I am a Building Engineer and Architect (MSc./Ph.D.) with extensive work experience shared between industry and academia. Currently, I work as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology, developing and examining one-stop-shop business models for energy renovations of residential buildings, and renovation scenarios in a climate change adaptation context.
Apart from my research, I am a passionate volunteer participating, in the last 13 years, in various projects related to infrastructure development and maintenance and promotion of local communities' well-being in Africa and South-East Asia, as a member of Engineers Without Borders.
Georgios' teaching activities are related to innovation diffusion in the building sector and the application of building regulations and energy laws in the building renovation market. Additionally, Georgios is engaged in teaching activities related to the Life Cycle Analysis of buildings. Georgios is involved in the following courses:
- Life Cycle Analysis (4BT321)
- Diffusion of Innovations for a Sustainable Built Environment (4BT012)
- Evaluation and Design of Energy Policies (4BT315)
- Hållbar Utveckling (1ZT902)
- Energi och hållbar utveckling (2BT312)
My research lies at the intersection of building design, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Specifically, I study the dynamics between the various actors involved in the residential buildings renovation demand and supply chains and develop scenarios for the energy renovations of the existing residential building stock. With my research, I am trying to provide solutions to the fragmented renovation supply chains, and address the needs of tenants and building owners, including those who are already in, or near the energy poverty spectrum in the near future. In addition, my research aims to increase the resilience of the built environment against the negative impacts caused by climate change. All these topics have become increasingly crucial both at the European Union level and worldwide.
My main interests include energy performance in buildings, policy analysis, climate finance, innovative business models, climate change mitigation, circularity, and sustainability transitions. I have in-depth knowledge in project management, data analysis, policy assessment, and evaluation and monitoring of micro, small and medium-sized businesses in the construction industry.
My research groups
My ongoing research projects
Project: How prepared are Swedish detached houses to adapt to Climate Change? This project will analyse how these can affect detached houses in different climate zones in Sweden – and how this, in…
Project: Scaling up energy renovation through smart design and one-stop-shop business model There might be several different reasons why homeowners do not carry out energy renovations. The goal of…
Project: Sustainable Housing for Strong Communities (Stronghouse) The Stronghouse project aims to adjust and redesign current support measures for energy renovations. The work will be based on a…
Article in journal (Refereed)
Pardalis, G., Mahapatra, K., Mainali, B. (2022). Comparing public- and private-driven one-stop-shops for energy renovations of residential buildings in Europe. Journal of Cleaner Production. 365.
Mainali, B., Mahapatra, K., Pardalis, G. (2021). Strategies for deep renovation market of detached houses. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews. 138. 1-10.
Pardalis, G., Talmar, M., Keskin, D. (2021). To be or not to be : The organizational conditions for launching one-stop-shops for energy-related renovations. Energy Policy. 159.
Pardalis, G., Mahapatra, K., Mainali, B. (2020). Swedish construction MSEs : simply renovators or renovation service innovators?. Building Research & Information. 48 (1). 67-83.
Jalilzadehazhari, E., Pardalis, G., Vadiee, A. (2020). Profitability of various energy supply systems in light of their different energy prices and climate conditions. Buildings. 10 (6). 1-17.
Pardalis, G., Mahapatra, K., Bravo, G., Mainali, B. (2019). Swedish House Owners’ Intentions Towards Renovations : Is there a Market for One-Stop-Shop?. Buildings. 9 (7). 1-16.
Bravo, G., Pardalis, G., Mahapatra, K., Mainali, B. (2019). Physical vs. Aesthetic Renovations : Learning from Swedish House Owners. Buildings. 9 (1).
Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
- Pardalis, G. (2021). Prospects for the Development of a One-Stop-Shop Business Model for Energy-Efficiency Renovations of Detached Houses in Sweden. Doctoral Thesis. Växjö, Linnaeus University Press. 247.
Chapter in book (Refereed)
- Pardalis, G., Mahapatra, K., Mainali, B., Bravo, G. (2021). Future Energy-Related House Renovations in Sweden : One-Stop-Shop as a Shortcut to the Decision-Making Journey. Emerging Research in Sustainable Energy and Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future. Singapore, Springer. 37-52.
Conference paper (Refereed)
- Sula, M., Mahapatra, K., Mainali, B., Rupar-Gadd, K., Pardalis, G. (2023). Adopting Space Sufficiency Interventions as a Means for Accelerating Energy Renovation : Swedish Homeowners’ Perceptive. 2023: Proceedings of the International Conference “Sustainable Built Environment and Urban Transition”.
- Pardalis, G., Mahapatra, K., Mainali, B. (2022). A business model canvas framework for sustainable one-stop-shops. .
- Pardalis, G., Mahapatra, K., Mainali, B. (2021). Public versus private one-stop-shops for energy renovations of residential buildings in the EU. eceee 2021 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency : A New Reality?.
- Pardalis, G., Mahapatra, K., Mainali, B. (2020). A triple-layered one-stop-shop business model canvas for sustainable house renovations. WSBE 20 - World Sustainable Built Environment : Beyond 2020 2-4 November 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Mainali, B., Pardalis, G., Mahapatra, K. (2019). Criteria based approach for assessment of policy instruments for deep renovation of residential building in the Netherlands. ECEEE Summer Study proceedings : eceee 2019 Summer Study on energy efficiency: Is efficient sufficient?. 599-606.
- Mahapatra, K., Mainali, B., Pardalis, G. (2019). Homeowners’ attitude towards one-stop-shop business concept for energy renovation of detached houses in Kronoberg, Sweden. Innovative Solutions for Energy Transitions : 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2018), 22-25 August 2018, Hong Kong, China. 3702-3708.
- Jalilzadehazhari, E., Pardalis, G., Vadiee, A., Mahapatra, K. (2019). Profitability of various energy supply systems when renovating a single-family house in Sweden : case study. International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2019). August 12-15, Västerås, Sweden.
- Pardalis, G., Mahapatra, K., Mainali, B., Jalilzadehazhari, E. (2019). Renovation of detached houses in Sweden : Can one-stop-shop provide a solution?. Presented at: International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings SEB-19.
- Jalilzadehazhari, E., Pardalis, G., Johansson, J., Johansson, P. (2019). Application of multi-objective optimization for resolving conflicts when selecting windows. The 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Building and Environment（SuDBE2019）& the International Forum of Green and Healthy Buildings..
- Pardalis, G., Mainali, B., Mahapatra, K. (2019). One-stop-shop as an innovation, and construction SMEs : a Swedish perspective. Innovative Solutions for Energy Transitions : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2018). 2737-2743.
Conference paper (Other academic)
- Pardalis, G., Mainali, B., Mahapatra, K. (2018). One-stop-shop as an innovation, and preparedness to adopt it : a study on house renovation stakeholders in Sweden. Advanced Building Skins : 1-2 October 2018, Bern, Switzerland. 567-569.
- Mainali, B., Mahapatra, K., Pardalis, G. (2018). Evaluating Existing Market for Deep Energy Renovation in Sweden and Denmark. Advanced Building Skins : C2 Models, Policies and Products for Building Retrofit. 576-580.