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Transformation of the Societal Problem Situation

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

Abstract

This chapter addresses the following research question: “Based on the analysis of the large System Dynamics model and the analytical perspectives, what recommendations can be given to accelerate the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations as well as the reduction of CO2 emissions?” In order to answer this question, this chapter first discusses how a societal problem situation may be transformed in a collaborative manner by involving several actors. This is complementary to chapter 3, where climate change, energy use, and the stock of buildings were described as constituting a societal problem situation. Then, the large simulation model is used to analyze intervention levers, one by one and in packages comprising several levers. Finally, the chapter provides an extensive discussion of how the societal problem situation may be transformed. First, two regulations for the transformation of the stock of buildings are discussed. Second, a business model for organizations is proposed that might support building owners in managing their buildings. Third, interventions into the renovation process that might enhance the efficiency gains obtained from renovations are proposed. And finally, the chapter provides a discussion of what instruments could be used to address the various intervention levers.

Keywords

Energy Efficiency Business Model Heating System Base Scenario Construction Company 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Greenwood Strategic Advisors AGUnterägeriSwitzerland

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