Decision making processes and the adoption of energy saving techniques in social housing

Alexis Gerardus Entrop, Geert P.M.R. Dewulf

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Many innovative techniques and large policy measures have been introduced to reduce energy consumption. Despite the high ambitions and societal pressures, the adoption rate of energy measures is still low. Using adoption theories this paper provides a framework to analyse the adoption process of energy saving techniques in building processes. The stakeholders in the adoption process of energy measures are analysed during every phase of a building project. This framework is used to analyse four projects of a social housing corporation. The low rate of adoption of energy saving techniques can be explained by the large number and variety of stakeholders involved.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationConstruction research congress 2010, 8 - 10 May 2010, Banff, Alberta, Canada
EditorsJanaka Buwanpura, Yasser Mehamed, Sang Hyun Lee
Place of PublicationReston, Virginia, United States of America
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-0-7844-1109-4
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2010
EventASCE Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Banff, Canada
Duration: 8 May 201010 May 2010

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ConferenceASCE Construction Research Congress 2010


  • METIS-262788
  • IR-77279

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