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Diffusion Dynamics of Energy-Efficient Renovations

Causalities and Policy Recommendations

  • Matthias otto Müller

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Questions and Approach of the Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthias Otto Müller
      Pages 3-25
    3. Matthias Otto Müller
      Pages 27-48
  3. Analytical Perspectives: Toward a Systemic Model of the Societal Problem Situation

  4. Results: A Synthetic Model for Policy Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Matthias Otto Müller
      Pages 253-286
  5. Discussion and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Matthias Otto Müller
      Pages 289-307
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-342

About this book

Introduction

Accelerating the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations is a key policy lever in order to reduce the environmental impact of buildings. This book provides a broad, systemic perspective on the causes of the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations in Switzerland and policy recommendations for accelerating the diffusion process. Specifically, the book provides a description of the societal problem situation within which the diffusion process takes place and an analysis of the actors involved. It provides a detailed explanation of the causes of the diffusion process that synthesizes insights from the engineering, economics, marketing, sociology, communication studies and political science literature. It employs the System Dynamics methodology to simulate the diffusion process and analyze policy levers. The book proposes two regulations and a sketch of a business model as particularly promising public policy interventions. It concludes with an outline of a generic theory of the diffusion of sustainable technologies. 

Keywords

Diffusion of Innovations Energy Efficiency Societal Transitions System Dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthias otto Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Greenwood Strategic Advisors AGUnterägeriSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37175-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37174-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37175-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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