Systematic review

Policy for low carbon (energy efficiency) retrofit/renovation of residential buildings

Low energy housing Energy consumption Housing Home renovation

This rapid review identified five common themes for policy makers to consider to support low carbon residential retrofits/renovations:

  1. Tailor policy to decision-makers dispositions and perspectives.
  2. Funding or subsidies should target up-front costs.
  3. No one-size fits all, so tailor for contextual factors.
  4. Implement earlier rather than later and also earlier in the building life-cycle.
  5. Take a comprehensive systems approach to policy design and implementation.

In addition, the review identified the need for more empirical analysis of energy outcomes from any implemented policy.

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