A Rich Model of the Diffusion Dynamics of Energy-Efficient Renovations

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


This chapter addresses the following research question: “How should the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations be represented in a large System Dynamics simulation model? Further, what can be learned from that model” In order to answer this question, this chapter integrates insights from the analytical chapters 3 through 6 into a System Dynamics simulation model. The majority of this chapter is devoted to describing the structure and base behavior of the simulation model. In addition, this chapter presents selected insights from the analysis of the model and reports on model testing.


Construction Cost Base Scenario Housing Type Technological Quality Renovation Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Greenwood Strategic Advisors AGUnterägeriSwitzerland

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