Reuse networks & service economies for consumer goods

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Reuse networks or service economies for consumer goods are examples of disruptive low carbon innovations relating to material wellbeing. Reuse networks like Freecycle circulate used goods among members. Service economies provide goods on a per-use basis from a central shared pool (e.g., for garden tools). These social innovations perform poorly (if at all) on valued mainstream […]

Smart & net zero energy homes

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Smart homes or net zero energy homes are examples of disruptive low carbon innovations relating to housing. Smart homes comprise sensors, monitors, interfaces, control hubs, and devices that are networked wirelessly, and allow households to control, automate and optimise the domestic environment. Net zero energy homes combine advanced whole-system efficiencies (such as Passivhaus) with onsite renewable generation. Both smart homes and net […]