Roy, Robin and Caird, Sally
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This paper summarises the aims, methods and some results of a study of the influences on consumer adoption – and non-adoption – of established energy efficient and innovative renewable energy products and systems; the problems and benefits experienced by users of these low and zero carbon (LZC) technologies; and improvement ideas to make the products/systems more desirable and effective at saving energy and carbon.
The influences on adoption and effective use vary for the different technologies and include the socio-economic context, consumer attitudes and values and communication sources. Product/system characteristics are also crucial, and include functional and ergonomic utility; interconnectedness with other systems, 'green' and aesthetic symbolism, and cost.
Technical, financial and other ideas for reducing the barriers to adoption and tackling the problems experienced by users are a step towards a more rapid and effective take-up of these LZC products and systems.
|Item Type:||Conference Item|
|Keywords:||energy efficiency; renewable energy; consumers; households|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)|
|Depositing User:||Robin Roy|
|Date Deposited:||21 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2016 20:34|
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Designing low & zero carbon products and systems ï¿½ adoption, effective use and innovation. (deposited 21 Dec 2006)
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