Abstract for: A Feedback Perspective on the Diffusion of Energy-Efficient Renovations

The diffusion of energy-efficient renovations in Switzerland's stock of buildings is a crucial policy objective, which is seen to alleviate climate and energy policy problems. In this chapter of my forthcoming dissertation thesis, I describe the main feedback loops driving the diffusion of energy-efficient renovations in Switzerland. Specifically, I show how building owners and tenants interact on the housing market. And I show how they interact with technology and public policy interventions. Based on this perspective, I develop preliminary conclusions for the development of thelarger simulation model and I discuss the potential value of my Causal Loop Diagram as a general framework.