Comfort in a Lower Carbon Society

Comfort in a Lower Carbon Society

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Current expectations and standards of comfort are almost certainly unsustainable and new methods and ideas will be required if there is to be any prospect of a significantly lower carbon society. This collection reassesses relationships between people and the multitude of environments they inhabit in the context of increasing carbon intensities of everyday life. In this bold and unconventional volume historians, sociologists, environmentalists, geographers, and cultural theorists provoke and stimulate debate about the future of comfort in a lower carbon society. These contributions are then subject to critical commentary from a range of academic and policy perspectives. The result is a book that promotes academic and policy discussion of the environmental consequences of indoor climate change around the world, and that offers new perspectives and strategies for moving towards a lower carbon future. This book was published as a special issue of Building Research a Information.Midwestern village with a few hundred people might have more stove stores than an East Coast city with tens of thousands ... could not have taken place, and no general transformation of the American indoor climate would have happened. ... A market of sorts exists already; but in terms of price, performance advantage, scale of production, ease of installation, and ... Burrowes, T.H. (1855) Pennsylvania School Architecture: A Manual of Directions and Plans for Grading, Locating, Con-anbsp;...

Title:Comfort in a Lower Carbon Society
Author: Elizabeth Shove, Heather Chappells, Loren Lutzenhiser
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13

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