Thomas Berker
Title: Dr.
Country of residence: Norway
Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture
Role: WG4 co-leader
Address: NTNU Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Telephone: +47 92434811
Date of birth: 11/12/1968
Early Stage Researcher: No
Sex: Male
MC Member: Yes
WG membership:
1, 3, 4

Trained as sociologist and working in a Science and Technology Studies department, I am responsible for the research area “use, operation and implementation” within the Norwegian research centre on zero emission buildings. This includes among many other things research on rebound effects on household level, post occupancy evaluations of energy efficient houses, new forms of ICT based building operation, sustainable innovation in construction, and on barriers to the implementation of feed-in tariffs in Norway.


  • Aune, M., Berker, T., Bye, R., 2009. The missing link which was already there: Building operators and energy management in non-residential buildings. Facilities 27, 44 – 55. Contents: Analysing the role of janitors in energy efficient building operation.

  • Berker, T., 2010. Dealing with uncertainty in sustainable innovation: Mainstreaming and Substitution. Int. J. of Innovation and Sustainable Development 5, 65–79. Contents: Reports the result of a study of innovation strategies used in the case of CO2 based heatpumps and advanced daylight systems.

  • Berker, T., 2011. Domesticating spaces. Socio-Technical Studies and the Built Environment. Space and Culture 14. Contents: A study of how users have “domesticated” two adjacent college buildings with very different outcomes.
    Berker, T., Gansmo, H.J., 2010b. Paradoxes of Design: Energy and Water Consumption and the Aestheticization of Norwegian Bathrooms 1990–2008. Sustainable Development 18, 135–149.

  • Hauge, Å.L., Thomsen, J., Berker, T., 2011. User evaluations of energy efficient buildings: Literature review and further research. Advances in Building Energy Research 5, 109–127.