Decomposing the effects of time-use shifts on energy consumption

Ashok Sekar

Rochester Institute of Technology

Ashok Sekar is a Ph.D. candidate at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. He is expecting to graduate summer 2017. His research focuses on understanding the relationship between changing human activities and its energy consequence.


Technologies continue to change our daily lifestyles, influencing energy demand. In this article, we use daily time-use patterns as an indicator of lifestyle and attribute changes in energy use to changes in time-use. Using... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Eric Williams (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  2. Ashok Sekar (Rochester Institute of Technology)
  3. Roger Chen (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Topic Areas

• Human behavior and rebound , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Sustainable consumption and production


MS-17 » Accounting for human behavior in industrial ecology (14:00 - Monday, 26th June, Room H)

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