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Author Guy, Simon.

Title A sociology of energy, buildings, and the environment : constructing knowledge, designing practice / Simon Guy and Elizabeth Shove
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (x, 164 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge research global environmental change series
Routledge research global environmental change series.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Building research environments -- 3. Energy knowledges -- 4. Theories of knowledge and practice -- 5. The politics of insulation -- 6. Organizing design : housing and energy efficiency -- 7. Developing interests : office buildings and barriers -- 8. Conclusions
Summary "Bringing the social sciences to the heart of the environmental debate, this book demonstrates the relevance of sociological analysis for environmentally critical issues like energy consumption. Focusing on energy efficiency and the built environment, the authors take a critical look at the production and use of technical knowledge and energy-related expertise. Challenging the conventional assumptions of scientists and energy policy-makers, the book outlines a new role for social research and a new paradigm of environmental policy." "Drawing upon a wide programme of empirical research, the authors extend the reach of sociology and of energy research and policy. This book, therefore, represents essential reading for sociologists, students of environmental topics, and energy policy-makers and practitioners."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-155) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Energy conservation -- Environmental aspects
Energy conservation -- Social aspects
Ecologische aspecten.
Facility management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Energy conservation -- Environmental aspects.
Energy conservation -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Shove, Elizabeth, 1959-
ISBN 1315812371