System dynamics application to housing energy and carbon emissions in the UK

Michael Gbolagade Oladokun, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa

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The system dynamics approach has been previously used to model and simulate energy and carbon emission policy issues. As such, this chapter discusses the application of the system dynamics method to model housing energy and carbon emissions with particular reference to the UK housing sector. The chapter starts by giving details of those that participated in the model conceptualisation phase of model development. This is followed by discussing the main variables that are included in the model. Then, the chapter presents the reference modes of key variables based on historical data of those variables. In addition, the chapter presents the model structure in terms of the causal loop diagrams and stock and flow diagrams. A discussion of the variables excluded from the model concludes the chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537


  • Causal loop diagrams
  • Model conceptualisation
  • Model formulation
  • Stock and flow diagrams
  • System dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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