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Simulation-Based Analysis of Energy and Carbon Emissions in the Housing Sector

A System Dynamics Approach

  • Michael Gbolagade Oladokun
  • Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Michael Gbolagade Oladokun, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa
    Pages 1-11
  3. Michael Gbolagade Oladokun, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa
    Pages 13-49
  4. Michael Gbolagade Oladokun, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa
    Pages 51-75
  5. Michael Gbolagade Oladokun, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa
    Pages 77-95
  6. Michael Gbolagade Oladokun, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa
    Pages 97-138
  7. Michael Gbolagade Oladokun, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa
    Pages 139-188
  8. Michael Gbolagade Oladokun, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa
    Pages 189-219
  9. Michael Gbolagade Oladokun, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa
    Pages 221-225
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 227-287

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the development of a system dynamics-based model that can capture the future trajectories of housing energy and carbon emissions. It approaches energy and carbon emissions in the housing sector as a complex socio-technical problem involving the analysis of intrinsic interrelationships among dwellings, occupants and the environment.
 
Based on an examination of the UK housing sector but with relevance worldwide, the book demonstrates how the systems dynamics simulation can be used as a learning laboratory regarding future trends in housing energy and carbon emissions. The authors employ a pragmatic research strategy, involving the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data to develop a model. The book enriches readers’ understanding of the complexity involved in housing energy and carbon emissions from a systems-thinking perspective. As such, it will be of interest to researchers in the fields of architectural engineering, housing studies and climate change, while also appealing to industry practitioners and policymakers specializing in housing energy.

Keywords

Energy Consumption Carbon Emissions UK Housing Sector System Dynamics Energy Demand Climate Change Housing energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Gbolagade Oladokun
    • 1
  • Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75346-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75345-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75346-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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