Barriers to Implement Energy Efficiency Investment Measures in Swedish Co-Operative Apartment Buildings

Gireesh Nair
Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden

Leif Gustavsson
Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden \ Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden

Krushna Mahapatra
Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110571110

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:47, s. 1110-1117

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


We sent a questionnaire to chairmen of 3000 co-operative hosing association across Sweden to analyse their perception about energy efficiency aspects during June-October 2010; and 24% responded. About 80-95% of the respondents had no intention to retrofit their building envelope components during the next ten years measures. A greater proportion of respondents perceived that energy efficient windows were more advantageous than improved attic; basement and external wall insulation. Respondents gave high priority to economic factors in deciding on an energy efficiency investment measure. For 54% of the respondents; lack of expertise of the executive board to assess the benefits of energy efficiency measures was a barrier to energy efficiency investments. Majority of respondents considered economic policy instruments; like investment subsidies and tax deductions; as the most effective method to improve energy efficiency.


Co-operative apartment buildings; energy efficiency; Sweden


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