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Business Models for Energy Renovation of Residential Buildings

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "G: Energy and Buildings".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 1566

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology, Linnaeus University, SE-35195 Växjö, Sweden
Interests: energy renovation; one-stop shop; business model; business innovation; energy performance contract; district level renovation; household behavior; energy policy; transition management; role of local authorities

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Management in the Built Environment, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: sustainable construction; housing strategies; business models; policy instruments; innovation management; energy efficiency; energy flexibility; circular economy

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Dept. of Built Environment and Energy Technology, Linnaeus University, SE-35195 Växjö, Sweden
Interests: energy efficiency; energy use in built environment; energy renovation;sustainability assessment; business model; energy access

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

There is an urgency to address climate change, security of energy supply, energy poverty, and several other aspects of the Global Agenda 2030. Energy efficiency is key to addressing these challenges. Several studies have recognized that the residential building sector has a significant energy efficiency potential. As an example, in Europe, a large share of buildings, built during the 1960s–1980s, are in need of deep renovation. This provides a unique opportunity for cost-effective implementation of energy efficiency measures. However, the rate of energy renovation is inadequate due to several hindrances, which require policy and market interventions. The renovation market is worth €122 billion in Europe and €76 billion in Asia Pacific. To tap into this huge market and realize the long-term energy efficiency potential, there is a need for innovative business models that address the multitude hindrances and make the energy renovation market attractive to homeowners. Several such business models, e.g., the one-stop-shop models, are emerging in different countries. The main goal of this Special Issue is to gather knowledge of and experience in such models, as well as analysis of household behavior, supply-side issues, energy performance contract, district level renovation, role of public authorities, financing aspects, policy perspective, transition management, or any other aspect related to business models. Papers can take the form of either regular research papers or reviews of relevant research. 

Prof. Dr. Krushna Mahapatra
Dr. Erwin Mlecnik
Dr. Brijesh Mainali
Guest Editors

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  • Energy renovation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Business model
  • One-stop-shop
  • Energy behavior
  • Local authority
  • Energy performance contract
  • District level renovation

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