Social aspects in domestic energy saving choices. A theoretical model and a case study

Author/s Paolo Costa
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/98 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 125-140 File size 248 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2012-098009
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The essay shows a theoretical model of social factors involved in the adoption of technological energy saving innovations in dwellings. Some of these factors are strictly related to dwellers, some belong to fields relatively distant from their everyday life and behaviour. An analysis of the Tuscan case gives the opportunity to show the complexity of relations in the model and to discuss some critical issues that scientific research on this topic has necessarily to deal with.

Keywords: Energy saving, technological innovation, housing, energetic sustainability, Tuscany, socio-demographic factors

Paolo Costa, Aspetti sociali del risparmio energetico in ambito abitativo. Un modello teorico e un caso studio in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 98/2012, pp 125-140, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2012-098009