Background and activities

I am professor in Science and Technology Studies at Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU. I have a master and Phd in sociology from NTNU (1992 and 1998). Since 2005 I have been head of the department.

Reseach interest: 

  • Technology and everyday life

  • RRI
  • Energy consumption

  • Welfare technology

  • Climate, energy and buildings

  • Energymarkets

I am currently involved in these projects/research groups:

  • NTNU Biotechnology "Responsible Research and Innovation"
  • Policy Learning (Censes/NFR)
  • Posthuman perspectives on welfare technology (HF, NTNU)
  • Crafting Climate (NFR)
  • Zero emissions buildings (ZEB/NFR)



Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database




  • Aune, Margrethe; Ryghaug, Marianne; Godbolt, Åsne Lund. (2011) Comfort, consciousness and costs – transitions in Norwegian energy culture 1991-2010. Energy efficiency first: The foundation of a low-carbon society. ECEEE 2011 Summer Study Proceedings.
  • Støa, Eli; Manum, Bendik; Aune, Margrethe. (2011) Drømmen om det enkle liv - et grunnlag for en mer bærekraftig hyttekultur?. Norske hytter i endring. Om bærekraft og behag.


  • Aune, Margrethe; Berker, Thomas; Bye, Robert. (2008) The missing link which was already there: building operators and energy management in non-residential buildings. Facilities. vol. 27 (1/2).


  • Aschehoug, Øyvind; Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Hestnes, Anne Grete; Novakovic, Vojislav; Matusiak, Barbara; Ryghaug, Marianne; Aune, Margrethe; Berker, Thomas; Stene, Jørn; Bye, Robert. (2007) Smarte energieffektive bygninger. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2007. ISBN 978-82-519-2237-1.
  • Aune, Margrethe. (2007) Energy comes home. Energy Policy. vol. 35 (11).
  • Aune, Margrethe; Berker, Thomas. (2007) Energiforbruk i boliger og yrkesbygg: utfordringer og muligheter. Mellom klima og komfort - utfordringer for en bærekraftig energiutvikling.
  • Aune, Margrethe; Berker, Thomas; Bye, Robert. (2007) Lærende bygg. Smarte energieffektive bygninger.
  • Aune, Margrethe; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2007) Mellom klima og komfort - utfordringer for en bærekraftig energiutvikling. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2007. ISBN 978-82-519-2276-0.


  • Aune, Margrethe. (2005) Rätt attitud räcker inte för att leve energisnålt!. Vardagens Elvanor.
  • Aune, Margrethe; Bye, Robert. (2005) Buildings that learn - the role of building operators. Energy Savings: What works & who delivers ECEEE 2005 Summer Study Proceedings.


  • Levold, Nora; Aune, Margrethe. (2003) "Cooking Gender": Hjem, kjønn og teknologi. Sosiologisk Tidsskrift. vol. 11 (03).


  • Aune, Margrethe. (2002) �Users versus Utilities � the Domestication of an Energy Controlling Technology". Jamison A and H Rohracher: Technology Studies & Sustainable Development.
  • Aune, Margrethe; Berker, Thomas; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2002) Needs, roles and participation. A review of social science literature on users in technological design. 2002. STS arbeidsnotat/ working paper (58/02).


  • Aune, Margrethe; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (2001) Teaching transformed? The appropriation of multimedia in education: The case of Norway. Social learning technologies. The introduction of multimedia in education.


  • Sørensen, Knut Holtan; Aune, Margrethe; Hatling, Morten. (2000) Against linearity - On the Cultural Appropriation of Science and Technology. Between Understanding and Trust. The Public, Science and Technology.


  • Aune, Margrethe. (1998) Nøktern eller Nytende. Energiforbruk og hverdagsliv i norske husholdninger. 1998. Dr.grads avhandling.


  • Aune, Margrethe; Sørensen, Knut Holtan. (1996) Energisparing under energirikelighet? : norske husholdningers energiforbruk, energisyn og livsstil. ProSus rapport.