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.
|Title of host publication||MISBE2011|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the international conference on management and innovation for a sustainable built environment, 19-23 June 2011, Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|Editors||J.W.F. Wamelink, R.P. Geraedts, L. Volker|
|Place of Publication||Delft, the Netherlands|
|Publisher||Delft University of Technology|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jun 2011|
|Event||International Conference on Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment, MISBE 2011 - Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 19 Jun 2011 → 23 Jun 2011
|Conference||International Conference on Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment, MISBE 2011|
|Period||19/06/11 → 23/06/11|
- Energy measures
- Decision making
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.