Co-Evolution of Standards in Innovation Systems

The Dynamics of Voluntary and Legal Building Codes

  • Stefan N. Grösser

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Stage and Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefan N. Grösser
      Pages 3-24
    3. Stefan N. Grösser
      Pages 25-40
    4. Stefan N. Grösser
      Pages 41-71
    5. Stefan N. Grösser
      Pages 73-109
  3. Scientific Contributions

  4. Closing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Stefan N. Grösser
      Pages 245-257
    3. Stefan N. Grösser
      Pages 259-266
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 267-267

About this book


Mitigating climate change is one of the most profound challenges facing humankind. In industrialized countries, the residential housing sector produces roughly one-fourth of the greenhouse gas emissions. One solution to reduce these emissions is the availability of building codes that require high levels of energy efficiency. Given the current scientific knowledge, more research is needed to gain a proper systemic understanding of the underlying socio-economic and technical system. Such an understanding is crucial for developing high energy-efficiency standards because this system develops gradually over time and cannot be changed swiftly.

This book creates a feedback-rich simulation model for analyzing the effects of different administrative policies on energy demand, the improvement of energy efficiency by means of building codes, and reductions in the greenhouse gas emissions. The dynamic model can contribute substantially to the discourse on energy policies and guide effective administrative interventions. The book will be a valuable resource for officials in the public energy administration, as well as researchers in the areas of innovation, diffusion processes, co-evolution, standardization, and simulation modelling.


Building Codes Energy Efficiency Innovation Systems Simulation Modelling Systems Dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan N. Grösser
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Management (IfB-HSG), HSG System Dynamic GroupUniversity of St. GallenSt.GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2857-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2858-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
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