Market Barriers for Energy Efficient City Systems in Five European Countries

Hannele Ahvenniemi, Nusrat Jung, Pekka Tuominen, Mia Ala-Juusela

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify the main market barriers which prevent energy efficiency improvements in cities and communities. The results reveal that despite the differences of the economic, cultural, social and political environments of the studied countries, some main market barriers seem to exist in all countries. The most significant identified barriers were educational/information-related barriers, cost-oriented thinking and bureaucratic/ regulatory barriers. The findings of this study suggest that some strategies could be implemented in all the studied countries: the government bodies should provide incentives for energy efficient refurbishment in forms of financial instruments, policies and subsidies; more supportive regulations and legal framework are needed, and social awareness could be raised by introducing educational programmes at different levels encompassing all stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationsb13 munich, Implementing Sustainability – Barriers and Chances
Subtitle of host publicationBook of Abstracts
Pages33 - 34
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-8167-8966-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventSustainable Building Conference, SB13 Munich: Implementing Sustainability - Barriers and Chances - Munich, Germany
Duration: 24 Apr 201326 Apr 2013

Conference

ConferenceSustainable Building Conference, SB13 Munich
Abbreviated titleSB13
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period24/04/1326/04/13

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European countries
Energy
Education
Financial instruments
Encompassing
Legal framework
Energy efficiency
Incentives
Subsidies
Cultural economics
Social environment
Government
Stakeholders
Costs
Political environment

Keywords

  • energy efficient city systems
  • financial
  • instruments
  • low-energy construction
  • market barriers
  • regulations
  • social barriers

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Ahvenniemi, H., Jung, N., Tuominen, P., & Ala-Juusela, M. (2013). Market Barriers for Energy Efficient City Systems in Five European Countries. In sb13 munich, Implementing Sustainability – Barriers and Chances: Book of Abstracts (pp. 33 - 34)
Ahvenniemi, Hannele ; Jung, Nusrat ; Tuominen, Pekka ; Ala-Juusela, Mia. / Market Barriers for Energy Efficient City Systems in Five European Countries. sb13 munich, Implementing Sustainability – Barriers and Chances: Book of Abstracts. 2013. pp. 33 - 34
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Ahvenniemi, H, Jung, N, Tuominen, P & Ala-Juusela, M 2013, Market Barriers for Energy Efficient City Systems in Five European Countries. in sb13 munich, Implementing Sustainability – Barriers and Chances: Book of Abstracts. pp. 33 - 34, Sustainable Building Conference, SB13 Munich, Munich, Germany, 24/04/13.

Market Barriers for Energy Efficient City Systems in Five European Countries. / Ahvenniemi, Hannele; Jung, Nusrat; Tuominen, Pekka; Ala-Juusela, Mia.

sb13 munich, Implementing Sustainability – Barriers and Chances: Book of Abstracts. 2013. p. 33 - 34.

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