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JUSTHEAT - Looking back, moving forwards: a social and cultural history of home heating

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Project Leader: Jenny Palm

Duration: October 2022 -October 2025

Financing Body: Forte

Collaborators: University of Tampere (Joint applicant); Babes Bolyai University (Joint applicant); Sheffield Hallam University (Joint applicant); Skåne Energy Agency (Project partner); Solar Region, Skåne (Project partner); Association for Nearly Zero Carbon Buildings (Project partner); Romanian Society of Energy Auditors and Energy Manager (Project partner); Ministry of the Environment, Finland (Project partner); Green Parliamentary Group (Project partner); Ecofellows Ltd. (Project partner); Finnish Environment Institute (Project partner); International Energy Agency (IEA) (Project partner); United Kingdom Government: The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Project partner); National Energy Action (NEA) (Project partner)

IIIEE researchers: Jenny von Platten, Jenny Palm

Aim: Within this project, we aim to understand how major changes to home heating and heating technology over the last 70 years have been designed, managed and experienced, the many ways they have impacted our lives and what lessons we might learn for the current transition to low carbon systems. We do this through oral history interviews where members of the public in case study locations around the UK, Sweden, Finland and Romania

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