Project

Modelling individual decision processes and the influence of in-termediaries on the diffusion of energy efficiency measures and renewable energies in buildings (DiffusionEE)

The project map to illustrate individual decision processes and relevant actor relationships in an energy system model for buildings. It is the aim to improve the predictive power of scenarios for the diffusion of energy efficiency measures and renewable heat supply systems in existing buildings and new builds in Germany by considering aspects of technology acceptance. The basis for the energy system modelling is the bottom-up simulation model INVERT/EE-Lab with the agent-based investment decision module INVERT-Agents.

In line with the interdisciplinary project approach, the work is split into two coordinating packages (WP1 and 6), three WPs with a so-cio-psychological focus (WP2-4) and a modelling WP (WP5). WP1 covers general project coordination, while WP6 deals with the in-terdisciplinary exchange concerning methodology. These two WPs act as the bookends for the project. WP2-4 constitute the project’s scientific hub. WP2 studies the decision behaviour of owners of residential building; WP3 the decision behaviour of owners of non-residential building; and WP4 examines the influence and bidding behaviour of intermediaries. Based on qualitative and quantitative surveys (interviews, questionnaires, stated choice), these three WPs provide the input to WP5, which models the development of build-ings’ heat demand.

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Duration

2016 – 2019

Client

  • Projektträger Jülich Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Partner

  • Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH) Aachen, Germany

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