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HERON - Deliverable 3.2 - A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL (DST) REFLECTING END-USERS BEHAVIOUR IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY MODELLING

Dimitrios Mavrakis; Popi Konidari; Anna Flessa

This paper presents the Decision Support Tool (DST) that was developed under the HERON programme for transforming the qualitative information about barriers (WP2) into numerical inputs for the development of EE scenarios (WP4). With the use of the Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP), comparative analysis is conducted among barriers created by the end users’ behavior towards EE targets. Based on qualitative information for the barriers, the user compares, reveals and quantifies the negative impact of each barrier on the set of the assumed targets, in EE modeling. Mathematical expressions using the calculated impact of barriers provide numerical inputs needed to energy modelling for reflecting the end-user behavior in the assumed EE targets. Once the procedure is completed, the policy maker can modify accordingly the available inputs so as to achieve the set targets.
The paper is prepared for two different target groups, experts interested to understand the methodological approach and those that will use the DST. The first chapter presents analytically the methodology of the developed DST (concept, steps, mathematical expressions). The second chapter concerns the implementation of the DST. The third chapter is the manual of the software.

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