Indoor climate gained attention in Switzerland in the late 19th century as a means to preserve human health.
Relieving the housewife: Gender and the promise of geothermal district heating in Reykjavík, 1930s–1970s
Between 1939 and 1944, the City of Reykjavík in Iceland built a geothermal district heating utility that enabled the inhabitants to transition from coal to geothermal heating.
The breakthrough of the 21 degrees culture in Denmark. Undoing and doing gender in Danish home making after 1945
The energizing of Danish homes after World War II introduced a new heating culture, which paved the way for new lifestyles.
At the same time that urban American hearths and kitchens became dependent upon coal, proscriptive accounts of gendered domesticity grew in popularity. Buying coal was a man’s world, full of sharp dealings, underhanded sellers, and cutthroat competition.
The history of heat-as-a-service for promoting domestic demand-side flexibility: Lessons from the case of Budget Warmth
Heat-as-a-Service (HaaS) involves the provision of agreed room temperatures at certain times for a fixed fee, instead of charging for energy use on a per-unit basis.
This paper provides an account of how past changes in energy demand have affected the balancing of the UK’s gas systems between the introduction of gaslight in 1795 and the present day.