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A special issue of Building Research and Information, entitled 'Energy Performance Gaps: Promises, People, Practices' was published as part of the UserTEC project.

Published peer-reviewed articles


Gram-Hanssen K, Christensen TH, Madsen LV, et al. (2019) Sequence of practices in personal and societal rhythms – Showering as a case. Time & Society: 0961463X18820749. DOI: 10.1177/0961463X18820749. UserTEC=100 %

Hansen AR, Madsen LV, Knudsen HN, et al. (2019) Gender, age, and educational differences in the importance of homely comfort in Denmark. Energy Research & Social Science 54: 157–165. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.04.004. UserTEC=100 %

Jacobsen MH and Hansen AR (2019) (Re)introducing embodied practical understanding to the sociology of sustainable consumption. Journal of Consumer Culture: 1469540519846213. DOI: 10.1177/1469540519846213. UserTEC=100 %

Khalid R, Christensen TH, Gram-Hanssen K, et al. (2019) Time-shifting laundry practices in a smart grid perspective: a cross-cultural analysis of Pakistani and Danish middle-class households. Energy Efficiency. DOI: 10.1007/s12053-018-9769-7. UserTEC=100 %

Marszal-Pomianowska A, Zhang C, Pomianowski M, et al. (2019) Simple methodology to estimate the mean hourly and the daily profiles of domestic hot water demand from hourly total heating readings. Energy and Buildings 184: 53–64. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.11.035.UserTEC=100 %

van den Brom P, Hansen AR, Gram-Hanssen K, et al. (2019) Variances in residential heating consumption – Importance of building characteristics and occupants analysed by movers and stayers. Applied Energy 250: 713–728. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.05.078. UserTEC=100 %

Christensen, T.H., Gram-Hanssen, K., Jacobsen, M.H. (2019). Household Appliances and Electronics. in The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism, Oxford University Press. UserTEC=100 %


Darby, S.J., 2018. Smart technology in the home: time for more clarity. Building Research and Information 46, 140–147. UserTEC=100%

Gram-Hanssen, K & Darby, SJ (2018), “Home is where the smart is”? Evaluating smart home research and approaches against the concept of home". Energy Research and Social Science, 37, s. 94-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2017.09.037. UserTEC=100%

Gram-Hanssen, K., Georg, S., Christiansen, E., Heiselberg, P., What next for energy-related building regulations?: the occupancy phase Building Research and Information , Pages 1-14,  UserTEC=100%

Gram-Hanssen, K., Jensen, J.O. & Friis, F. (2018) Local strategies to promote energy retrofitting of single-family houses. Energy Efficiency.   UserTEC=10%

Gram-Hanssen, K., & Georg, S. (2018). Energy performance gaps: promises, people, practices. Building Research and Information, 46(1), 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2017.1356127 UserTEC=100%

Hansen, AR 2018, 'Heating homes: Understanding the impact of prices' Energy Policy, bind 121, 121, s. 138-151. UserTEC 100%

Hansen, A.R., 2018. Sticky’ energy practices: The impact of childhood and early adulthood experience on later energy consumption practices. Energy Research and Social Science. UserTEC=100%

Hansen, A. R., Gram-Hanssen, K., & Knudsen, H. N. (2018). How building design and technologies influence heat-related habits. Building Research and Information, 46(1), 83-98. DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2017.1335477. UserTEC=100%

Madsen, L.V., 2018. Materialities shape practices and notions of comfort in everyday life. Building Research & Information 46, 71–82. UserTEC=100%


Gram-Hanssen, K., Heidenstrøm, N., Vittersø, G., Madsen, L. V., & Jacobsen, M. H. (2017). Selling and installing heat pumps: influencing household practices. Building Research and Information, 45(4), pp. 359-370. DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2016.1157420. UserTEC=15%

Gram-Hanssen, K., Mechlenborg, M., Madsen, L. V., & Hansen, A. R. (2017). Gender and ethical consumption of energy in smart homes. Journals of Consumer Ethics, 1(2), 111-119. UserTEC=75% (OA)

Madsen, L.V., 2017. The Comfortable Home and Energy Consumption. Housing, Theory and Society 1–24. UserTEC=100%

Madsen, L.V., Gram-Hanssen, K., 2017. Understanding comfort and senses in social practice theory: Insights from a Danish field study. Energy Research & Social Science 29, 86–94. UserTEC=100%


Carmo, C., & Christensen, T. H. (2016). Cluster analysis of residential heat load profiles and the role of technical and household characteristics. Energy and Buildings, 125, 171-180. UserTEC=50%

Christensen, T. H. (2016): Læring inden for hjemmet som praksis-arrangement: Gør-det-selv-projekter, identitet og materialitet. Kognition & Pædagogik, 102, 80-93. UserTEC = 50%.

