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Almås, A-J and Hygen, H O (2012) Impacts of sea level rise towards 2100 on buildings in Norway. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 245-59.

Brahmi, B F, Sassi Boudemagh, S, Kitouni, I and Kamari, A (2022) IPD and BIM-focussed methodology in renovation of heritage buildings. Construction Management and Economics, 40(03), 186–206.

Chang, Y, Wilkinson, S, Seville, E and Potangaroa, R (2012) Changes in resource need for post-disaster reconstruction: a longitudinal study in China. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 327-36.

Ford, B, Wilson, R, Gillott, M, Ibraheem, O, Salmeron, J and Sanchez, F J (2012) Passive downdraught evaporative cooling: performance in a prototype house. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 290-304.

Glad, W (2012) Housing renovation and energy systems: the need for social learning. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 274-89.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: energy demand; housing; inhabitant behaviour; low-carbon society; post-occupancy evaluation; smart metering; social learning; socio-technical systems
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2012.690955
  • Abstract:
    Installing new energy systems in housing is claimed to be a way to meet national and international goals for reduced greenhouse gas emissions. A socio-technical approach, based on social learning theory, is used to examine the energy systems of a large Swedish housing project ten years after its renovation. A significant retrofitting measure was the introduction of metering. Important lessons are identified regarding the relationships between tenants, professionals and technical systems. The inappropriate assumptions underpinning the renovation about inhabitants' capabilities and demographics meant that the dwellings were not optimally refurbished to meet user requirements, particularly with regard to the choice of technologies and inhabitants' interface with them. Many of the installations are hidden from tenants and difficult for inhabitants to discover, explore and use. Occupants did not use the technologies (smart meters, thermostats, etc.) as intended, which lowered performance and also increased occupants' dissatisfaction. This was also evident in the high levels of support needed by the inhabitants. Social learning processes are vital for the success of demand reduction strategies. Any demand reduction approach must consider people by investing in the social processes and the required learning for interfacing with technology, not merely the "smart" technology itself. syst

Gruneberg, S and Fraser, B (2012) Construction purchasing power parities: potential roles and limitations. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 348-56.

Healy, D P (2012) Influence of the carbon intensity of electricity on carbon savings from CHP. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 317-26.

Hu, M, Nippala, E, Kallioharju, K and Pelsmakers, S (2022) Monte Carlo simulation approach to understand the cost variance for energy retrofit projects: comparative study of Finland and the United States. Construction Management and Economics, 40(03), 207–22.

Jewell, C and Flanagan, R (2012) Measuring construction professional services exports: a case for change. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 337-47.

Jowkar, M, Temeljotov-Salaj, A, Lindkvist, C M and Støre-Valen, M (2022) Sustainable building renovation in residential buildings: barriers and potential motivations in Norwegian culture. Construction Management and Economics, 40(03), 161–72.

Le, A T H, Domingo, N, Rasheed, E and Park, K (2022) Strategic collaboration in managing existing buildings in New Zealand's state schools: school managers' perspectives. Construction Management and Economics, 40(03), 173–85.

Parkinson, A T, Friedman, K S, Hacking, T, Cooke, A J and Guthrie, P M (2012) Exploring scenarios for the future of energy management in UK property. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 373-88.

Rajala, P, Ylä-Kujala, A, Sinkkonen, T and Kärri, T (2022) Profitability in construction: how does building renovation business fare compared to new building business. Construction Management and Economics, 40(03), 223–37.

Raslan, R and Davies, M (2012) Legislating building energy performance: putting EU policy into practice. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 305-16.

Sunikka-Blank, M and Galvin, R (2012) Introducing the prebound effect: the gap between performance and actual energy consumption. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 260-73.