PhD defence by Daniel Pihl

Daniel PihlDaniel has the 03 June 2019 defended his thesis with the title "The Making of an Energy Renovation". 

This study draws on the sociology of associations and investigates how designers make energy-saving design features knowable and actionable through their everyday design practices. The analysis shows how energy-saving features emerge from negotiations of interest and the interactions between designers and material objects. The study highlights processes of persuasion, learning, and stabilization/destabilization in the making of energy renovations. Based on the findings, this study suggests that if research does not draw attention to the everyday challenges and conflicts happening during the design of energy renovations, then ambitions concerning minimum energy consumption in buildings are likely to fall short

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