Design for a socially engaged energy efficiency in the sustainable city
Research Project , 2016 – 2020

In this project we want to investigate how the concept of energy efficiency can be further developed in relation to the everyday habits encouraged by the design of the built environment. How energy efficiency has been expressed in the past sustainability efforts and how these aspirations could be better implemented in future environments for sustainable habits in relation to the technical progress made possible? We will analyze several areas which differ in character in terms of for example degree of "completion" and residents' socio-economic status. The project's interdisciplinary research team will produce concrete design proposals on objects and environments with a focus on the physical form that examines how people to a higher extent could be encouraged to live sustainably with a focus on how we produce, use and relate to energy in everyday life. The outcome will be used for a series of workshops and seminars with stakeholders.


Jonas Runberger (contact)

Artistic Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods


Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 43662-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2020

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