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Results and outlook Task 25

19 December 2017

Results and outlook Task 25 (2017): Business models for a more effective market uptake of DSM energy services for SMEs and communities.


Task 24: Designing a Behaviour Change Programme for Hospital Facilities Staff

12 December 2017

The purpose of this report is to describe the novel collaborative process by which the second largest hospital network in North America (Carolinas HealthCare System, CHS) developed, together with Task 24 and a group of energy experts, a behaviour change programme for building operators. Early measurements show that the programme could lead to energy savings of up to 30%. This Energy Connect programme was designed and implemented to allow other hospital and commercial building managers to implement similar programmes. The culture of energy use differs across any given region and, thus, no single programme can be equally applied in all locations. This paper describes the process that was used to create the programme, along with a description of the programme itself. As the programme (evaluation) is still underway, a future report will concentrate on outcomes and learnings.

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Task 25 – Dutch context analysis

14 November 2017

Dutch context analysis and Business Models case studies for a more Effective uptake of DSM energy services for SMEs and communities. This analysis uses a multi-level perspective to describe the relevant context for business models in the market that sell energy efficient products or services or both. As there is an impact of contextual factors on the development of business models and businesses in general a context analysis can be considered useful.


Task 25 – Swiss context analysis

14 November 2017

Swiss context analysis and Business Models case studies for a more Effective uptake of DSM energy services for SMEs and communities. This analysis uses a multi-level perspective

to describe the relevant context for business models in the market that sell energy efficient
products or services or both. As there is an impact of contextual factors on the development
of business models and businesses in general a context analysis can be considered useful.

Task 25 – Swedish context analysis

14 November 2017

Swedisch context analysis and Business Models case studies for a more Effective uptake of DSM energy services for SMEs and communities.

Effective business model design and entrepreneurial skills for energy efficiency services

14 November 2017

Energy services are increasingly considered to be a good delivery mechanism for Energy Efficiency. In the energy system we witness a transition from a system consisting of products, outputs, elements suppliers and transactions to a system consisting of solutions, outcomes, relationships, network partners and ecosystems, packaged as services. This paper discusses how these energy services can be brought to the market.


Task 24 – Policy Brief

9 November 2017

Behaviour change in DSM: Or how monsters, fairy tales and magic carpets can help change behaviours.


Task 25 – Conference paper: Mind your business: entrepreneurs, their dynamic capabilities, context and new business models for energy efciency services

26 October 2017

It is expected that as many as two thirds of the total potential for energy savings in 2035 will not be exploited. Energy services are considered to be a good delivery mechanism for Energy Efficiency. To bring these energy services to the market, the first step is a good business model. User-centred approaches to business model design are key as they are characterized by user involvement and interaction in different stages of the supply chain. A second element of importance to delivering effective energy efficiency services are the dynamic capabilities of business model developers and providers of services to focus on this customer perspective and tailor their services. A third element of relevance to understanding how to deliver more effective energy efficiency is the context influencing the model. In this paper, we discuss findings from our empirical analysis, which led to the identification of four business models for delivering energy efficiency services, the dynamic capabilities the entrepreneurs demonstrate in delivering more value to end-users, and we explore the policy needs for delivering user centred business models for energy services.

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TASK 24 – Narratives and Storytelling in Energy and Climate Change Research

13 September 2017

Energy and climate change research has been dominated by particular methods and approaches to defining and addressing problems, accomplished by gathering and analysing the corresponding forms of evidence. This special issue starts from the broad concepts of stories, narratives, and storytelling to go beyond these analytic conventions, approaching the intersection of nature, humanity, and technology in multiple ways, using lenses from social sciences, humanities, and practitioners’ perspectives. The contributors use stories as data objects to gather, analyse, and critique; stories as an approach to research an inquiry; narrative analysis as a way of crystallising arguments and assumptions; and storytelling as a way of understanding, communicating, and influencing others. In using these forms of evidence and communication, and applying methods, analytical stances, and interpretations that these invite, something new and different results. This essay is a brief introduction to how, in our view, stories and their kin fit in energy and climate change research. We outline the diversity of data, approaches, and goals represented in the contributions to the special issue. And we reflect on some of the challenges of, and possibilities for, continuing to develop ‘stories’ as data sources, as modes of inquiry, and as creative paths toward social engagement.


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