Planning and Energy Use

Næss, Petter: Fysisk planlegging og energibruk

Environmentally and economically it is desirable to limit, and preferably reduce, society’s energy consumption. This book addresses the ways in which one can rise to that challenge within the field of planning. Attention is focused largely on planning in urban and built-up areas, but the situation in more sparsely populated localities is not ignored.
The book is based on the author’s inquiry into how the development patterns in towns and built-up areas affect transport energy requirements. This leads to a discussion about the ways planning can influence energy needs in buildings and the possibility of exploiting environmentally friendly energy sources. The book also looks at how energy efficient principles in planning accord with other environmental considerations, development budgets and the consumer’s demands and expectations regarding their residential areas.
Planning and Energy Use will appeal principally to students and professionals within the field of planning. It is designed to be used as a textbook in institutions offering courses in planning. It is also of value to researchers and practitioners. This is a book almost totally devoid of any unnecessarily complicated professional jargon and presents a contemporary theme in an engaging manner.

First published: 1997, Universitetsforlaget

Petter Næss: Biography and bibliography

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