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Anund Vogel, J., Lind, H. & Lundqvist, P. (2016). Who is Governing the Commons: Studying Swedish Housing Cooperatives. Housing, Theory and Society
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2016 (English)In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This study examines current governance structures related to multifamily buildings designed by single actors (developers) and operated in cooperative forms. The study analyses the long-term sustainability of the resource regime of study (multifamily buildings) and inked governance structures by applying Ostrom’s eight design principles for long-term survival of self-organized resource regimes (Common-pool resources or CPR’s). The study also searches for signs of movement towards social innovation and collective action in current governance structures. We argue that the structures governing planning, production and operation of housing cooperatives in Sweden do not fulfil the eight design principles for the long-term survival of the resource regime of study, nor do they encourage movement towards social innovation or collective action. In order to ensure the long-term survival of the resource regime of study and to increase innovation in governance structures, five adjustments are proposed; changes in the structures governing risk/profit distribution, communication, collaboration and information between actors in the Swedish cooperative housing sector.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
Housing cooperatives, Common-pool resources, Planning, Multifamily buildings, Sweden
National Category
Law and Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187894 (URN)10.1080/14036096.2016.1186730 (DOI)000383173100003 ()2-s2.0-84983249298 (Scopus ID)
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QCR 20160601

Available from: 2016-05-31 Created: 2016-05-31 Last updated: 2019-02-07Bibliographically approved
Vogel, J. A., Lundqvist, P. & Arias, J. (2015). Categorizing barriers to energy efficiency in buildings. In: CLEAN, EFFICIENT AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: . Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), MAR 28-31, 2015, Abu Dhabi, U ARAB EMIRATES (pp. 2839-2845).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Categorizing barriers to energy efficiency in buildings
2015 (English)In: CLEAN, EFFICIENT AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 2015, p. 2839-2845Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introducing new technologies in buildings in Sweden have historically been connected with great portions of scepticism, hence influencing the speed of acceptance of new technologies. The speed is slow even though technologies are tested, evaluated, proven to make an impact, and economic efficient. In order to understand acceptance of energy efficient technologies in multifamily buildings and to identify the origin of barriers to energy efficiency this paper investigates barriers as consequences of the current system structure in the Swedish building sector. The study views the Swedish building sector as a sociotechnical system built from technical artefacts, institutions, and actors, thus often deeply embedded in our societies. The Swedish building sector is well structured, resulting in that innovation and development occurring outside of the existing sociotechnical regime might not be recognized as feasible investments. In order to identify the structures enabling barriers to energy efficiency adoption this paper aims at developing a framework for categorizing barriers depending on their structural origin. The categorization framework is inspired by theories of sustainable innovation journeys and of soft systems and distinguishes between three decision-levels for barriers to energy efficiency: Project level, Sector level and Contextual level. By implementing the proposed categorization framework it becomes obvious that problem areas in the building sector are not connected to any specific structural level. However, results in this study reveal that most barriers originate in the Contextual level, which implies that energy and sustainability are not yet key aspects when forming and transforming contextual preconditions on how to design and build multifamily buildings in Sweden. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Series
Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102 ; 75
Keywords
Energy efficiency, barriers, categorizing, sociotechnical system, multifamily buildings, Sweden
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-174959 (URN)10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.568 (DOI)000361030004071 ()2-s2.0-84947104885 (Scopus ID)
Conference
7th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), MAR 28-31, 2015, Abu Dhabi, U ARAB EMIRATES
Note

QC 20151013

Available from: 2015-10-13 Created: 2015-10-09 Last updated: 2015-10-13Bibliographically approved
Anund Vogel, J., Lundqvist, P., Arias, J. & Blomkvist, P. (2015). Problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifaily buildings. Energy Efficiency
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifaily buildings
2015 (English)In: Energy Efficiency, ISSN 1570-646X, E-ISSN 1570-6478Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifamily buildings. The paper first presents a generic list of (theoretical) problem areas identified through a literature survey. Using a qualitative approach, the paper also investigates if the problem areas identified in the literature also have an impact on the Swedish building sector. Results from the interview study reveal a strong coherence between problem areas in the literature and those expressed by the interviewees. However, this paper identifies seven novel challenges that cannot be derived from the list of barriers in the literature. Moreover, results reveal that as many as 12 problem areas have their origin in national factors such as agreement structures, incentive schemes, and cost calculation methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2015
Keywords
Energy efficiency, buildings, Sweden, barriers, interview study
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Real Estate and Construction Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165913 (URN)10.1007/s12053-015-9352-4 (DOI)000368993200006 ()2-s2.0-84955682049 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20160223

Available from: 2015-04-30 Created: 2015-04-30 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
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