ClueE

The project ClueE have studied the obstacles to and opportunities for energy efficiency in municipal residential areas from a social scientific perspective combined with technical and practical knowledge.

There are many obstacles to efficient energy use in the construction and residential sectors. Some of them are technical, but many are organisational, legal, financial, or entirely owing to a lack of knowledge and a comprehensive view.

To broaden understanding of these obstacles (and opportunities), the ClueE (Collaborative Learning for Urban Energy Efficiency) project integrated five critical perspectives concerning energy efficiency in order to produce new knowledge of procedures, consideration, and experiences that make it possible for municipalities to go from ambitious energy efficiency goals to practical reality.

Our perspectives:



USER BEHAVIOUR — How do households view the opportunity for reduced energy use and how do they make their decisions?

FINANCES — Who benefits from energy efficiency in municipal residential areas, and who doesn´t?

LEGAL — How can the rules around public procurement promote energy efficiency and reduce municipal costs?

POLITICS — How does the decision-making process function during planning and implementation of energy-efficient new and rebuilt houses?

TECHNOLOGY — How can we make sure that the best possible techniques are put into practice, and how can they be used in new ways?

Case studies in Alingsås and Kungälv

The project was based on case studies in the municipalities of Kungälv and Alingsås. Joint planning and implementation of case studies by researchers from the various subject areas of the project helped us to constantly learn from each other and develop new knowledge together. Research groups collaborated on the case studies with municipal politicians and officials, for example planners and purchasers, construction companies, municipal energy and housing corporations, and tenants.

Results

See the projects publications and files below. 

Report: Minska 50 till 2050 - Nya perspektiv på energieffektivisering av allmännyttans miljonprogramsbostäder (in Swedish)

The results have contributed to the project ELSA – Energilots för smartare allmännytta led by RISE  Research Institute of Sweden

Anders Sandoff held a two day training for www.BEBOstad.se and for SABO/SKL 

The book Urban Väldfärd – Effektiv energy is used as course literature in the course Hållbar utveckling i städer och regioner, 7.5 hp, University of Gothenburg 

 

Publications

  • Learning for energy efficiency
    Norén Bretzer, Y., Learning for energy efficiency, in Environmental Technology Research Funded by Swedish Research Council Formas, editor Johansson, B., 2016.
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Framgångsrik energieffektivisering börjar och slutar med samverkan
    Thynell, Marie, 2015, ’Framgångsrik energieffektivisering börjar och slutar med samverkan’ ur Gränsöverskridande stadsforskning – erfarenheter från sex hållbarhetsprojekt eds Britt Olofsdotter, Kristina Björnberg och Bengt Kopp utgiven av FORMAS, Energimyndigheten, Naturvårdsverket, Trafikverket och Riksantikvarieämbetet.
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Urban välfärd, effektiv energi
    Urban välfärd, effektiv energi
    Y, Norén Bretzer. (red) Urban Välfärd, Effektiv energi. Boréa Förlag 2016.
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Book
  • Tenant views on energy efficiency in renovated homes: tales from Brogården and Gårdsten
    Norén Bretzer, Y. & Thynell, M. Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference 2013: Welcome to the Anthropocene!, University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Energy efficient transition in Sweden: triggers and barriers for retrofitting processes in municipality owned housing companies
    Langlet, D. Norén Bretzer, Y., Sandoff, A. & Thynell, M. In European Network for Housing Research Conference Beyond Globalisation: Remaking housing policy in a complex world. Book of Abstracts, the European Network for Housing Research, 2014, p. 166
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Conference paper (peer-reviewed)
  • Elda inte för kråkorna. Fem forskningsperspektiv: om varför det går så långsamt att energieffektivisera i svenska miljonprogramsområden? Kort sammanfattning
    Norén Bretzer, Y. (ed.) Gothenburg: University of Gothenburg, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, 2013
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Energieffektivisering i bostadssektorn
    Sandoff, A. In Energieffektivisering av Sveriges flerbostadshus: Hinder och möjligheter att nå en halverad energianvändning till 2050. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademiens avdelning för Samhällsbyggnad, 2012, Appendix D, pp. 60-66
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Report/Paper/Working paper/Brief
  • Affärsmässighet i kommunala bostadsbolag: effekter på energieffektivisering och andra hållbarhetsåtgärder
    Langlet, D. & Örnberg, Å. Förvaltningsrättslig tidskrift, no. 3, 2012, pp. 319-338
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Scientific article (peer-reviewed)
  • Energismartast i Västsverige: en fråga om hur man bor?
    Norén Bretzer, Ylva. (2013) ”Energismartast i Västsverige – en fråga om hur man bor?”, i Bergström, Annika & Ohlsson, Jonas (red), I En region för alla? Medborgare, människor och medier i Västsverige, s. 201-215. Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutets rapport nr. 60.
    Location:Gothenburg Type:Book chapter

Files

  • Flyer Urban Välfärd - Effektiv energi
  • Minska 50 till 2050

    Nya perspektiv på energieffektivisering av allmännyttans miljonprogramsbostäder (Only available in Swedish)

  • Preliminär slutrapport: Elda inte för kråkorna

    (Only available in Swedish)

  • Presentationer Slutkonferens 20 mars 2013

    (Only available in Swedish)

  • Presenatation av ClueE för IIASA dec 2012

    (Only available in Swedish)

  • Presentation: De boendes perspektiv

    (Only available in Swedish)

Project members

  • Ylva Norén Bretzer

    Ylva Norén Bretzer works as Senior lecturer at the School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg. Ylva is one of the consortium coordinators representing University of Gothenburg.

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Anders Sandoff
Marie Thynell
David Langlet
Joshua Prentice
Carolina Hiller
Peter Ylmén
Pernilla Holgersson
Kajsa Winnes

Kajsa Winnes är forskningskommunikatör vid SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut

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