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Title Sustainable energy consumption in residential buildings / Klaus Rennings [and others], editors
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Physica-Verlag, [2013]
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Series ZEW economic studies, 1615-6781 ; v. 44
ZEW economic studies ; v. 44
Contents Introduction and Theoretical Framework / Bettina Brohmann, Tim Clamor, Stefanie Heinzle, Klaus Rennings and Joachim Schleich, et al. -- Analysis of Existing Data: Determinants for the Adoption of Energy-Efficient Household Appliances in Germany / Bradford Mills and Joachim Schleich -- Results of the SECO@Home Household Survey and Discrete Choice Analysis (Conjoint Studies) / Stefanie Heinzle and Rolf Wüstenhagen -- Firm Strategies and Political Instruments / Stefanie Heinzle -- Impacts of the Instruments / Lothar Rausch and Christof Timpe -- Home Heating, Technology and Gender: A Qualitative Analysis / Ursula Offenberger and Julia Nentwich
Summary As the residential buildings sector accounts for around 30 percent of the final energy demand in Germany, this sector is increasingly becoming the focus of public attention with regard to climate change. In this book, decisions on energy consumption by private households are examined. The analyses are based on several empirical methods. The results show that the road to more sustainable energy consumption in residential buildings is not hampered by a lack of will on behalf of the consumers. However one should be realistic that there are many instances where improving thermal institution involves additional economic costs for individual households
Analysis Economics
Economic policy
Philosophy (General)
Social sciences
Economics/Management Science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Dwellings -- Energy consumption -- Germany.
Dwellings -- Energy conservation -- Germany.
Sustainable construction.
Form Electronic book
Author Rennings, Klaus.
LC no. 2012936666
ISBN 9783790828498 (electronic bk.)
3790828491 (electronic bk.)
3790828483 (print)
9783790828481 (print)