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Working group: Energy consumption at home


Mobility, food and energy consuming activities in and around the house cause over 70% of the environmental impacts from consumption. Heating, cooling, washing and warm tap water are the most important contributors within energy consumption. The energy consumption group will analyse how changes can be realised so that consumers on average will start to reduce their need for energy, or start to make use of more sustainable energy systems. Analysis of cases of sustainable energy systems and behaviour, and drivers an barriers to their use will play an important role in this. The working group consists of a variety of experts in the field of energy, consumer research, sustainable design, business development and system innovation. In the planned workshops and conferences this group will:
  1. Discuss concepts for sustainable consumption;

  2. Identify cases of sustainable energy use;

  3. Discuss drivers and barriers for implementation;

  4. Re-design cases and identify policy approaches that supports multiplication of case applications.