Lecture Notes in Energy

Diffusion Dynamics of Energy-Efficient Renovations

Causalities and Policy Recommendations

Authors: Müller, Matthias Otto

  • 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
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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. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Müller, Matthias Otto

    Pages 3-25

  • Research Design and Methods

    Müller, Matthias Otto

    Pages 27-48

  • Climate Change, Energy Use Patterns and the Stock of Buildings: Outline of a Societal Problem Situation

    Müller, Matthias Otto

    Pages 51-114

  • A Small Model for the Analysis of the Transformation of the Stock of Buildings

    Müller, Matthias Otto

    Pages 115-142

  • Actors in the Societal Problem Situation

    Müller, Matthias Otto

    Pages 143-185

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eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37174-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52373-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diffusion Dynamics of Energy-Efficient Renovations
Book Subtitle
Causalities and Policy Recommendations
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Energy
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37175-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37175-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37174-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52373-5
Series ISSN
2195-1284
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 342
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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