Accelerating innovation in buildings
The research aims at identifying and overcoming problem areas that hinders innovation in the built environment. Also whether current governance structures regarding planning, production and operation of buildings promote change and innovation.
By change and innovation we mean incentives to invest in and install technologies promoting resource-efficient operation throughout the building's expected lifetime, and also the ability of existing governance structures to foster collective action towards the creation of better and fairer living conditions. Change or transformation in this aspect involves not only financial and technological aspects, but also the relationships between social, economic, financial, cultural, and political aspects.
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Anund Vogel, J., Lundqvist, P., Blomkvist, P., Arias, J., 2015, Problem areas related to energy efficiency implementation in Swedish multifamily building, Energy Efficiency, DOI: 10.1007/s12053-015-9352-4
Anund Vogel, J., Lind, H., Lundqvist, P., 2016, Who is Governing the Commons: Studying Swedish Housing Cooperatives, Housing, Theory and Society, DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2016.1186730
Vogel, J.A., Lind, H., Holm, C. 2019. Incentivising innovation in the construction sector: the role of consulting contracts. Construction Economics and Building, 19:2, 181-196. https://doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v19i2.6613