Energiesprong is an innovation programme sponsored by the Dutch government from 2010 to 2016 to develop suitable market conditions for an energy-neutral building stock in 2050.
Energiesprong pursues an approach that addresses the complex problem of low refurbishment rates and low depth of refurbishment in existing buildings. It addresses the high thermal energy demand of buildings as a central challenge for a green economy and promises to break existing path dependencies and lock-ins in the building sector through its radical nature.
This paper presents the case study Energiesprong Netherlands, analyses the framework conditions and landscape characteristics as well as success factors in the transformation process. Finally, the relevance of the case for the transformation towards a Green Economy in Germany is assessed.