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Business models for full service energy efficient renovation of single family houses in Nordic countries
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering. (SBER)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering. (SBER)
Segel As, Norway.
Segel As, Norway.
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2012 (English)In: ICAE2012, 2012, 593-602 p.Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Nordic countries significant primary energy efficiency potential exists in houses built before 1980. These old houses need to be renovated, which provides an opportunity for implementation of energy efficiency measures. However, there are several economic and market barriers and the renovation market are dominated by handicraft-based individual solutions. In this project we analyze the opportunities for implementation of one-stop-shop business models where an overall contractor offers full-service renovation packages including consulting, independent energy audit, renovation work, follow-up (independent quality control and commissioning) and financing.

A comparative assessment of emerging business models shows that different types of actors (renovation company, insulation company, energy utility, building product warehouse) can provide such a service. Financing is included in some models. There are differences in how customers are contacted, while the similarities are more on how the service is provided. A main challenge is how to secure independent advising and there is there is uncertainty over who will be responsible for guarantee of the renovation work if the service provider goes bankrupt.

Even though there is strong business potential for one-stop-shop energy renovation concept, still it has been somewhat difficult to start or run such a business. Various options to overcome the barriers to promote energy efficient renovation of detached houses are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 593-602 p.
Keyword [en]
Energy efficient renovation, business model, Nordic countries, single-family houses
National Category
Construction Management
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Civil engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-18734OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-18734DiVA: diva2:527514
Conference
International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2012, Jul 5-8, 2012, Suzhou, China
Available from: 2012-05-21 Created: 2012-05-21 Last updated: 2015-01-12Bibliographically approved

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