The actors and their roles in the meaning making process of an energy target
Paper in proceeding, 2012

How are new long-term energy targets for buildings managed in public construction client organisations? This paper presents an empirical account of the actors, their roles and contributions to the meaning making process regarding an energy target for public buildings and the development of an energy strategy. With this account, we wish to initiate a discussion on what actors and practices that are need in construction sector when contextualising and implementing long-term energy targets in practice. The paper is based on a longitudinal study in a public construction client organisation in Sweden, where for example in-depth interviews and observations of meetings has been used for data gathering.

public construction client

energy target

meaning making process

strategy development process



Kjerstin Ludvig

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Ann-Charlotte Stenberg

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

28th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management,, ARCOM. Edinburgh, September 3-5 2012, p 851-861

Vol. Vol 2 p. 851-861
978-0-9552390-6-9 (ISBN)

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)


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Civil Engineering

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Business Administration

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Other Civil Engineering



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