New research methods in identifying motivations for energy efficiency refurbishment of owner-occupied homes

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New research methods in identifying motivations for energy efficiency refurbishment of owner-occupied homes. / Organ, S.; Squires, G.; Proverbs, D. G.; Squires, Graham.

WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. Vol. 179 VOLUME 1 2014. p. 487-498.

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Organ, S, Squires, G, Proverbs, DG & Squires, G 2014, New research methods in identifying motivations for energy efficiency refurbishment of owner-occupied homes. in WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. vol. 179 VOLUME 1, pp. 487-498, 8th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, SC 2013, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 3/12/13. https://doi.org/10.2495/SC130411

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Organ, S., Squires, G., Proverbs, D. G., & Squires, G. (2014). New research methods in identifying motivations for energy efficiency refurbishment of owner-occupied homes. In WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (Vol. 179 VOLUME 1, pp. 487-498) https://doi.org/10.2495/SC130411

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Organ S, Squires G, Proverbs DG, Squires G. New research methods in identifying motivations for energy efficiency refurbishment of owner-occupied homes. In WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. Vol. 179 VOLUME 1. 2014. p. 487-498 https://doi.org/10.2495/SC130411

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Organ, S. ; Squires, G. ; Proverbs, D. G. ; Squires, Graham. / New research methods in identifying motivations for energy efficiency refurbishment of owner-occupied homes. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. Vol. 179 VOLUME 1 2014. pp. 487-498

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