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Demand Response: Moving beyond the Technical and Physical Context of Buildings

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DuneWorks, Eschweilerhof 56, 5625 NN Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Technology Futures research institute, Campus Heart, Teesside University, Middlesbrough TS1 3BX, UK
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Presented at the Sustainable Places 2019 (SP 2019), Sardinia, Italy, 5–7 June 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 20(1), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019020023
Published: 12 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Sustainable Places Conference)
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Abstract

This paper discussed the demonstration experiences from an EU funded H2020 project called “Demand Response in Blocks of Buildings” (DR-BOB). The project developed a Demand Response solution and demonstrated that solution at four blocks-of-buildings sites. Based on a comparative analysis of qualitative results from four pilot sites at which the DR BOB solution was demonstrated, we present key lessons that are relevant to consider when initiating demand response at the level of blocks-of-buildings. What has become clear is that organisational (including user-related) conditions are highly relevant—but understudied—for successful DR at a BOB. In order to reflect this finding, we present a framework to assess three key readiness levels of blocks-of-buildings (BOB) for demand Response (DR) in which organisational readiness is included—next to physical, technological and market readiness.
Keywords: demand response; organisational readiness; sociotechnical innovations; users; end-users demand response; organisational readiness; sociotechnical innovations; users; end-users
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Breukers, S.; Crosbie, T. Demand Response: Moving beyond the Technical and Physical Context of Buildings. Proceedings 2019, 20, 23.

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