A Feedback Perspective on the Diffusion of Energy-Efficient Renovations

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


This chapter addresses the following research question: “What are the most important processes which cause the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations” In order to answer this question, this chapter proposes a dynamic hypothesis of how important actors interact with each other and their environment in order to affect the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations. This chapter presents the main feedback loops that will be implemented into the large SD simulation model.


Housing Market Energy Price Building Design Emission Target Civil Society Actor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Greenwood Strategic Advisors AGUnterägeriSwitzerland

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