This chapter investigates the often overlooked practices of housing professionals involved in designing and delivering low-carbon homes; two UK case studies focused on different low-carbon performance standards (Code for Sustainable Homes; Passivhaus standard). We argue that low-carbon housing needs to be understood as an intervention in a whole system of interrelated practices performed by both householders and professionals, and not merely as an isolated introduction of new technologies to householders. The links, flows and relations within such a system of practice need to be further explored, if a better understanding of the governance of sustainability interventions is to be achieved.
|Title of host publication||Social Practices, Intervention and Sustainability|
|Subtitle of host publication||Beyond behaviour change|
|Editors||Yolande Strengers, Cecily Maller|
|Place of Publication||London and New York|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|