The Resource A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy : Turning Down the Heat, by Ray Galvin, Minna Sunikka-Blank, (electronic resource)

A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy : Turning Down the Heat, by Ray Galvin, Minna Sunikka-Blank, (electronic resource)

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A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy : Turning Down the Heat
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A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy
Title remainder
Turning Down the Heat
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by Ray Galvin, Minna Sunikka-Blank
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eng
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Germany is seen as a leader in thermal retrofit policy and practice, but how effective is its approach? A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy examines this policy in context and assesses its effectiveness. It finds that technical constraints and the costs of retrofitting reduce the rate of progress, while planning underestimates the influence of user behavior in the form of rebound and prebound effects. A key finding is that savings can be maximized within a policy that understands the actual behavior and motivation of households, the area where most energy savings are already taking place. The book suggests a new policy paradigm that would encourage a better balance of partial and comprehensive retrofits, utilizing household behavior changes based on a better understanding of fuel saving motivation and fuel price elasticity. In this approach, the thermal building regulations would be made more flexible so that policymakers would: - Promote partial, transitional and cost-optimal retrofits, which are more certain to pay back through fuel savings if they are appropriate to building typology and homeowner budgets. - Promote comprehensive retrofits for reasons other than economic gain, focusing instead on the comfort and environmental benefits of energy-efficient homes. - Invest more heavily in educating households to heat economically, learning from the prebound effect so as to maximize the utility of the homes they currently occupy, and base payback time calculations on actual consumption. The results and findings of this book would be of interest to policymakers, researchers and graduate students alike
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Galvin, Ray
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T58.8
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non fiction
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  • Sunikka-Blank, Minna.
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Green Energy and Technology,
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  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental economics
  • Energy
  • Energy Efficiency (incl. Buildings)
  • Building Physics, HVAC
  • Environmental Economics
  • Civil Engineering
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A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy : Turning Down the Heat, by Ray Galvin, Minna Sunikka-Blank, (electronic resource)
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Methodology for interdisciplinary research on thermal retrofits -- German thermal retrofit policy in context -- Technical possibilities and limitations of thermal retrofits -- The economics of thermal refits -- User behavior / Part 1 Prebound and rebound effects -- User behavior / Part 2 Payback time and fuel price elasticity -- User behavior / Part 3 What is causing the reduction in heating fuel consumption in Germany? -- Discussion: a way forward -- Lessons for other countries
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XI, 148 p. 16 illus.
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electronic
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9781447153672
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computer
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10.1007/978-1-4471-5367-2
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(DE-He213)978-1-4471-5367-2
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A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy : Turning Down the Heat, by Ray Galvin, Minna Sunikka-Blank, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Methodology for interdisciplinary research on thermal retrofits -- German thermal retrofit policy in context -- Technical possibilities and limitations of thermal retrofits -- The economics of thermal refits -- User behavior / Part 1 Prebound and rebound effects -- User behavior / Part 2 Payback time and fuel price elasticity -- User behavior / Part 3 What is causing the reduction in heating fuel consumption in Germany? -- Discussion: a way forward -- Lessons for other countries
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XI, 148 p. 16 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9781447153672
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4471-5367-2
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4471-5367-2

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