Initiatives for the energy renovation of single-family houses inDenmark evaluated on the basis of barriers and motivators

Matilde Grøn Bjørneboe*, Svend Svendsen, Alfred Heller

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Abstract

The renovation of single-family houses in Denmark is progressing only slowly. Changes in current pol-icy are needed if the political goal of a fossil-free building sector as part of a fossil-free society is to beachieved. Known barriers and motivators for energy renovation are identified, and arranged in a frame-work with three main fields (Information, Finance and Process), with a total of 14 sub-areas. With thisframework, current Danish policy is analysed to identify shortcomings, found to mainly exist in connec-tion with financing and decision support. Using experience from other countries, suggestions are madefor improvement in four areas: (1) focus on non-energy benefits rather than investment, (2) enhance-ment of subsidy system, (3) including relevant renovation plans in the energy performance certificate(EPC), and (4) long-term regulation on the maximum allowed energy consumption of houses.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume167
Pages (from-to) 347-358
ISSN0378-7788
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Government policy
  • Home renovation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Fossil-free society
  • Owner-occupied single-family detached houses

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