Deriving energy use from the context of peoples’ everyday lives: a study of domestic and travel activities
2015 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Activities performed by individuals in their everyday life uses energy. Travel is an integrated vital part of everyday life, as it enables the individual to move between geographic locations, thus enabling the performance of geographically removed activities. Energy use from domestic activities and travel is commonly treated as separate though it is individuals that use energy.
By approaching the energy use of individuals in their everyday life from their travel patterns and how this relates to the energy used in everyday life a fuller picture of individual energy use can be discovered. The approach examines how individual’s energy use from travel can be aggregated into travel activity patterns and related to their energy use, both domestic and from travel. The characteristics and the differences between the patterns are explored.
Notable results are that travel constitutes a major part of the energy used of individual activities despite being performed for comparably short periods of time. The activity of travel is further an integrated part of everyday life and changes to travel patterns will claim changes in the activities performed by individuals in their everyday life.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Environmental Sciences Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122247OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-122247DiVA: diva2:864170
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