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Introduction

“The implementation of the developed methodology allows the calculation of the negative impact that barriers created by the end-users behavior have on inputs (concerning technologies and practices) of forward looking energy efficiency scenarios and thus leading to deviation from the expected targets.

The user is provided with the procedure to evaluate the impact of the identified barriers. He/she compares the barriers through pairs and expresses the importance of one barrier over the other using a scale from 1-9. At the end of this procedure the user receives the Total Impact for each of the identified barriers. The Total Impact is a numerical outcome that expresses the contribution of the concerned barrier in preventing the achievement of EE targets.

These numerical outcomes through mathematical expressions are incorporated into the initial inputs of the developed scenarios and the DST provides the diversification of the initially set targets (general or technology oriented) allowing to the user their corrective modification.

The implementation of the DST covers both the initial definition of the negative input that the concerned barriers have on the set EE targets and the capacity of the DST user to examine various combinations allowing the optimization of the scenario analysis inputs.”

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