By Stefan N. Grösser
Mitigating weather switch is among the such a lot profound demanding situations dealing with humankind. In industrialized international locations, the residential housing quarter produces approximately one-fourth of the greenhouse fuel emissions. One technique to lessen those emissions is the provision of establishing codes that require excessive degrees of strength potency. Given the present medical wisdom, extra examine is required to realize a formal systemic figuring out of the underlying socio-economic and technical method. Such an figuring out is essential for constructing excessive energy-efficiency criteria simply because the program develops steadily over the years and can't be replaced quickly.
This booklet creates a feedback-rich simulation version for reading the consequences of other administrative regulations on strength call for, the development of strength potency by way of development codes, and discounts within the greenhouse gasoline emissions. The dynamic version can give a contribution considerably to the discourse on power rules and consultant powerful administrative interventions. The ebook should be a invaluable source for officers within the public strength management, in addition to researchers within the parts of innovation, diffusion techniques, co-evolution, standardization, and simulation modelling.
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I am especially interested in the value of energy efficiency and its development over time. The literature review in Sect. 4 and in particular in Chap. 2 demonstrates a significant and relevant gap about the understanding of the formation of standards in the residential built environment. But before I elaborate on this gap, I shall introduce the concept of energy efficiency. 3 The Concept of Energy Efficiency Energy efficiency, even though it is often used in everyday language and intuitively understood, is challenging to define.
5 Research Objective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Research Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Structure of the Book . . . .
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