Sustainable Service Systems (S3)

The S3 Group focuses on demand-side systems as entry points for sustainable transformations. The group analyses demand for energy and materials through the lens of service provision of mobility, shelter, and consumer goods, as well as how lifestyle changes can contribute to consumption reduction.

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The S3 Group have two overarching research objectives. First, to understand the evolution of behaviors and lifestyles around energy services and assess their environmental impacts; and second, to identify and understand policy interventions that can change behaviors and lifestyles to minimize environmental impacts. The group’s research binds together work on three domains that are critical for a transformation toward sustainable societies, namely buildings, mobility, and consumer goods, which are connected through changes in infrastructures and lifestyles. S3 aims to establish and lead a research community on demand-side transitions and to innovate conceptual frameworks for demand-side model comparisons.


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Last edited: 29 March 2021

CONTACT DETAILS

Bas van Ruijven

Research Group Leader

Sustainable Service Systems Research Group|Energy

Climate

and Environment Program

T +43(0) 2236 807 288

PUBLICATIONS

Dianati, K., Schäfer, L., Milner, J., Gomez Sanabria, A. , Gitau, H., Hale, J., Langmaack, H., Kiesewetter, G., et al. (2021). A System Dynamics-based Scenario Analysis of Residential Solid Waste Management in Kisumu, Kenya. Science of the Total Environment 777, e146200. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146200.

Zakeri, B. , Cross, S., Dodds, P.E., & Castagneto Gissey, G. (2021). Policy options for enhancing economic profitability of residential solar photovoltaic with battery energy storage. Applied Energy 290, e116697. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116697.

Xu, M., Qin, Z., & Zhang, S. (2021). Integrated assessment of cleaning air policy in China: a case study for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. Journal of Cleaner Production 296, e126596. 10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126596.

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