Experimental Standards in Sustainability Transitions

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dc.contributor.author Hale, Lara Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-24T06:47:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-24T06:47:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-24
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793579026
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793579033
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/9475
dc.description.abstract In this thesis I address how experimental standards are used in the new governance paradigm to further sustainability transitions. Focusing on the case of the Active House standard in the building sector, I investigate experimental standards in three research papers examining the following dynamics: (1) the relationship between commensuration and legitimacy in the formulation and diffusion of a standard’s specifications; (2) the role of awareness in standardizing green default rules to establish sustainable consumption in buildings; and (3) the significance of focus on humans in the development of technological standards for sustainable building. Launching from a critical realist social ontology, I collected ethnographic data on the Active House Alliance, its cofounder VELUX, and three of their demonstration building projects in Austria, Germany, and Belgium over the course of three years from 2013 to 2016. In light of the literature on standards and global experimental governance (GXG), I explicate how experiments unfold processually and how standards makers adjust the standard’s development to learnings and social insights from these experiments en_US
dc.format.extent 174 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;15.2017
dc.title Experimental Standards in Sustainability Transitions en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Management, Society and Communication en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort MSC en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Management, Society and Communication en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort MSC en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2017 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Insights from the Building Sector en_US


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