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Energies 2019, 12(6), 1027; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12061027

What Affects the Progress and Transformation of New Residential Building Energy Efficiency Promotion in China: Stakeholders’ Perceptions

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School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
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School of Built Environment, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AW, UK
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Received: 16 February 2019 / Revised: 10 March 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 16 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Both New and Rehabilitated)
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Nationwide energy efficiency (EE) promotion of new residential buildings is affected by multiple factors regarding policies, markets, technologies, capacities, and economics. The perceived influences of these factors by stakeholders are crucial to the effectiveness evaluation of current policies and the selection of policy instruments. However, they are normally assumed or taken for granted. The knowledge gap between stakeholders’ perceptions and research assumptions may lead to researchers’ recognition bias. Correspondingly, this paper aims to identify the significant factors, perceived by frontline stakeholders, influencing nationwide EE promotion of new residential buildings before 2020 and 2030. Factors were collected through literature review and their influence were evaluated via Analytical Hierarchy Process based on the data collected in the questionnaires distributed to 32 institutes. The theory of Nested Policy Design Framework and Policy Environment was used to structure the hierarchy and generate policy implications. Results indicate that (1) policy factors are of the greatest influence before 2020 and market perfection factors will have great influences from 2020 to 2030, indicating the transformation of governance arrangement to “market-based” and “network-based” from the current legal-based system; and (2) factors regarding market needs are of significant influence in both terms, revealing the way the transformation should be accomplished. View Full-Text
Keywords: analytical hierarchy process; energy efficiency promotion; influencing factors; residential buildings; policy design analytical hierarchy process; energy efficiency promotion; influencing factors; residential buildings; policy design
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Li, Y.; Zhu, N.; Qin, B. What Affects the Progress and Transformation of New Residential Building Energy Efficiency Promotion in China: Stakeholders’ Perceptions. Energies 2019, 12, 1027.

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