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17. Energy Efficiency Within Sustainable Development in Asia: A Boundary Infrastructure and Knowledge Based Frame of Reference

Author : Harald E. Otto

Published in: EcoDesign and Sustainability II

Publisher: Springer Singapore

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Abstract

Effective implementation of energy efficiency measures is becoming increasingly relevant for rapidly industrializing nations, most prominently those emerging in Asia. It is necessary to manage rapid growth of demand and develop new energy infrastructures at the same time. Despite the positive impact of energy efficiency measures in industrial and commercial sectors, there still remain considerable hurdles in practice, preventing them from achieving their full potential. Unfortunately, there is a tendency for problems to be approached from a Western perspective, discounting the differences in the Asian context. In this paper, an alternative reference frame is presented, with a knowledge-based approach taking into account those differences. This is discussed as a first step in regard to energy auditing and one of its immediate explicit outcomes, the energy audit report. This approach is aimed at providing grounds for building an alternative and more adequate perspective on the issue.

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Metadata
Title
Energy Efficiency Within Sustainable Development in Asia: A Boundary Infrastructure and Knowledge Based Frame of Reference
Author
Harald E. Otto
Copyright Year
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6775-9_17