Cantin R, Michel P, Guarracino G
Bibliographic info:
EPIC '98, Volume 2, pp 451-456

The greater availability of information and telecommunication technologies and the trend towards flexible working practices allow the home and the workplace to coexist. Many studies mainly emphasize economic and social consequences of teleworking. However, there is no assessment of energy and indoor climate impact of teleworking at home. Furthermore a professional activity is usually not envisaged at home, and home is not built according to the same building design process as offices. Consequently, teleworking at home raises new questions about the evolution of dwellings. Thus, the purpose of this article is to show how teleworking can be one factor of change for the futur building. It presents how a systemic approach provides indications of different changes on energy performance and comfort at home.