Neighbor Influenced Energy Retrofit (NIER) agent-based model

Eric Boria
The NIER model is intended to add qualitative variables of building owner types and peer group scales to existing energy efficiency retrofit adoption models. The model was developed through a combined methodology with qualitative research, which included interviews with key stakeholders in Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan. The concepts that the NIER model adds to traditional economic feasibility studies of energy retrofit decision-making are differences in building owner types (reflecting strategies for...

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

  • Software


  • University of Illinois at Chicago