Hansen, Anders R. (2016) "The social structure of heat consumption in Denmark: New interpretations from quantitative analysis." Energy Research & Social Science 11. Pages 109-118. UserTEC=100%

Jacobsen, M. H. (2016). Social bases of material consumption: The relationship between social groups and possession of household appliances in Denmark. Journal of Consumer Culture, 0(0), 1-20. UserTEC=100%

Karlsen, L., Heiselberg, P., Bryn, I. Solar shading control strategy for office buildings in cold climate. Energy and Buildings, volume 118, pp 316-328, April 2016. UserTEC=50%


PhD afhandlinger:

Andersen, P. V. K. (2016). Steps towards a Third Space: A case study of multi-stakeholder communication mediated by a tangible tool . Aalborg Universitetsforlag. (Ph.d.-serien for Det Humanistiske Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet). UserTEC=100% (OA)

Hansen, A.R. (2017). Social Structures of households' Heat Consumption. PhD dissertation, Aalborg University. UserTEC=100% (OA)

Jacobsen, M.H. (2017). Sustainable consumption and the significance of social relations. PhD dissertation, Aalborg University. UserTEC=100% (OA)

Madsen, L.V. (2017). Energy consumption in the comfortable home: Practices, perceptions and conventions. PhD dissertation, Aalborg University. UserTEC=100% (OA)


Research reports

Gram-Hanssen, Kirsten; Hansen, Anders R. (2016) Forskellen mellem målt og beregnet energiforbrug til opvarmning af parcelhuse. 21 sider. Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut, SBI. UserTEC=100% (OA)


Contributions to book/anthology/report

Gram-Hanssen, K. (2018) Automation, Smart Homes and Symmetrical Anthropology: Non-humans as Performers of Practices? In Social Practices and Dynamic Non-Humans. Nature, Materials and Technologies. Maller, Cecily, Strengers, Yolande (Eds.). Springer Nature. Palgrave Macmillan. UserTEC 100%

Christensen, T.H, Gram-Hanssen, K, Jacobsen M.H. (2018) Household Appliances and Electronics: Discussing the Relative Absence of Political Consumption. In The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism. ISBN: 9780190629038. Online ISBN: 9780190629052. Volume editor(s) Magnus Boström, Michele Micheletti, Peter Oosterveer. UserTEC=100%

Christiansen, E. T & Georg, S. (2016). Brugere og bygninger: De ledelsesmæssige udfordringer I grøn omstilling. Klimaledelse. Forlaget Andersen. UserTEC 100%

Gram-Hanssen, K. (2015). TNR 2 – Structure and agency in understanding and researching practices. In C. Foulds, C. L. Jensen, S. Blue, & R. Morosanu (Eds.), Practices, the Built Environment and Sustainability: Responses to the Thinking Note Collection (pp. 9-10). Cambridge, Copenhagen, London: GSI, DIST, BSA CCSG. UserTEC 100% (OA)

Christiansen, Ellen, & Andersen, Pernille V. K. (2013) "Digital living at home: User voices about home automation and a home-keeping design discourse." In: Aanestad, Margun, & Bratteteig, Tone (Eds.) Nordic contributions in IS research: 4th Scandinavian conference on information systems, SCIS 2013, Oslo, Norway, August 2013, Proceedings. Springer Heidelberg Dordrecht London New York. Page 40-52.UserTEC= 100%

Hansen, Anders R. (2013)."The potential for quantitative sociological research on residential energy consumption in Denmark." In: Suburbs - transformation and development: Papers from NSBB conference 17-19 September 2013 in Denmark. Page 222-232. UserTEC 100% (OA)

Schweiker M. Carlucci S. Andersen RK. Dong B, O’Brien W. “Occupancy and Occupants’ Actions” in: Exploring Occupant Behavior in Buildings. Andreas Wagner, William O’Brien, Bing Dong (Eds). Springer International Publishing, eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-61464-9, Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-61463-2. UserTEC 10%


Conference paper, peer-reviewed

Hansen, A.R. 2018, 'High income parents and ’technical’ fathers: The impact of family background on energy consumption practices' Paper presented at Third International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), Copenhagen, Danmark, 27/06/2018 - 30/06/2018. Second runner up for Outstanding Paper by Early Career Scholar Prize. UserTEC 100%

V.M. Barthelmes, Yeonsook Heo, Rune K. Andersen, Valentina Fabi, Stefano P. Corgnati (2018). Towards a comprehensive model of window control behaviour: A survey-based investigation on interdisciplinary drivers in Danish dwellings. Building Simulation and Optimization 2018. Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, 11-12 September 2018. UserTEC 100%

