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Exploring Transitions Towards Sustainable Construction: The Case of Near-Zero Energy Buildings in the Netherlands
By: Jesús Rosales-Carreón, César García-Díaz, Volume 18 (1)
Abstract: This paper examines the use of qualitative information in the construction of an agent- based model in order to study the growth of near-Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB’s) in the Netherlands through the innovation systems perspective. Drawing on desktop research and semi-structured interviews, this paper offers two major findings. First, we observed that the difficulties to the development of nZEB’s have been shaped by interaction and institutional barriers: the inner complexity of the building sector has decisively impacted on the growth of nZEB’s. Second, exploring interviewees’ understa ...