More than 40% of the EU building stock was built before 1960 and 90% before 1990. It is common wisdom that older buildings typically exhibit greater energy demand than new ones. The renovation of existing buildings is therefore a cornerstone in the reduction of energy consumption and relative CO2 emissions under the post-carbon city paradigm. In the present work, we analyze various energy retrofit strategies, evaluate their impact on buildings energy performance and determine their relative cost-benefit tradeoffs to address the multiple benefits of renovations and the financial barriers to their implementation and taking up. Aim of the paper is to identify cost-effective energy retrofit strategies which match technological advancements and knowledge in energy retrofitting with environmental needs and end-user’s behavior. To determine how far (and how much) it is optimal to push on retrofitting of existing buildings, we investigate the role of incentives and their impacts on private investment decisions.

Boosting Investments in Buildings Energy Retrofit: The Role of Incentives / Bottero, Marta; D’Alpaos, Chiara; Dell’Anna, Federico. - STAMPA. - 101:(2019), pp. 593-600. [10.1007/978-3-319-92102-0_63]

Boosting Investments in Buildings Energy Retrofit: The Role of Incentives

Bottero, Marta;Dell’Anna, Federico
2019

Abstract

More than 40% of the EU building stock was built before 1960 and 90% before 1990. It is common wisdom that older buildings typically exhibit greater energy demand than new ones. The renovation of existing buildings is therefore a cornerstone in the reduction of energy consumption and relative CO2 emissions under the post-carbon city paradigm. In the present work, we analyze various energy retrofit strategies, evaluate their impact on buildings energy performance and determine their relative cost-benefit tradeoffs to address the multiple benefits of renovations and the financial barriers to their implementation and taking up. Aim of the paper is to identify cost-effective energy retrofit strategies which match technological advancements and knowledge in energy retrofitting with environmental needs and end-user’s behavior. To determine how far (and how much) it is optimal to push on retrofitting of existing buildings, we investigate the role of incentives and their impacts on private investment decisions.
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New Metropolitan Perspectives. Local Knowledge and Innovation Dynamics Towards Territory Attractiveness Through the Implementation of Horizon/E2020/Agenda2030 – Volume 2
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