Energy efficiency in housing management : policies and practice in eleven countries / edited by Nico Nieboer. [et al.].

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
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"The embedding of energy efficiency in the management of individual housing organisations is crucial for the realization of current ambitious energy efficiency policies. This issue is examined for the first time in this book through an analysis of selected case studies in new 'green' buildings, as well as in the retrofitting of existing housing, maintenance and budgeting. The links between policy ambitions, practice and housing management institutions are given particular attention. Thus the book is primarily concerned with how ambitions about energy efficiency are carried forward in investment decisions at the housing estate level. Technical and financial issues relevant for this are also addressed. The editors combine a wealth of experience in comparative research on housing policy and housing management with a strong academic background in housing studies and economics. The book aims to be internationally comparative including a range of countries. A chapter will be devoted to each of the following countries:- Sweden; Denmark; Germany; The Netherlands; England; France; Switzerland; Austria; Czech Republic; Slovenia; Canada. The book will appeal to a large audience of students and academics who are concerned with housing issues, urban policy and politics as well as to those engaged in research in energy efficiency policies in the built environment"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Cover; Energy Efficiency in Housing Management; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Sweden: Integrated strategies to overcome market barriers; 3. Denmark: Climate partnerships in social housing; 4. Germany: Sustainability versus economic feasibility; 5. The Netherlands: Unsettled times for energy efficiency; 6. England: Lessons from delivering Decent Homes and affordable warmth; 7. France: The influence of regulation and public subsidies; 8. Switzerland: Non-profit housing sector - a leader in energy efficiency initiatives
  • 9. Austria: Social housing providers at the forefront of energy efficiency10. Czech Republic: Energy efficiency increasing in the housing stock; 11. Slovenia: Do energy efficiency policies influence the quality of housing?; 12. Canada: Energy efficiency retrofits: policy solutions for sustainable social housing; 13. Conclusions; Index
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  • 10.4324/9780203121900
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