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The neglected Potential Energy conservation and CO2 reduction in rented buildings. Potentials of technical approaches and behaviour change. A study of German cases

Saulich, Tobias (2003)
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
The household sector is responsible for around one third of German power consumption. This leads to significant environmental impacts, of which CO2 emissions are in a special focus. Modernization of existing houses, especially of rented Multi Flat Dwellings, which have a large share of the German housing stock, is a possibility to reduce these emissions. A purely technical approach limits the chances of emission reduction. Behavioural changes of residents and the integration of tenants in the planning and implementation of conservation measures gives a higher potential than a technical approach alone. The areas where the highest conservation potentials can be achieved are influenced by the usage and purchase behaviour of the tenants. To... (More)
The household sector is responsible for around one third of German power consumption. This leads to significant environmental impacts, of which CO2 emissions are in a special focus. Modernization of existing houses, especially of rented Multi Flat Dwellings, which have a large share of the German housing stock, is a possibility to reduce these emissions. A purely technical approach limits the chances of emission reduction. Behavioural changes of residents and the integration of tenants in the planning and implementation of conservation measures gives a higher potential than a technical approach alone. The areas where the highest conservation potentials can be achieved are influenced by the usage and purchase behaviour of the tenants. To create a higher demand for modernization, the financial figures of rent should be improved and the information of key actors enhanced. To prove this point, five cases have been studied and the achieved conservations of energy and CO2 emissions has been analysed. Based on this analysis, a set of recommendations based on modernisation concepts have been provided for the different actors in the industry. (Less)
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author
Saulich, Tobias
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Energy Conservation, Tenant Integration, Behavioural change, Ecological Rent Mirror, Renovation, Multi Flat Dwelling, Environmental studies, Miljöstudier
language
English
id
1325140
date added to LUP
2007-03-30 00:00:00
date last changed
2007-03-30 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The household sector is responsible for around one third of German power consumption. This leads to significant environmental impacts, of which CO2 emissions are in a special focus. Modernization of existing houses, especially of rented Multi Flat Dwellings, which have a large share of the German housing stock, is a possibility to reduce these emissions. A purely technical approach limits the chances of emission reduction. Behavioural changes of residents and the integration of tenants in the planning and implementation of conservation measures gives a higher potential than a technical approach alone. The areas where the highest conservation potentials can be achieved are influenced by the usage and purchase behaviour of the tenants. To create a higher demand for modernization, the financial figures of rent should be improved and the information of key actors enhanced. To prove this point, five cases have been studied and the achieved conservations of energy and CO2 emissions has been analysed. Based on this analysis, a set of recommendations based on modernisation concepts have been provided for the different actors in the industry.},
  author       = {Saulich, Tobias},
  keyword      = {Energy Conservation,Tenant Integration,Behavioural change,Ecological Rent Mirror,Renovation,Multi Flat Dwelling,Environmental studies,Miljöstudier},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The neglected Potential Energy conservation and CO2 reduction in rented buildings. Potentials of technical approaches and behaviour change. A study of German cases},
  year         = {2003},
}