The consumer motivation to implement recommendations in energy performance certificates

Anne Tolman, Krzysztof Klobut

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsScientific

Abstract

Based on an analysis of factors influencing energy-efficiency behaviour the project studied the effectiveness of energy labels or energy audit reports in relation to the motivation to the energy related repairs. It focused on drivers and barriers to energy efficiency renovations. The following items were studied: energy efficiency issues when buying home, energy efficiency issues when improving home, and the role of EPC in the process of energy efficiency improvements. Information, advice and support are crucial for the implementation of energy efficiency measures in homes. Knowledge about different renovation options and related costs are important drivers for renovations. Trust in the source of information is crucial factor in decision-making. It turned out that the consumer behaviour in energy repairs is related to the quality of the EPC and information, professional support, funding system, and social networks. In Finland the national or local authorities, tradespeople and EPC were the most trusted sources of information; respondents were interested to get professional guidance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Abstracts, BEhavE 2012
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEnergy Efficiency & Behaviour, BEhavE 2012
- Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 20 Sep 201221 Sep 2012

Conference

ConferenceEnergy Efficiency & Behaviour, BEhavE 2012
Abbreviated titleBEhavE 2012
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period20/09/1221/09/12

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Energy efficiency
Repair
Consumer behavior
Labels
Decision making
Costs

Keywords

  • consumer motivation
  • energy performance certificates
  • effectiveness of energy labels
  • consumer behaviour
  • energy repairs
  • advice
  • support

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Tolman, A., & Klobut, K. (2012). The consumer motivation to implement recommendations in energy performance certificates. In Book of Abstracts, BEhavE 2012 [112] Helsinki.
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Book of Abstracts, BEhavE 2012. Helsinki, 2012. 112.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsScientific

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Tolman A, Klobut K. The consumer motivation to implement recommendations in energy performance certificates. In Book of Abstracts, BEhavE 2012. Helsinki. 2012. 112