The energy efficiency behaviour of individuals in large organisations: A case study of a major UK infrastructure operator
Energy consumption behaviours are gradually becoming better-understood. However, there is still a deficit in terms of knowledge of individuals’ energy-use behaviours in organisations, despite a variety of available theories.
This paper addresses this need in three main stages, based on a survey among mid-level managers at a major infrastructure operator in Great Britain.
Authors: Rupert Zierler, Walter Wehrmeyer, Richard Murphy.
Redefining scope: the true environmental impact of smartphones?
The aim of this study is to explore the literature surrounding the environmental impact of mobile phones and the implications of moving from the current business model of selling, using and discarding phones to a product service system based upon a cloud service.
The exploration of the impacts relating to this shift and subsequent change in scope is explored in relation to the life cycle profile of a typical smartphone.
Authors: James Suckling, Jacquetta Lee.
Can the SDGs provide a basis for supply chain decisions in the construction sector?
The construction sector is characterised by complex supply networks delivering unique end products over short time scales. Sustainability has increased in importance but continues to be difficult to implement in this sector; thus, new approaches and practices are needed.
Authors: Roland Clift, Jacquetta Lee, Erica Russell.