Conservation Behavior


Panel A

Panel B

Panel D

Panel E

Panel F