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

    Keywords

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

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