Systematic review

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

Publisher
Low energy housing Energy consumption Housing Home renovation
Description

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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