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Identifying and Mitigating Structural Barriers to Diffusion of Energy-Saving Technologies in the Building Industry

Precourt Energy Efficiency Center

Dana Gavrieli, civil and environmental engineering;  Raymond E. Levitt, civil and environmental engineering; Erica L. Plambeck, Graduate School of Business

Research will: Identify and document the key organizational, inter-organizational, and industry barriers to widespread adoption of energy-saving building technologies; use case studies to document examples of governmental regulations or incentives and corporate strategies that have successfully overcome these barriers; develop preliminary hypotheses about strategic and policy interventions that can overcome these barriers; and prepare and submit one or more proposals for substantial external funding for follow-on research, industry outreach and executive education.