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Establishment and implementation of new sustainable technology in networks: an analyse of the development of passive house in Sweden
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7694-7397
2008 (English)In: Science for Sustainable Development. The Social Challenge with Emphasis on the Conditions for Change,: Procceding of the 2nd VHU Conference on Science for Sustainable Development, Sweden 6-7 september 2007, Uppsala: VHU , 2008, 141-148 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A passive house may reduce the energy demand for heating in dwellings by 80 percent. So far, Germany has been the main market for the concept, where a limit of 15 kWh per square metre per year has been set for household heating. These buildings are extremely air tight, have thick insulation and rely mainly on passive sources of heating, for example solar heating through window panes and heat surplus from humans and domestic appliances. Since the early 2000's, passive houses have also been established on the Swedish market and this paper shows how this was achieved. Established networks within the building sector became the platform for the implementation of houses incorporating passive houses. An important part of the implementation process was the stakeholders' tactile experiences of the concept. Also, the local urban regime of Göteborg played an important role and provided resources from the municipality, academia and the Göteborg trade and industry. As a consequence, housing companies owned by the municipality were important facilitators for the establishment of passive design in housing.

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Uppsala: VHU , 2008. 141-148 p.
Keyword [en]
Passive house, energy, heating, Sweden, networks, building sector, governance, implementation
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19240OAI: diva2:223776
Energibeteende i hushåll - en arena för förändring
Available from: 2009-06-14 Created: 2009-06-14 Last updated: 2014-10-08

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