Drs Alexa Spence and Murray Goulden have been awarded a prize from the British Sociological Association for a recent paper on the role of Facilities Management in energy conservation and efficiency in the workplace – check out the paper here:
The prize giving will be in Spring 2016 and the judges commented:
“Goulden and Spence make a strong theoretical and empirical case for paying greater attention to ‘middle agents’ in energy networks, in this case the apparently mundane role of Facilities Manager. Studying these managers provide key insights to the messy issues and conflicting logics that lie behind macro-scale carbon reduction targets. The paper brings together literature on energy consumption and organisational sociology with rich empirical detail, with a welcome eye on practical recommendations for action.”
Congratulations to both!