Energy consumption in space time activities

Kaj Mäntylä

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    In this article, direct and indirect energy use in connection with spare time activities will be examined. Subject matter includes 18 activities, seven of which involve participation in various entertainment and cultural events. Three activities are related to travel, and eight involve exercise and sports. The following pages set out activity related energy consumption per year, and break down energy use for each activity and individual participant. Both total energy use and consumption per user varies greatly in different activities. Transportation generally makes up 30-90% of the total energy used. Facilities require 10-40%, and equipment generally 5-20 % of the total.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLinkki: research program on consumer habits and energy conservation
    Subtitle of host publicationSummary report
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherUniversity of Helsinki
    ISBN (Print)978-951-45-7357-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesLINKKI: Kuluttajien käyttäytymisen ja energiansäästön tutkimusohjelma. Julkaisu


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