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Building Professionals Facing the Energy Efficiency Challenge

Building Professionals Facing the Energy Efficiency Challenge

Géraldine Molina, Marjorie Musy, Margot Lefranc

ISBN: 978-1-786-30149-9

Feb 2018

346 pages




The aim of this book is to deepen the knowledge of dynamic evolution of professional practices (recomposition of knowledge and know-how, inter-relations, strategic positioning) taking place at the time of the injunction to energy efficiency in the design field, construction and management of real estate. From their experience feedback, the challenge of this book is to question the logic of innovation, to enlighten the dynamic learning and renewal of professional skills.

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Part 1: Introduction: the changing practices of building actors in question (20 to 30 pages of text with illustrations, maps, photographs, diagrams)

This robust introduction presents the investigation and its main results. This is to bring the reader into the concrete manufactures energy-efficient buildings. The emphasis will be placed on locks, brakes, failure factors and the levers and resources that allow stakeholders into concrete work situations to build energy-efficient buildings. The transversal analysis of experience feedback on specific work situations and trajectories of the actors will clarify the characteristics of pioneers and successful operations. Will then be analyzed the recomposition of competencies (knowledge, skills and tools, relational dynamics and inter) stakeholders of the building.
The issues addressed are at the crossroads of the sociology of energy, professions, labor, construction (promotion, design and construction), heat the building.

Part 2: Interviews of the stakeholders of buildings - approx. 200p.