Energy choices in households - a platform for change
The project is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency during the period 20070101-20110630.
The purpose of this project is to develop an understanding for energy use in households and analyze what effect different means of control used by households and the building sector have on energy choices made by households. Household energy use will be analyzed in relation to possibilities and restrictions available to them, with focus on different means of control (information and energy consultancy in particular), households understanding of the energy system and the contacts and information channels they develop; and building and estate companies understanding and interpretation of means of control and environmental goals. We will also focus on the information concerning sustainable energy systems communicated between these companies and the households.
Publications in the project (in English)
Palm, J (2011), Energy Efficiency in Households. Policy, Implementation and Appropriation of Technology, New York: Nova Science Publisher.
Palm, J (2011) “Regional climate and energy strategies: actors, responsibilities, and roles”. World Renewable Energy Congress 2011 – Sweden, Linköping 8-13 maj 2011.
Ellegård, K och Palm, J (2011), “Visualizing energy consumption activities as a tool for making everyday life more sustainable”, Applied Energy, vol 88, no 5, sid 1920-1926.
Palm, J och Ellegård, K (2011), “Visualizing energy consumption activities as a tool for developing effective policy”, International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol 35, nr 2, sid 171-179.
Palm, J (2010), "The public-private divide in houshold behvior. How far into the home can energy guidance reach?", Energy Policy, vol 38, pp 2858-2864.
Palm, J (2010), “Local opportunities in energy guidance to improve energy efficiency in households”, In K. Karlsson & K. Ellegård (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sustaining Every Daly Life Conference, Norrköping, May 22-24, 2009. In Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, Issue 38, www.ep.liu.se/ecp/038/
Palm, J (2009), “Public interest in the private sphere:how far into the home can local policy making reach?”, i eceee 2009 Summer Study. Act! Innovate! Deliver!Reducing energy demand sustainably. Conference proceedings, ISBN 978-91-633-4454-1, sid 287-297.
Palm, J (2009), “Placing barriers to industrial energy efficiency in a social context: a discussion of lifestyle categorisation”, Energy Efficiency, vol 2, nr 3, sid 263-270.
Gyberg, P och Palm J (2009) “Influencing households’ energy behaviour – how is this done and on what premises?”, Energy Policy, vol 37, nr 7, sid 2807-2813.
Bladh, Mats (2009), ”Energy savings potentials and social change in the use of residential electricity”, paper for Energitinget 11-12 mars 2009.
Bladh, M (2009), "Energy saving potential and social change in the use of residential electricity", Proceedings from the Scientific Conference on Energy and IT at Alvsjö fair, Stockholm, March 11-12, 2009, in connection with "Energitinget 2009", published by Linköping University and Mälardalens Högskola. ISBN 978-91-977493-4-3.
Bladh, M (2009), "Energy saving potential in the use of residential lighting", paper for the 5th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL'09), June 16-18, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. CD (Papers and Presentations, Dena).
Wihlborg, E och Palm, J (2008), “Who is governing what? Governing local technical systems ¬ an issue of accountability”, Local Government Studies, vol 34, nr 3, s 349-362.
Glad, W (2008), “A low energy house concept transformed in the phase of innovation diffusion”, paper, Clients Driving Innovation: Benefiting from Innovation (12-14 March 2008), Third International Conference of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation, Surfers paradise, Australien. Se konferensproceeding: http://2008conference.crcci.info
Glad, W. (2008), Social Sustainability in the Implementation Process of Low Energy Houses. In Brown, K.; Hampson, K. D.; Brandon, P. S. & Pillay, J. V. (eds), /Clients Driving Construction Innovation: Benefiting from innovation/, Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation for Icon. Net Pty Ltd., Brisbane, pp. 220-225. ISBN 978-1-74107-
Glad, W. (2008), Translating Sustainable Buildings -The use of networks to implement passive houses in Sweden. In /Connected, Viable, Liveable: Proceedings of the 2008 World Sustainable Buildings Conference in Melbourne/, SB08 Melbourne National Conference Board, Melbourne.
Glad, W och Palm, J (2008), ”Establishment and implementation of new sustainable technology in networks – an analyse of the development of passive house in Sweden”, In Frostell, B, Danielsson, Å, Hagberg, L, Linnér, B-O och Jensen, Lisber (red), Science for Sustainable Development. The Social Challenge with Emphasis on the Conditions for Change, Procceding of the 2nd VHU Conference on Science for Sustainable Development, Sweden 6-7 september 2007. Uppsala: VHU, sid 159-166.
Gyberg, P och Palm, J (2008), ”Energy choices in households – consumption for sustainability, In Frostell, B, Danielsson, Å, Hagberg, L, Linnér, B-O och Jensen, Lisber (red), Science for Sustainable Development. The Social Challenge with Emphasis on the Conditions for Change, Procceding of the 2nd VHU Conference on Science for Sustainable Development, Sweden 6-7 september 2007. Uppsala: VHU, sid 141-148.
Löfström, E & Palm, J (2008), “Visualizing household energy use in the interest of developing sustainable energy systems”, Housing Studies Vol. 23, No. 6, sid 935–940.
Ass. Prof. Mats Bladh
Ph.d. Wiktoria Glad, Dept. of Technology and Social Change
Ph.d. Patrik Rohdin, Devision of Energy Systems
Doctoral student Josefin Thoresson, Dept. of Technology and Social Change
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