Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Drivers of Thermal Retrofit Decisions – A Survey of German Single- and Two-Family Houses

Contents:

Author Info

  • Novikova, Aleksandra
  • Vieider, Ferdinand
  • Neuhoff, Karsten
  • Amecke, Hermann

Abstract

The German government is committed to reducing the primary energy demand of buildings by 80% by 2050. This requires increasing the rate of thermal retrofits from the current 0.8% to 2.0% per year. To explore how new and existing policies and programs could deliver the increased retrofit rate, this paper examines the thermal efficiency retrofit decision-making process among owners of single- and two-family homes. It is based on a survey of 2,000 households that have been divided into three categories based on where they were in the retrofit decision process: 1. Households that have neither implemented nor are planning a retrofit; 2. Households that are planning a retrofit within the next two years; and 3. Households that have implemented a retrofit within the last five years. -- Die Bundesregierung hat beschlossen, den Primärenergiebedarf von Gebäuden bis 2050 um 80 % zu senken. Dazu muss die energetische Sanierungsrate von derzeit 0,8 % auf 2,0 % pro Jahr gesteigert werden. Um festzustellen, wie durch neue und bestehende Politikinstrumente diese Steigerung der Sanierungsrate erreicht werden kann, untersucht die vorliegenden Studie den Prozess der Entschei-dungsfindung den Eigentümer von Ein- und Zweifamilienhäuser für eine Sanierungsentscheidung durchlaufen. Sie basiert auf der Befragung von 2.000 Haushalten, die nach dem Stand ihrer Entscheidungsfindung in drei Kategorien unterteilt wurden: 1. Haushalte, die noch keine Sanierung vorgenommen haben oder planen, 2. Haushalte, die innerhalb der nächsten zwei Jahre eine Sanierung planen, und 3. Haushalte, die innerhalb der letzten fünf Jahre eine Sanierung durchgeführt haben.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/65875/1/Drivers-of-Thermal-Retrofit-Decisions-A-Survey.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by ZBW - German National Library of Economics in its series EconStor Research Reports with number 65875.

as in new window
Length:
Date of creation: 2011
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:zbw:esrepo:65875

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Düsternbrooker Weg 120, 24105 Kiel / Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg
Phone: +49 431 8814-1
Fax: +49 431 8814-520
Email:
Web page: http://www.econstor.eu/
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Buildings; energy efficiency; thermal retrofit;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:zbw:esrepo:65875. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (ZBW - German National Library of Economics).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.