Kotnarovsky G.,Research Team on Innovative Processes |
Morel L.,Research Team on Innovative Processes |
Le Bezvoet M.,Research Team on Innovative Processes |
Nosperger S.,Electricite de France |
Guidat C.,Research Team on Innovative Processes
International Journal of Energy, Environment and Economics | Year: 2013
Would have an energy renovation program built on the principles of a functional economy model taking account economic, environmental and social impacts? The global tension on energy problems leads to new expectations and thus new solutions to improve performance and to reduce energy consumption. After a literature analysis the authors propose an energy efficiency program model based on functional economy principles. The contributions are about six principles and a five dimensions analysis grid to examine a refurbishment buildings program. This method was tested on two on-site experiences managed by a French electricity provider. First results illustrate that a building energy renovation program built with functional economy principles allows us to reveal and increase the benefits for the actors in the building sector and for the community. In reporting on the experimentation, the stakes, associated groups of actors and benefits, the functional economy model is presented as a pertinent analysis framework for introducing and questioning the energy efficiency program. © Nova Science Publishers, Inc.