A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy
Turning down the Heat
|Series title:||Green Energy and Technology Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $129.00|
| Book Description: |
Germany is seen as a leader in thermal retrofit policy and practice, but how effective is its approach? A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy examines this policy in context and assesses its effectiveness. It finds that technical constraints and the costs of retrofitting reduce the rate of progress, while planning underestimates the influence of user behavior in the form of rebound and prebound effects. A key finding is that savings can be maximized within...