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Motivations for Investment in Smart Technologies and Energy Efficiency (MISTEE): The Case of Residential Buildings
Responsable du projet Mehdi Farsi
Martin Jakob
   
Collaborateur Sylvain Weber
Benedikt Maciosek

Jonas Müller
   
Résumé Along with energy innovations and related business models, there aris-es a paradigm shift in households’ investment in buildings’ energy effi-ciency and smart technologies. We argue that this shift needs to be adequately addressed in Switzerland’s energy policy. Various invest-ment opportunities especially in renewable energy sources, now availa-ble to both owners and tenants, bring about new trade-offs with previ-ously available investment options. New investment opportunities call for adapted policies, hence a need for understanding individual invest-ment motivations and barriers. We propose two micro-level surveys to study the decision mechanisms and motivations for household invest-ments for building owners as well as tenants of residential buildings. In particular we study the impact of various trade-offs on investment be-haviour across several groups of households. We apply a stated-preferences method to a sample of households including tenants. Moreover, we use the revealed-preferences approach for a sample of owners that benefited from existing subsidies.
   
Mots-clés Energy Efficiency, Residential Buildings, Renewable Energy
   
Type de projet Recherche appliquée
Domaine de recherche Energy Economics
Source de financement Swiss Federal Office of Energy
Etat En cours
Début de projet 1-9-2019
Fin du projet 31-6-2022
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