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Diffusion Dynamics of Energy-Efficient Renovations

Causalities and Policy Recommendations

  • Provides a synthesis of the current literature on energy-efficiency in buildings

  • States policy recommendations and regulations on the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations

  • Presents a generic model of the diffusion of sustainability technologies


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


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. 


Diffusion of Innovations Energy Efficiency Societal Transitions System Dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Greenwood Strategic Advisors AGUnterägeriSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diffusion Dynamics of Energy-Efficient Renovations
  • Book Subtitle Causalities and Policy Recommendations
  • Authors Matthias otto Müller
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Energy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Energy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-37174-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52373-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-37175-2
  • Series ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-1292
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 342
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Efficiency
    Building Construction and Design
    Sustainable Development
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