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dc.contributor.authorNonhebel S
dc.contributor.authorMoll Hc
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-12T20:53:14Z
dc.date.available2012-12-12T20:53:14Z
dc.date.issued2001-09-28
dc.identifier410200059
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/260573
dc.description.abstractAbstract niet beschikbaar
dc.description.abstractThe Lifestyle project (funded in NRP-1) studied energy requirements of entire household consumption patterns. There, it was concluded that a substantial reduction potential existed for the total household energy requirement and related greenhouse gas emissions. The GreenHouse project, reported in here, paid attention to the possibilities of achieving this potential and the effects thereof on the households and the production sectors. The research question required integration of methodologies originating from both energy studies as well as household studies. A large number of reduction options within the present household practices were identified, including changes in purchase behaviour and changes in household behaviour. Implementation of all these options would result in a 27 % reduction of the national emissions by the Netherlands. Implementation of feasible efficiency improvements in the production sectors would result in a 30 % reduction of national emissions. The combination of both reduction routes would result in a 54 % reduction of the national emissions. Which shows the existence of a large potential for change. However, it is found that the general acceptance of the suggested options by households is low. The findings imply that the feasible reduction as a result of changing consumption patterns lies in order of 5%. Further research showed that households face several constraints to change to an energy efficient lifestyle. Firstly necessary knowledge is lacking. Secondly the opportunities to purchase efficient household appliances are limited. Thirdly present infrastructures impede households to chose an energy efficient lifestyle and social norms are limiting individual households to adopt an environmental friendly behaviour. The knowledge obtained with respect to constraints perceived in households is used to formulate recommendations to improve feasibility of energy efficient lifestyles.
dc.description.sponsorshipSG-NOP
dc.format.extent145 p
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG)
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Change NOP-NRP report 410200059
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/410200059.html
dc.subject04nl
dc.subjectenergieverbruiknl
dc.subjecthuishoudensnl
dc.subjectbroeikasgassennl
dc.subjectemissiereductienl
dc.subjectenergy consumptionen
dc.subjecthouseholdsen
dc.subjectgreenhouse gasesen
dc.subjectemission reductionen
dc.subjectlifestyleen
dc.titleEvaluation of Options for Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions bij Changes in Household Consumption Patternsen
dc.title.alternativeEvaluatie van de mogelijkheden voor reductie van de uitstoot van broeikasgassen bij veranderingen in energiegebruik van huishoudensnl
dc.typeReport
dc.contributor.departmentNOP
dc.date.updated2012-12-12T20:53:15Z
html.description.abstractAbstract niet beschikbaar
html.description.abstractThe Lifestyle project (funded in NRP-1) studied energy requirements of entire household consumption patterns. There, it was concluded that a substantial reduction potential existed for the total household energy requirement and related greenhouse gas emissions. The GreenHouse project, reported in here, paid attention to the possibilities of achieving this potential and the effects thereof on the households and the production sectors. The research question required integration of methodologies originating from both energy studies as well as household studies. A large number of reduction options within the present household practices were identified, including changes in purchase behaviour and changes in household behaviour. Implementation of all these options would result in a 27 % reduction of the national emissions by the Netherlands. Implementation of feasible efficiency improvements in the production sectors would result in a 30 % reduction of national emissions. The combination of both reduction routes would result in a 54 % reduction of the national emissions. Which shows the existence of a large potential for change. However, it is found that the general acceptance of the suggested options by households is low. The findings imply that the feasible reduction as a result of changing consumption patterns lies in order of 5%. Further research showed that households face several constraints to change to an energy efficient lifestyle. Firstly necessary knowledge is lacking. Secondly the opportunities to purchase efficient household appliances are limited. Thirdly present infrastructures impede households to chose an energy efficient lifestyle and social norms are limiting individual households to adopt an environmental friendly behaviour. The knowledge obtained with respect to constraints perceived in households is used to formulate recommendations to improve feasibility of energy efficient lifestyles.


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