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Decisions with Impact on Energy Reduction Opportunities: Swedish manufacturers and buyers of new single-family houses
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
2009 (English)In: the Americal Anthropological Association 108th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, 2009Conference paper, (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses some of the complexities of human decision-making. It aims, in particular, at relating the nature of decision-making to the illusory dichotomies of change and stability, individual actions and cultural sharing. Serving as an illustration to the discussion of the article is ongoing fieldwork in contexts of buying, selling and constructing pre-fabricated detached houses in the central Sweden, and the very specific question of how decisions to install one kind of heating-system rather than another come about. A common reductionism is to narrow down the understanding of decisions about heating systems and energy consumption to conscious choices made by individual householders. I have asked myself whether, on the contrary, anyone actually makes such decisions at all. Perhaps some of these decisions are merely outcomes of interaction between different individuals with their respective responsibilities and focuses of interest.

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Philadelphia, USA, 2009.
Keyword [en]
Beslut, förändring, kultur, energi, småhus, värmesystem
Research subject
Energi, skog och byggd miljö, Två steg fram, ett steg tillbaka - Strukturella hinder för boende att minska koldioxidutsläpp och energianvändning för uppvärmning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-4849OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:4849DiVA: diva2:522144
Conference
the Americal Anthropological Association 108th Annual Meeting , Philadelphia, USA, 2 - 6 december, 2009
Available from: 2010-06-21 Created: 2010-06-21 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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