The MULTILOCAL-project explores energy demand as an outcome of multilocal social practices particularly in the context of second home dwellers. The project gains understanding on how energy demand is affected through social practices of multi-locality; what kinds of opportunities and tensions multi-locality brings to energy transition; and how political interventions on multi-locality could be reimagined for sustainable societies.
The project advances the conceptualisation of energy demand as a socio-technically rooted phenomenon and gains nuanced understanding of the linkages of energy demand and social developments. The study will also contribute to the policy agenda by developing a research-based set of guidelines for supporting less energy intensive practices across different societal scales.
Research Council of Finland