WIT Press


GREEN BUSINESS MODELS FOR AN ELECTRICAL SOLUTION IN BUILDINGS

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESUS170121

Volume

224

Pages

8

Page Range

127 - 134

Published

2017

Author(s)

SORAYA MOLINERO PEREZ, CAMILLE AURIAULT

Abstract

READY (Resource Efficient cities implementing ADvanced smart citY solutions) is a European project that has started in December 2014. It aims at developing innovative solutions to reduce the needs for fossil fuels and increase the energy efficiency at building level in two demonstration sites: Aarhus, Denmark, and Växjö, Sweden. These innovative solutions include photovoltaic thermal (PVT) panels, second-life batteries, mobility solutions, heat pumps, and smart meters. The concept of Green Business Model tackles these innovative initiatives by proposing business models, which contribute to reducing energy, water consumption, and GHG emissions, while encouraging recycling, and promoting a sustainable consumption. This paper includes the description of the integrated system that delivers electricity at building level. In addition, it has been described the three business models selected in collaboration with the partners of the project. For each option, the content of the business model, the role of the stakeholders, and its interactions have been presented, taking into account the local conditions of the two cities studied.

Keywords

Green Business Models, energy efficiency, buildings, electric vehicles, photovoltaic thermal panels, cooperation models