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Panel 8. Dynamics of consumption

Panel leaders: Françoise Bartiaux & Kirsten Gram-Hanssen

Swedish homeowners’ perceptions of innovative heating systems – results of three surveys
Krushna Mahapatra, Leif Gustavsson, and Gireesh Nair, Dept. of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Carbon footprints of low income households; does addressing fuel poverty conflict with carbon saving?
Jacky Pett, Pett Projects, UK

How one city cut its electricity use over 30 % in six weeks
Alan Meier, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

The crucial role of habits in energy consumption: an evolutionary approach on changing current patterns
Kevin Maréchal, Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment (CESSE), Université Libre de Bruxelles – Université d’Europe, Belgium

Adopting small-scale production of electricity
Maria Tengvard and Jenny Palm, Linköping University, Department of Technology and Social Change, Sweden

Visualizing patterns of energy use in households – the activity approach
Kristina Karlsson and Kajsa Ellegård, Department of Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden

Overcoming barriers to energy efficiency in cooking: a Swiss survey among key players in politics, business, and NGOs
Sonja Lüthi, Institute for Economy and Environment, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Eivind Stø, National Institute for Consumer Research, Norway

The Danish Energy Saving Label – Consumer friendly energy labelling for energy efficient products
Sanne Rasmussen, Project Manager, The Danish Electricity Saving Trust, Denmark
Mathilde Kirkeby, Consultant, Vores Bureau, Denmark

Smart metering and in-home energy feedback; enabling a low carbon life style
Henk van Elburg, SenterNovem, The Netherlands

Smart domestic appliances in sustainable energy systems – consumer acceptance and restrictions
Wilma Mert and Wibke Tritthart, IFZ – Inter-university, Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture, Austria
Melanie Watts, Joule Centre, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Standardisation of practices and representations of users in the ecodesign Directive
Nicolas Prignot and Grégoire Wallenborn, Centre for Studies on Sustainable Development - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Households’ use of information and communication technologies – a future challenge for energy savings?
Jesper Ole Jensen, Toke Haunstrup Christensen, and Kirsten Gram-Hanssen, Danish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University, Denmark
Inge Røpke, Department of Management Engineering, Denmark

EcoFamilies: evaluating and promoting energy savings
Francisco Ferreira , Ana Rita Antunes, Filipa Alves, and Sara Ramos, Quercus – Associação Nacional de Conservação da Natureza, Portugal

Conditions of behavioural changes towards efficient energy use – a comparative study between Sweden and the United Kingdom
Jurek Pyrko, Energy Sciences, Lund University, Sweden
Sarah Darby, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, United Kingdom

The effect of work hours on energy use. A micro-analysis of time and income effects
Jonas Nässén and John Holmberg, Physical Resource Theory, Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jörgen Larsson, Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Making the home consume less – putting energy efficiency on the refurbishment agenda
Dr. Immanuel Stieß, Institute for Social-Ecological Research ISOE GmbH, Germany
Prof. Dr. Stefan Zundel, Lausitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dipl.-Ing. Jutta Deffner, Institute for Social-Ecological Research ISOE GmbH, Germany

Energy awareness services – scientific background and European best practices
Andreas Huber, European Institute for Energy Research, Germany
Dr. Michael Scharp, Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment, Germany
Ana Martin, Inasmet-Tecnalia, Spain

Exploring the social dimensions of energy use: a review of recent research initiatives
Kathryn Janda, Lower Carbon Futures, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Historical transition of the dominant practice in the Japanese commercial sector
Yohei Yamaguchi and Yoshiyuki Shimoda, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan

From structural factors to individual practices: reasoning on the main paths for action on energy efficiency
Susana Fonseca and Joaquim Gil Nave, ISCTE – Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Portugal

Home energy makeovers – Motivating existing homeowners to make "whole house" energy saving improvements
Ed Thomas, UtilityExchange.org, USA
Diane Ferington and Kate Scott, Energy Trust of Oregon, USA
Bruce Matulich, Electric and Gas Industries Association, USA
Phil Hayes, Anaheim (California) Public Utilities, USA
Greg Thomas, Performance Systems Development, USA
S. L. Tiger Adolf, Wyoming Energy Council, USA

Material world: forecasting household appliance ownership in a growing global economy
Virginie E. Letschert and Michael A. McNeil, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

How can increased technical energy efficiency lead to increased energy consumption – Answer from in-depth metering of the electricity demand in 400 Swedish households
Peter Bennich, Carlos Lopes, Egil Öfverholm, and Zinaida Kadic, The Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden

Between school, family and media: do the children carry energy-saving messages and practices?
Françoise Bartiaux, Institute of Demography, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

It must be Yeti! – Tracking carbon footprints on the web
Jonas Gunnarsson, Martti Kivioja, and Jurek Pyrko, Lund University, LTH, Energy Sciences, Sweden