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Business Models in the context of carbon mitigation: New Questions and Approaches illustrated by the Example of Energy Performance Contracting in Germany

Honold, Anika 1; Lützkendorf, Thomas 1; Lohse, R.
1 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The German government has set ambitious climate protection targets to limit global warming. The goal is to achieve an energy efficient and almost climate-neutral building stock by 2050. This will require, among other actions, a reduction of the primary energy demand of buildings by up to 95% by the end of 2050. In order to achieve an almost climate-neutral building stock, measures for deep energy retrofit are required. In addition to an existing financial demand, there are additional barriers to the expansion of activities to improve the energy performance and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the existing building stock. One way to overcome these barriers are novel business models such as Energy Performance Contracting (EPC). The question arises as to whether and how the reduction of GHG emissions can be taken into account in the savings guarantees as they are typical for EPCs. This and other questions are addressed in the paper using conjoint analysis. Among other results, it is pointed out that specific approaches are required for different target groups such as the public sector and private homeowners. Finally, recommendations for further action are given. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000127834
Veröffentlicht am 18.12.2020
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften – Institut für Informationswirtschaft und Marketing (IISM)
Ökonomie und Ökologie des Wohnungsbaus (OEW)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1755-1307
KITopen-ID: 1000127834
Erschienen in BEYOND 2020 - World Sustainable Built Environment conference, 2-4 November 2020, online
Veranstaltung Beyond - World Sustainable Built Environment Conference (2020), Online, 02.11.2020 – 04.11.2020
Verlag Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd (IOP Publishing Ltd)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 022062
Serie IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science ; 588
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