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Policy instruments to improve energy efficiency in buildings
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9748-9572
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0054-2224
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The newly adopted energy efficiency directive (2012/27/EU) highlights the importance of energy efficiency in reaching the Union’s 2020 targets. The directive commits member states to defining national energy efficiency targets (art. 3), achieving yearly energy savings of 1.5% of the annual energy sales through the energy efficiency obligation scheme (art. 7), and providing a long-term strategy for the building sector that aims at a 3% refurbishment rate for public buildings (art. 4+5). Buildings currently account for 40% of energy use in most countries, putting them among the largest end-use sectors.

This report takes a closer look at the best practices for implementing increasing energy efficiency in different regions and countries in Europe. The final aim is to identify some policy tools to be suggested to the region of Dalarna (Dalarna having been chosen as the pilot county in Sweden) as a means of implementing energy efficiency in the building sector. The final objective is to give analysts and decision-makers a better analytical foundation to explore future policy development in the area of buildings to be proposed and tested at the regional level in Dalarna and later at the national level in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna, 2014. , 15 p.
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Social Sciences
Research subject
Energy, Forests and Built Environments, EMC Energi- och miljökompetenscentrum i Dalarna; Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-16956OAI: diva2:789450

Rapport 2014:5

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