Energy efficiency interventions in housing: learning from the inhabitants


Crosbie, Tracey and Baker, Keith (2010) Energy efficiency interventions in housing: learning from the inhabitants. Building Research and Information, 38, (1), 70-79. (doi:10.1080/09613210903279326).

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Technological solutions to domestic energy reduction are insufficient without the cooperation of inhabitants. It does not matter how much energy hypothetically could be saved by efficient technologies if no one wants to live in the properties, install or use efficient lighting and heating. Therefore, to improve the uptake and effectiveness of household energy efficiency interventions, it is necessary to understand ‘why people react to particular energy-efficiency interventions in the ways they do?’ An analysis is presented of in-depth interviews with 50 inhabitants who participated in one of four domestic energy-efficiency interventions. The findings indicate that issues such as aesthetic tastes and effects on lifestyle are central to why people reject economically viable, simple and well-understood domestic energy-efficiency interventions.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0961-3218 (print)
1466-4321 (electronic)
Keywords: cfl bulbs, energy demand, energy efficiency, housing, inhabitants, lighting, user acceptance, user behaviour
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 155487
Date Deposited: 28 May 2010 08:41
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/155487

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