Volume 28: Closing Carbon Cycles – A Transformation Process Involving Technology, Economy, and Society: Part III

The Need for Accelerating the Transformation Process Towards a Defossilized Building Sector: Introduction of Building Energy, Material, and Social Systems Engineering (BEMSSE) Christian Vering, Janik Horst, Fabian Wüllhorst, Rita Streblow, Dirk Müller



Building sector defossilization is key to achieving significant emission reductions in our society by 2045. Reducing emissions across the sector within a very limited timeframe requires executing complex transformation processes that depend on numerous options to take and multiple stakeholders. However, conventional methods make selecting the right option while integrating all stakeholders into the transformation process complex. In other research fields, integrated methods have already been established. In this work, we introduce process systems engineering and living laboratories and propose building energy, material, and social systems engineering (BEMSSE) as a powerful tool to accelerate the transformation process in the building sector.

Keywords Integrated Design, Sustainable Design, Process Intensification, Stakeholder Dependency

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