Reframing energy efficiency in industry: a discussion of definitions, rationales and management practices

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Energy efficiency is a priority goal and an important part of the transformation to a more sustainable society. The industrial sector is an important actor in this setting. In this chapter we outline the major principles for energy efficiency and energy management in industry and discuss how to develop the energy management perspective with theories from social science focusing on how situated actions, tacit knowledge and social networks can influence decision-making. By cross-pollinating fields that do not usually meet, the aim is to develop new insights contributing to existing research. We conclude that an energy management model is necessary, which can be adjusted to the local context in which it will be used. We also suggest an energy management model focusing the importance of knowledge and communication.


Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Linköping University

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier


  • energy efficiency, industry, Small and medium sized enterprises, energy audit
Titel på värdpublikationEnergy and Behaviour: challenges of a low-carbon future
RedaktörerMarta Lopez, Carlos Henggeler Antunes, Kathryn B. Janda
ISBN (tryckt) 9780128185674
StatusPublished - 2019 nov 1
Peer review utfördJa