Deep Energy Retrofit Guide for Public Buildings

Business and Financial Models

  • Rüdiger Lohse
  • Alexander Zhivov

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Rüdiger Lohse, Alexander Zhivov
    Pages 1-10
  3. Rüdiger Lohse, Alexander Zhivov
    Pages 11-27
  4. Rüdiger Lohse, Alexander Zhivov
    Pages 29-75
  5. Rüdiger Lohse, Alexander Zhivov
    Pages 77-91
  6. Rüdiger Lohse, Alexander Zhivov
    Pages 93-110
  7. Rüdiger Lohse, Alexander Zhivov
    Pages 111-113
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 115-135

About this book


This book provides detailed information on how to set up Deep Energy Retrofits (DERs) in public buildings, and shares in-depth insights into the current status of the major technologies, strategies and practical best practice examples of how to cost-effectively combine them. Case studies from Europe are analyzed with respect to energy use before and after renovation, reasons for undertaking the renovation, co-benefits achieved, resulting cost-effectiveness, and the business models employed.

The building sector holds the potential for tremendous improvements in terms of energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, and energy retrofits to the existing building stock represent a significant opportunity in the transition to a low-carbon future. Moreover, investing in highly efficient building materials and systems can replace long-term energy imports, contribute to cost cutting, and create a wealth of new jobs. Yet, while the technologies needed in order to improve energy efficiency are readily available, significant progress has not yet been made, and “best practices” for implementing building technologies and renewable energy sources are still relegated to small “niche” applications.

Offering essential information on Deep Energy Retrofits, the book offers a valuable asset for architects, public authorities, project developers, and engineers alike.


Deep energy retrofit of public buildings Energy retrofits and energy efficiency Renewable energy resources Low-carbon futures International Energy Agency (IEA)

Authors and affiliations

  • Rüdiger Lohse
    • 1
  • Alexander Zhivov
    • 2
  1. 1.Linkenheim-HochstettenGermany
  2. 2.ChampaignUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14921-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14922-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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