Upgrading building stock by boosting the renovation business

Terttu Vainio, Guangyu Cao

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    Abstract

    The existing building stock has been typically renovated more because of functional and visual obsolescence than technological obsolescence. Today this kind of renovation is not enough; upgrading is needed to fulfil energy efficiency requirements. The existing old companies have conveniently left room for new companies to develop to fill this niche in the market. The risk is that building renovation could remain a perpetual opportunity and that the building stock will eventually be replaced. This is also one among solutions - if supply doesn't meet demand, then the demand must be re-order to meet supply. Another option is mat building renovation will produce a new industry with own identity, production and process models
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of ISHVAC 2011
    Pages1283-1288
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2011 - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 6 Nov 20119 Nov 2011

    Conference

    Conference7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2011
    Abbreviated titleISHVAC 2011
    CountryChina
    CityShanghai
    Period6/11/119/11/11

    Keywords

    • Building stock
    • energy efficiency
    • renovation
    • structural change
    • technological change

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    Vainio, T., & Cao, G. (2011). Upgrading building stock by boosting the renovation business. In Proceedings of ISHVAC 2011 (pp. 1283-1288)