Comparing sustainable renovation processes on tenant participation to foster urban area transitions

Stella Boess, Olivia Guerra Santin, Sacha Silvester, Peter Budde, Hannah Frederiks

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeConference contributionScientificpeer-review


In urban transitions, one issue is the improvement of building stock energy performance. The current reasoning is often that the promise of increased
comfort and health is attractive to residents. However, this does not always result in acceptance and long-term energy reduction. We draw lessons from
case studies of renovation projects. It turns out that hardly any neighbourhood is suitable from scratch. Key findings are: an observed innovation-focused process
optimized resident participation but risks excluding them from shaping their future. Conversely, an observed resident-led process did not achieve its initial goal
due to process barriers, but developed locally based, transferable, organisational learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Built Environment: Transition Zero
Subtitle of host publicationConference Publication of the Utrecht SBE16 Conference
EditorsI. Opstelten, R. Rovers, N. Verdeyen, A. Wagenaar
Place of PublicationUtrecht
PublisherHU University of Applied Sciences
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-815602-9-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventConference Sustainable Built Environment - Transition ZERO - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 7 Apr 20168 Apr 2016


ConferenceConference Sustainable Built Environment - Transition ZERO
Abbreviated titleSBE16


Dive into the research topics of 'Comparing sustainable renovation processes on tenant participation to foster urban area transitions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this