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Energy and Behaviour Towards a Low Carbon Future

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : Lopes Marta, Henggeler Antunes Carlos, Janda Kathryn B.

Couverture de l’ouvrage Energy and Behaviour

Energy and Behavior: Towards a Low Carbon Future offers a succinct introduction to the major disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to this field, a critical examination of evolving quantitative methods to address this socio-technical challenge, and new areas where additional evidence is needed for interventions and policymaking. The book provides a primer for new entrants in the energy-efficiency and behavior field, particularly those taking a quantitative approach to the topic. Concurrently, it recognizes ecological economist Herman Daly?s insight regarding what really counts is often not countable. By acknowledging and exploring this ongoing tension in the field, the book provides a critical resource.

  • Features disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Includes a cross-sectoral overview
  • Provides a selection of modeling approaches
  • Examines the importance of interventions, policies and regulatory design


1. Psychology and energy conservation: Key contributions from theory and practice

2. Behavioural economics for energy and climate change policies and the transition to a sustainable energy use: A Scandinavian perspective

3. A critical review of energy behaviour change: The influence of context

4. About and beyond energy behaviour: What social scientists want you to know


5. The challenge of energy efficiency in the building sector: Taking an in-depth look at decision-making on investments in energy-efficient refurbishments

6. Resource-efficient non-domestic buildings: Intertwining behaviours and technology

7. Reframing energy efficiency in industry: A discussion of definitions, rationales and management practices

8. What do we know about the role of human dimensions on sustainable energy for transport?

9. The impact of the institutional context on the potential contribution of new business models to democratizing the energy system

10. Energy, activity and knowledge in the city: Addressing some challenges posed by smart city concepts

11. Urban low-carbon futures: A real lab experiment in Berlin


12. Energy and enjoyment: The value of household electricity consumption

13. Developing quantitative insights on building occupant behaviour: Supporting modelling tools and datasets

14. Agent-based modelling of the social dynamics of energy end-use

15. Preference elicitation approaches for energy decisions


16. Behaviour in US energy programs

17. Overview of the European Union policies to promote more sustainable behaviours in energy end-use


Marta Lopes, PhD is an assistant professor with the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra - Agriculture College (ESAC) and a researcher with the Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at Coimbra (INESC Coimbra), Portugal. Her research interests are focused on the human role in sustainable energy systems, particularly by integrating engineering and social sciences into multidisciplinary approaches.
Carlos Henggeler Antunes, PhD is a professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers - University of Coimbra and he is currently the Director of the R&D Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at Coimbra (INESC Coimbra), Portugal. His main research areas are energy systems and policies, demand response, multi-objective optimization, and multi-criteria decision analysis.
Kathryn Janda, PhD is a Principal Research Fellow in Organisations and Non-Domestic Buildings in the Energy Institute at University College London, United Kingdom. She studies the role of organisations as both adopters and providers of sustainable innovations, including: energy standards for non-domestic buildings; the role of building professionals in driving 'middle-out' change; and implications of ownership and tenancy in the commercial real estate industry (including green leasing).

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