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Innovation development for highly energy-efficient housing: opportunities and challenges related to the adoption of passive houses

Innovation development for highly energy-efficient housing: opportunities and challenges related to the adoption of passive houses

Mlecnik, Erwin

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Published Delft : Delft University Press, Imprint of IOS Press 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Erwin Mlecnik
ISBN: 1614992355, 1614992363, 9781614992356, 9781614992363
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Dissertation note: Ph. D. Technische Universiteit, Delft 2013
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 422 pages) : illustrations
Series: Sustainable urban areas, 45
Subject: Dwellings Design and construction.; Energiebesparing.; Woningbouw.; ARCHITECTURE Sustainability & Green Design.; Duurzaamheid (milieu); Dwellings Energy conservation.; Dwellings Energy consumption.
Series Title: Sustainable urban areas ; 45.
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  1. Title Page
  2. Contents
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Foreword
  5. Introduction
  6. The passive house market: an innovation research opportunity
  7. Drivers of high energy efficiency
  8. opportunities for innovation
  9. Combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  10. Securing energy supply
  11. Combating the economic crisis
  12. European policy development
  13. The development of the policy framework in the Netherlands
  14. The passive house potential in Belgium and the Netherlands
  15. Problem definition
  16. Goal of the research
  17. Main research question and sub-questions
  18. Research method
  19. Theoretical framework
  20. General innovation frameworkKey elements borrowed from Rogers' innovation framework
  21. General limitations of the research
  22. References
  23. Introduction to Part A: Adoption by enterprises
  24. References
  25. Innovations in passive house projects
  26. Abstract
  27. Introduction
  28. Research framework
  29. Research goal
  30. Research question and approach
  31. Limitations of the research
  32. Theoretical framework
  33. Innovations in passive houses
  34. Definitions and technology criteria
  35. Adoption of innovations in demonstration projects
  36. Opportunities and barriers
  37. Supporting factors in the adoption of innovation
  38. Factors impeding the adoption of innovationSolutions identified
  39. Conclusion
  40. Acknowledgements
  41. References
  42. Opportunities for supplier-led systemic innovation in highly energy-efficient housing
  43. Abstract
  44. Introduction
  45. Research strategy
  46. Theoretical framework
  47. The innovation journey of a supplier in the context of highly energy-efficient housing
  48. Initiating the innovation journey
  49. From incremental to system innovation
  50. From autonomous idea to systemic coordination and cooperation
  51. Further collaboration with the passive house network
  52. Discussion and reflection on theory
  53. Conclusion
  54. AcknowledgementsReferences
  55. Collaboration opportunities in advanced housing renovation
  56. Abstract
  57. Introduction
  58. Research approach
  59. Key concerns on the supply side
  60. Research on web-based portals
  61. Research on actor collaboration
  62. Conclusion
  63. Acknowledgements
  64. References
  65. Development of the passive house market: challenges and opportunities in the transition from innovators to early adopters
  66. Abstract
  67. Introduction
  68. Research strategy
  69. Enterprises involved in the adoption of innovation
  70. Relevance of innovation phases
  71. Relevance of size of enterprises
  72. Collaboration between enterprises
  73. Experiences from a passive house transition to early adoptionEnterprise network data showing transition from innovation to early adoption
  74. Innovator versus early adopter enterprises
  75. Reflection on theory regarding company size and innovation
  76. Opportunities for and barriers to collaboration on the road to early adoption
  77. Conclusion
  78. References
  79. Introduction to Part B: User experiences
  80. References
  81. End-user experiences in nearly zero-energy houses
  82. Abstract
  83. Introduction
  84. Research strategy
  85. End-user experience research in Germany, Austria and Switzerland