Journal article

Interlocking practices and their influence in the home

Jessica Breadsell, Christine Eon, Greg Morrison, Yoshihisa Kashima

ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING B-URBAN ANALYTICS AND CITY SCIENCE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

When people move into sustainable houses, they bring practices with them that have temporally evolved along with their daily lives. A common misconception is that change to individuals’ resource use can be persuaded without consideration of previous practices. However, it has been observed that energy efficient or smart buildings do not always perform as expected due to a lack of occupant skills, time or motivations. The successful adoption of technology is dependent on the understanding of these underlying practices, which should be considered at the building planning stage. The recently developed concept of the Home System of Practice was employed in this research to study home dwellers th..

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Grants

Awarded by CRC - Cooperative Research Centres program, an Australian Government initiative


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research is funded by the CRC (Project number RP3033 and RP3012) for Low Carbon Living Ltd supported by the Cooperative Research Centres program, an Australian Government initiative and the contribution of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.