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Paper eres2013_137:
Technological Development of Energy-Efficient Construction and Effect on Project Profitability

id eres2013_137
authors Zalejska-Jonsson, Agnieszka (Agnes); Hans Lind
year 2013
title Technological Development of Energy-Efficient Construction and Effect on Project Profitability
source 20th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Vienna, Austria
summary Energy-efficiency has received much attention from policy makers and the issue of reducing energy consumption in buildings has faced a true challenge in balancing incitements, restrictions and cost-effectiveness for required changes. The literature shows that technological change and technology diffusion is an important factor in overcoming cost barriers. On the other hand, before adaptation process begins the new technology must show possibility for profit and return on costs. This paper aims at discussing technological change in building construction in context of diffusion and adaptation of very low-energy technological solutions. We are tracing technological development in three aspects: wall construction, windows energy-efficiency improvement and mechanical ventilation, solutions used preliminary in construction of passive houses. We examine how those technological changes influenced cost-effectiveness and profitability of low-energy building projects. The investigation is approached by analysis of market and policy incentives and the role those factors had on diffusion of new energy-efficient technologies.
keywords Energy-efficiency, Innovation, Technological change, Green buildings, Cost
series ERES:conference
type paper session
email agnes.jonsson@abe.kth.se
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session C-6: Green Buildings & Environmental Policies
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