Energy conservation in the residential sector: The role of policy and market forces

Erdal Aydin

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

In recent years, energy conservation has been a hot topic of debate among policy makers and researchers due to the concerns about global climate change and energy dependency. From a policy perspective, residential sector has been an important target for energy conservation policies as it is a major contributor to the total energy consumption and has a high potential for saving energy through efficiency measures.

This dissertation focuses on three main research topics that are associated to the assessment and design of residential energy conservation policies. The first chapter investigates the impact of residential energy efficiency policies on household energy consumption. The second chapter examines the magnitude of rebound effect in residential energy consumption. Finally, the last chapter investigates the capitalization of energy efficiency in the housing market and examines the impact of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) on the capitalization rate.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Brounen, Dirk, Promotor
Award date13 Jan 2016
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789056684655
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Aydin, E. (2016). Energy conservation in the residential sector: The role of policy and market forces. CentER, Center for Economic Research.