To broaden understanding of these obstacles (and opportunities), we in the ClueE (Collaborative Learning for Urban Energy Efficiency) project want to integrate five critical perspectives concerning energy efficiency in order to produce new knowledge of procedures, consideration, and experiences that make it possible for municipalities to go from ambitious energy efficiency goals to practical reality.
USER BEHAVIOUR — How do households view the opportunity for reduced energy use and how do they make their decisions?
FINANCES — Who benefits from energy efficiency in municipal residential areas, and who doesn´t?
LEGAL — How can the rules around public procurement promote energy efficiency and reduce municipal costs?
POLITICS — How does the decision-making process function during planning and implementation of energy-efficient new and rebuilt houses?
TECHNOLOGY — How can we make sure that the best possible techniques are put into practice, and how can they be used in new ways?
Case studies in Alingsås and Kungälv
The project is based on case studies in the municipalities of Kungälv and Alingsås. Joint planning and implementation of case studies by researchers from the various subject areas of the project helps us to constantly learn from each other and develop new knowledge together. Research groups collaborate on the case studies with municipal politicians and officials, for example planners and purchasers, construction companies, municipal energy and housing corporations, and tenants.
Mistra Urban Futures Annual Report 2012 (pdf, 4 MB)
Mistra Urban Futures Annual Report 2011 (pdf, 4.6 MB)
Mistra Urban Futures Annual Report 2010 (pdf, 15 MB)
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