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Bracke, W, Delghust, M, Laverge, J and Janssens, A (2019) Building energy performance: sphere area as a fair normalization concept. Building Research & Information, 47(05), 549–66.

Camacho-Montano, S C, Wagner, A, Erhorn-Kluttig, H, Mumovic, D and Summerfield, A (2019) Clearing the air on EU guidance projects for school buildings. Building Research & Information, 47(05), 624–34.

Gunay, H B, Shen, W and Yang, C (2019) Text-mining building maintenance work orders for component fault frequency. Building Research & Information, 47(05), 518–33.

McElroy, D J and Rosenow, J (2019) Policy implications for the performance gap of low-carbon building technologies. Building Research & Information, 47(05), 611–23.

Ozkan, A, Kesik, T, Yilmaz, A Z and O’Brien, W (2019) Development and visualization of time-based building energy performance metrics. Building Research & Information, 47(05), 493–517.

Prieto, A J, Vásquez, V, Silva, A, Horn, A, Alejandre, F J and Macías-Bernal, J M (2019) Protection value and functional service life of heritage timber buildings. Building Research & Information, 47(05), 567–84.

Smale, R, Spaargaren, G and van Vliet, B (2019) Householders co-managing energy systems: space for collaboration?. Building Research & Information, 47(05), 585–97.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: domestic energy; energy behaviours; energy management; smart grids; smart homes; technological change; trust;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2019.1540548
  • Abstract:
    The potential role of households as ‘co-managers’ of energy in smart grids is widely discussed in the social science literature. Much remains uncertain about the social relations and practices emerging around novel smart grid technologies and their contribution to sustainability. Drawing on 14 ‘show-and-tell’ home tours with householders in a smart grid trial, an analysis is presented of how home energy management (HEM) is performed in everyday life. The focus is on three technologies: monitoring technologies, smart heat pumps and home batteries. How and why householders do (not) engage with energy management during the pilot project is described. When householders participate in HEM practices, they gain energy management understandings and an awareness of smart grid objectives. Since HEM practices are shared between householders and actors from the energy provision system, they display particular ways of distributing responsibilities, power and agency over technologies, experts and householders. The time and space granted to these three smart grid technologies are shown to depend on the trust relationships between householders and the more or less absent providers of technologies and services. These insights emphasize the need to develop smart grid solutions reflexively with respect to the different spaces and practices in households in which they operate.

Stender, M and Walter, A (2019) The role of social sustainability in building assessment. Building Research & Information, 47(05), 598–610.

Weijs-Perrée, M, van de Koevering, J, Appel-Meulenbroek, R and Arentze, T (2019) Analysing user preferences for co-working space characteristics. Building Research & Information, 47(05), 534–48.