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With a view to furthering climate protection and a sustainable reform of energy supply, the European Union has committed itself to ambitious objectives in energy policy. Directive 2012/27/EU, which had to be implemented into national law by June 2014, specifically aims at increasing energy efficiency in the existing building stock. Indeed, a huge potential for energy savings may be supposed to exist in this sector. Rental dwellings therefore play a significant role in this context.
In a comparative approach covering 14 countries, an interdisciplinary research team analysed the impact of EU legislation with a special focus on energy efficiency. The results of this research show that countries which provide the best preconditions for the adequate implementation of energy efficiency measures are those with differentiated rental markets, with strong associations and interest representation, a high share of non-profit landlords, as well as specific and effective legal provisions to enable the allocation of the costs of energy refurbishment measures on tenants.
Rolf Müller, BBSR ( email@example.com )
RegioKontext GmbH, Berlin
Christoph Schmid, Arnt von Bodelschwingh, Thomas Knorr-Siedow,
Raimund Hofmann, Tobias Pinkel, Simon Wieland, Olaf Keßler, Clemens Jänicke
This publication has been also released in German:
>> BBSR-Online-Publikation 13/2016
The publication comprises the outcomes of the following project of the research programme "General Departmental Research":
>> Tenancy law and energy refurbishment of rental dwellings in a European comparison