The energy performance of office buildings throughout their building process

A.G. Entrop, G.P.M.R. Dewulf

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Abstract

Many innovative techniques and policy measures have been introduced to reduce energy consumption. Despite the high ambitions and societal pressures, the adoption rate of energy measures in office buildings is still low. Using adoption theories this paper provides a framework to analyse the adoption process of energy saving techniques in building processes. This framework is used to analyse the design and building processes of four Dutch office buildings. In these processes the roles of the stakeholders, in relation to the adoption of energy measures, are identified during every phase of the building projects. It enables us to better understand by which means certain stakeholders can exert influence on adopting or rejecting certain energy concepts and measures. The complex network of temporary relationships among stakeholders makes it hard to turn high ambitions into a broad adoption of multiple energy techniques, which can lower the energy use or which make use of renewable sources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMISBE2011
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the international conference on management and innovation for a sustainable built environment, 19-23 June 2011, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
EditorsJ.W.F. Wamelink, R.P. Geraedts, L. Volker
Place of PublicationDelft, the Netherlands
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789052693958
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2011
EventInternational Conference on Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment, MISBE 2011 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Jun 201123 Jun 2011

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment, MISBE 2011
Abbreviated titleMISBE
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period19/06/1123/06/11

Keywords

  • Stakeholder
  • Office
  • Energy measures
  • Decision making

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    Entrop, A. G., & Dewulf, G. P. M. R. (2011). The energy performance of office buildings throughout their building process. In J. W. F. Wamelink, R. P. Geraedts, & L. Volker (Eds.), MISBE2011: Proceedings of the international conference on management and innovation for a sustainable built environment, 19-23 June 2011, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Delft, the Netherlands: Delft University of Technology.