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Accelerating the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations is a key coverage lever on the way to lessen the environmental influence of constructions. This ebook presents a wide, systemic standpoint at the explanations of the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations in Switzerland and coverage suggestions for accelerating the diffusion approach. particularly, the booklet offers an outline of the societal challenge state of affairs during which the diffusion approach occurs and an research of the actors concerned. It presents a close clarification of the explanations of the diffusion approach that synthesizes insights from the engineering, economics, advertising, sociology, conversation reports and political technology literature. It employs the approach Dynamics technique to simulate the diffusion approach and learn coverage levers. The e-book proposes laws and a comic strip of a enterprise version as relatively promising public coverage interventions. It concludes with an summary of a everyday idea of the diffusion of sustainable applied sciences.

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Ulli-Beer and me wrote a proposal for funding, and early 2012, when this study was completed, spectacular changes occurred in the societal problem situation addressed by this study. The literature, both scientific and from practitioners, addressing the fields of climate change, energy use and buildings developed spectacularly. Therefore, I conducted desktop research and testing and verification of my results throughout the research process. 1 Literature Review Reviewing the literature is a routine component of academic writing.

3 Description of the Research Process The research design, as I described it above, had to be further specified. In particular, appropriate methods had to be chosen and applied in a sensible and efficient manner. 3 See Jackson (1991, 2000, 2003) for introductions into the broad field of Systems Thinking. See for example Lane and Oliva (1998), Rodriguez-Ulloal and Paucar-Caceres (2005) or PaucarCaceres and Rodriguez-Ulloal (2006). 5 The following discussion of grounded theory is highly stylized towards its usefulness for this study.

16) propose the following seven stages: (1) system identification and definition, (2) system conceptualization, (3) model formulation, (4) analysis of model behavior, (5) model evaluation, (6) policy analysis and (7) model use or implementation. • Sterman (2000, p. 85) conceptualizes the System Dynamics modeling process as consisting of the following five steps: (1) problem articulation (boundary selection), (2) formulation of dynamic hypothesis, (3) formulation of a simulation model, (4) testing, (5) policy design and evaluation.

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