Energy affordability is an increasing challenge for social housing tenants. In recognition of this, many social housing providers across Australia are placing stronger strategic emphasis on improving the energy performance of their stock.
The annual World Energy Issues Monitor provides unique insight into what energy policymakers, CEOs and leading experts identify as Critical Uncertainties and Action Priorities. Based on the analysis of over 3,000 survey responses from energy leaders in 104 countries as well as 550 responses from...
This guide acts as a practical reference for the design of high-performance, low-carbon commercial buildings. The target audience is everyone involved in the creation of new commercial buildings, from architects, consultants and designers, to developers and owners.
The role of economic and policy variables in energy-efficient retrofitting assessment. A stochastic Life Cycle Costing methodology
The present paper proposes an original stochastic LCC approach to the assessment of building renovation investments. The approach contributes to the investigation on the role of LCC input data uncertainty, especially that of macroeconomic variables, in determining expected returns and riskiness of these investments.
Unravelling Dutch homeowners' behaviour towards energy efficiency renovations: what drives and hinders their decision-making?
The current study aims for understanding the barriers and drivers towards energy efficiency renovations (EERs) amongst Dutch homeowners, and to aid in gaining a better insight into the role of public authorities in promoting EERs. First, the extrinsic drivers, including policies and other initiatives in...
Achieving sustainability transitions in residential energy use across Europe: The importance of problem framings
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the residential sector is central to European energy policy. However, the speed and scale of sustainable energy transitions need to accelerate. There is a growing consensus that meeting energy targets is highly dependent on interrelated socio-material and cultural aspects of...
An energy efficiency challenge program is a city-led voluntary initiative that asks representatives of private sector buildings to make a public commitment, often to the mayor, to reduce energy waste within a defined timeframe. This commitment should be ambitious but achievable, requiring participating buildings to...
It was a whirlwind year for energy efficiency in 2019 at the state level. Many legislatures and governors established the transition to clean energy and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as their top priority and increased their efficiency efforts to help achieve it.
Energy efficiency can get us about half of the way to long-term climate goals. Traditional energy efficiency strategies — vehicle and appliance efficiency standards, building energy codes, utility energy efficiency pro-grams and Energy Star — can provide about half the achievable efficiency savings (i.e., savings...
What are the effects of residential building energy performance disclosure policies on property values?
A rapid systematic review of international academic literature suggests that home buyers typically value a more energy efficient home, and when presented with easily accessible information in the form of an energy performance rating, are willing to pay more to live in one.