Influence of External Actors in Swedish Homeownersand#8217; Adoption of Energy Efficient Windows

Gireesh Nair
Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden

Krushna Mahapatra
Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden

Leif Gustavsson
Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden \ Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110571078

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:43, s. 1078-1085

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


A questionnaire survey of 1010 homeowners (response rate of 59%) in two counties in central Sweden viz.; Jämtland and Västernorrland was conducted to understand the influence of external actors on homeowners’ decision to install energy efficient windows. We complemented this survey with interview of 12 window sellers/installers in the Jämtland county. Majority of homeowners (74%) contacted more than one external actor for information when they plan to replace their windows. Window sellers/installers have a strong influence on homeowners’ window selection as 97% of homeowners bought the windows that were recommended to them. The sellers/installers recommended windows with a U-value in the range of 1.1 to 1.8 W/m2K and cited that condensation and high cost are the major drawbacks of windows with a U-value < 1.2 W/m2K.


Energy efficient windows; homeowners; sellers; installers; Sweden


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