Energideklarationen: Uppfyller energideklarationen sitt syfte?
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The Energy Performance Certification in Sweden was developed as a tool to achieve the Government's target to reduce Sweden's energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020. The Energy Performance Certificate has previously received some criticism for not fulfilling its purpose.
Questions that formed the basis for this report is how the energy performance certification provides support to buyers of single-family houses and if the energy performance improved in terms of reliability. The report begins with a background description that describes how the energy declaration works and some of the findings of previous evaluations and surveys. A survey to investigate the broker's position to energy performance have been conducted as well as interviews with buyers and sellers of houses. An investigation whether the energy performance can vary between different calculation programs, depending on various assumptions made by the energy declarant, has been made.
Brokers and sellers have proved negative attitudes towards energy performance, particularly brokers. Buyers are, for obvious reasons, those who are most positive to the declaration. Energy performance has proved to be a rather uncertain value that varies with assumptions so that comparability is questionable. Development of energy efficiency policy options have proven to be even more uncertain, in that there are many assumptions made.
In order to get the energy certificate to work better and to support buyers, brokers have to change their attitude and position against the Energy Performance Certification and this must be made more comparable. The number of assumptions in an energy declaration should also be reduced by giving more clear instructions to the energy experts who perform the certifications.
To read more about Energy Performance Certifications in Sweden, please visit the webpage “www.boverket.se/energideklaration, 2013”
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Energideklaration, Energiförbrukning, Energiprestanda, Energieffektivisering, Mäklare
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-220902ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-B-2014/05-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-220902DiVA: diva2:706891
Bachelor Programme in Construction Engineering
Godonou, PatriceNilsson, Annica