Problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifaily buildings
2015 (English)In: Energy Efficiency, ISSN 1570-646X, E-ISSN 1570-6478Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper investigates problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifamily buildings. The paper first presents a generic list of (theoretical) problem areas identified through a literature survey. Using a qualitative approach, the paper also investigates if the problem areas identified in the literature also have an impact on the Swedish building sector. Results from the interview study reveal a strong coherence between problem areas in the literature and those expressed by the interviewees. However, this paper identifies seven novel challenges that cannot be derived from the list of barriers in the literature. Moreover, results reveal that as many as 12 problem areas have their origin in national factors such as agreement structures, incentive schemes, and cost calculation methods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Energy efficiency, buildings, Sweden, barriers, interview study
Research subject Real Estate and Construction Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165913DOI: 10.1007/s12053-015-9352-4ISI: 000368993200006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84955682049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-165913DiVA: diva2:809118
QC 201602232015-04-302015-04-302016-02-23Bibliographically approved