Energy efficiency in the Nordic building sector: – potentials and instruments
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers SecretariatNordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat, Arbejdsgruppen for Holdbar Konsumtion og Produktion (HKP)Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat, Miljø- og Økonomigruppen (MEG)2009 (English)Book (Other academic)
There is an economic potential for increased energy efficiency in Nordic buildings. How much is however difficult to assess, partly because of insufficient energy statistics for buildings. Several barriers hinder the use of more efficient solutions when building and using buildings, e.g. lack of information, energy issues having low priority, and different incentives for builders, owners and users. Climate concerns and the need to secure energy supply are important drivers for energy efficiency policies. Promoting energy efficiency in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions might however induce large rebound effects causing total emissions to be reduced very little or not at all. This might be the case if reduced energy use in buildings is replaced with more emission intensive activities, like travel. To avoid this it is important to include all greenhouse gasses in tax or quota systems, and to restrain financial support to energy efficient investment in order not to make them too cheap.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2009. , 129 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2009:562
energia, asuntopolitiikka, ympäristö
Energi, Boligpolitik, Miljø
Orka, Húsnæðisstefna, Umhverfi
Energi, Boligpolitikk, Miljø
Research subject Energy; Housing policy; Environment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-1634DOI: 10.6027/TN2009-562ISBN: 978-92-893-1908-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-1634DiVA: diva2:701968