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Publikācija: Diffusion Dynamics of Energy Service Companies in the Residential Sector

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in other conference proceedings
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Diffusion Dynamics of Energy Service Companies in the Residential Sector
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Authors Andra Blumberga
Dagnija Blumberga
Gatis Žogla
Claudio Rochas
Marika Rošā
Aiga Barisa
Keywords Energy service company, Energy efficiency, System dynamics, Residential buildings, Energy service contracting
Abstract Energy service contracting (EPC) is one of the private sector instruments to improve end use energy efficiency. The dominant part of EPC projects is implemented in the industrial, governmental and municipal sectors while the residential sector has been less attractive to energy service companies (ESCO). This paper describes the first EPC project implemented in a multi apartment building in Latvia. A combination of this project experience, the system dynamics modelling, and microeconomics theory has been used to develop the system dynamics model to capture the interactions and feedback from the ESCO market for residential building energy efficiency. Three policy tools were tested for use in improving the performance of the system. The purpose of the tests was to facilitate the diffusion (or distribution) of EPC in the residential sector.
Hyperlink: http://www.europment.org/library/2013/venice/EEEAD.pdf 
Reference Blumberga, A., Blumberga, D., Žogla, G., Rochas, C., Rošā, M., Barisa, A. Diffusion Dynamics of Energy Service Companies in the Residential Sector. In: Recent Advances in Mechanics, Fluids, Heat, Elasticity and Electromagnetic Fields: Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Mechanics, Fluids, Heat, Elasticity and Electromagnetic Fields (MFHEEF 2013), Italy, Venice, 28-30 September, 2013. Venice: 2013, pp.70-78. ISBN 9781618042095.
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