V.M. Barthelmes, R. Li, R.K. Andersen, W. Bahnfleth,  S.P. Corgnati, and C.Rode. Profiling Occupant Behaviour in Danish Dwellings using Time Use Survey Data - Part I: Data Description and Activity Profiling. 4th International Conference On Building Energy, Environment, COBEE2018 Melbourne, Australia, February 5-9 2018 UserTEC 50%

V.M. Barthelmes, R. Li, R.K. Andersen, W. Bahnfleth,  S.P. Corgnati, and C.Rode. Profiling Occupant Behaviour in Danish Dwellings using Time Use Survey Data - Part II: Time-related Factors and Occupancy. 4th International Conference On Building Energy, Environment, COBEE2018 Melbourne, Australia, February 5-9 2018 UserTEC 50%

Verena M. Barthelmes, Rune K. Andersen, Yeonsook Heo, Henrik Knudsen, Valentina Fabi, Stefano P. Corgnati. Introducing thermal comfort attitudes, psychological, social and contextual drivers in occupant behaviour modelling with Bayesian Networks. Windsor Conference 2018, Rethinking comfort April 12-15 2018, London UK. UserTEC 100% (OA)

Valentina Fabi, Verena M. Barthelmes, Boris Kingma, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, Per Heiselberg and Stefano P. Corgnati. Combining energy, comfort and health data for behavioural change. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC2017), October 19-22, 2017, Jinan, China. UserTec=10%

Gram-Hanssen, K., Georg, S., Christiansen, E. T., & Heiselberg, P. K. (2017). How building regulations ignore the use of buildings, what that means for energy consumption and what to do about it. In ECEEE Summer Study Proceedings (pp. 2095-2104). European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, ECEEE. UserTEC=100%

Pihl, D. (2017). The Role of Objects in Decision-Making Processes: The Case of an Energy Renovation. In Buser, M., Lindahl, G., Räisänen, C. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization (pp. 396-406). Lyngby: Polyteknisk Boghandel og Forlag. UserTEC 100% (OA)

Knudsen, H. N., Andersen, R. K., Hansen, A. R., & Gram-Hanssen, K. (2016). House Owners’ Interests and Actions in Relation to Indoor Temperature, Air Quality and Energy Consumption. In P. K. Heiselberg (Ed.), CLIMA 2016 - Proceedings of 12th REHVA World Congress: volume 6 (Vol. 6). [Paper #665] Aalborg: Aalborg University, Department of Civil Engineering. UserTEC=100% (OA)


Conference papers, not peer-reviewed

Pihl, D. (2017) Exploring User Representations and Energy Concerns during Design of Energy Renovation of an Existing Building. Paper presented at the Department of Design Research Seminar, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. 12 April 2017. UserTEC 100%

Gram-Hanssen, K., & J. Darby, S. (2016). Are ‘home’ and ’smart’ contradictory concepts or fluid positions that will converge?. Paper presented at The DEMAND Centre Conference 2016, Lancaster, United Kingdom. UserTEC 100%

Pihl, D. (2016). Framing energy standards: The role of artefacts. Paper presented at The DEMAND Centre Conference 2016, Lancaster, United Kingdom. UserTEC 100%


Other publications (books, features etc.)

Heiselberg, P. Den dynamiske facadeberegning. Glas – magasin for glasbranchen, 3/2017, ISSN 1604-8016. August 2017. UserTEC=50%.

Gram-Hanssen, K., Hansen, A.R. (2016) Debatinlæg i politikken; Spild. Stort varmeforbrug i energieffektive boliger. Politiken, 8/5 2016.  UserTEC=100% (OA).

Christiansen, Ellen, & Rathje, Peter (2015): Omstillingsledelse med katalysator. I: Rasmussen, Eva B., & Møller, Hans-Martin F. (Red.) Klimaledelse. Forlaget Andersen. Kapitel 6.1. UserTEC=50% (OA)

Gram-Hanssen, Kirsten (2015) Energiforbrug i de renoverede boliger: Betydning af brugernes hverdagspraksis. I: Bæredygtige Byer & Bygninger. Side 23-24.  UserTEC=100% (OA)

Gram-Hanssen, Kirsten (2015) Hverdag i det topisolerede hus. I: Råstof. PlanEnergi. Side 11-13. UserTEC=100% (OA).


Publications in preparation

Andersen, Pernille V. K. & Said, Mosleh. W. (under udarbejdelse) Tangible Dialogic Tools in Multi-stakeholder collaborations, subittes til Design Studies, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Design Research, Elsevir  (Sider 1-15), UserTEC =50%