Local initiatives for motivating Danish house-owners for energy improvements

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Abstract

Energy retrofitting of existing buildings is a central challenge for national and international climate
policies. Although many countries have formulated national goals and policies for this, it is often
on a local level and typically in a municipal context that these policies are implemented. In
Denmark there are 1.1 million single family houses, representing 44% of all existing dwellings in
the country. In this regard, this area is considered to have a huge energy saving potential. A
growing number of municipalities have ambitions on reducing energy consumption in these
buildings, and several municipalities have established initiatives for this. The paper presents the
findings from a survey-based project on local initiatives to encourage Danish house-owners to
save energy through energy renovation. The paper outlines actors, governance incentives and
experiences related to local renovation-based policies. Based on a literature review on
international research regarding home-owners motivations for energy retrofitting, the paper
discusses how the municipal initiatives can promote energy renovation of detached housing.
Methodologically, the research is based on interviews with municipalities and energy suppliers,
whom are considered as some of the major actors to provide energy renovation among private house owners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 in Hamburg : Strategies, Stakeholders, Success factors, 7th - 11th March 2016 ; Conference Proceedings
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationHamburg
PublisherZEBAU, Hamburg
Publication date7 Mar 2016
Edition1
Pages826-835
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-00-052213-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2016
EventSustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 in Hamburg : Strategies, Stakeholders, Success factors - Hafen City University, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 7 Mar 201611 Mar 2016
http://www.sbe16hamburg.org/

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ConferenceSustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 in Hamburg : Strategies, Stakeholders, Success factors
LocationHafen City University
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period07/03/201611/03/2016
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Jensen, J. O., Gram-Hanssen, K., & Friis, F. (2016). Local initiatives for motivating Danish house-owners for energy improvements. In Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 in Hamburg : Strategies, Stakeholders, Success factors, 7th - 11th March 2016 ; Conference Proceedings (1 ed., pp. 826-835). Hamburg: ZEBAU, Hamburg. https://doi.org/10.5445/IR/1000051699
Jensen, Jesper Ole ; Gram-Hanssen, Kirsten ; Friis, Freja. / Local initiatives for motivating Danish house-owners for energy improvements. Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 in Hamburg : Strategies, Stakeholders, Success factors, 7th - 11th March 2016 ; Conference Proceedings. 1. ed. Hamburg : ZEBAU, Hamburg, 2016. pp. 826-835
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Jensen, JO, Gram-Hanssen, K & Friis, F 2016, Local initiatives for motivating Danish house-owners for energy improvements. in Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 in Hamburg : Strategies, Stakeholders, Success factors, 7th - 11th March 2016 ; Conference Proceedings. 1 edn, ZEBAU, Hamburg, Hamburg, pp. 826-835, Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 in Hamburg : Strategies, Stakeholders, Success factors, Hamburg, Germany, 07/03/2016. https://doi.org/10.5445/IR/1000051699

Local initiatives for motivating Danish house-owners for energy improvements. / Jensen, Jesper Ole; Gram-Hanssen, Kirsten; Friis, Freja.

Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 in Hamburg : Strategies, Stakeholders, Success factors, 7th - 11th March 2016 ; Conference Proceedings. 1. ed. Hamburg : ZEBAU, Hamburg, 2016. p. 826-835.

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