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Green Households? : Domestic Consumers, the Environment and Sustainability :  Domestic Consumers, the Environment and Sustainability - Klaas Jan Noorman

Green Households? : Domestic Consumers, the Environment and Sustainability

Domestic Consumers, the Environment and Sustainability

By: Klaas Jan Noorman (Editor), Ton Schoot Uiterkamp (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1997
ISBN: 9781853834820
Number Of Pages: 284

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Households are one of the main sources of waste and of other environmental impacts. Yet most attention to date has focused on the effects of business and industry, rather than on domestic consumption of goods, energy and resources and their resulting outputs. Green Households? is the first book to concentrate on this vital but neglected sector. Drawing on empirical research largely from The Netherlands, it takes households as consumer units and examines the entire household metabolism. This includes the way domestic demand can influence where and how goods and services are produced, resource flows through households, and the differential environmental impacts of different lifestyles. It shows both what would constitute sustainable domestic consumption and how far there is to go to achieve this in industrialised and affluent Western society. Those involved in planning and policy as it affects households and urban development, as well as students and researchers in social science and environmental studies will find it an invaluable source of information.

'The book is accessible to a wide variety of readers... It should be interesting particularly to policy-makers and environmentalists.' Sustainable Development

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Household Metabolism and Sustainability: Some Introductory Remarksp. 1
Household Metabolism in the Context of Sustainability and Environmental Qualityp. 7
Analysis of Household Metabolic Flowsp. 35
Household Energy Requirementsp. 64
Developments in Household Composition in Europep. 82
Spatial Aspects of Housingp. 101
From Household to Urban Metabolism: Ecological Renewal of Neighborhoodsp. 121
Household Consumption, Quality of Life, and Environmental Impacts: A Psychological Perspective and Empirical Studyp. 141
Economic Aspects of Household Metabolismp. 184
The Effects of Public Policies on Household Metabolismp. 212
Diagnosing and Evaluating Household Metabolismp. 236
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9781853834820
ISBN-10: 1853834823
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 14.99  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1