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dc.contributor.authorAchtnicht, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorMadlener, Reinharden_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-25T11:00:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-25T11:00:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/60104-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we identify key drivers and barriers for the adoption of building energy retrofits in Germany, which is promoted by public policy as an important measure to address the future challenges of climate change and energy security. We analyze data from a 2009 survey of more than 400 owner-occupiers of single-family detached, semidetached, and row houses in Germany, that was conducted as a computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI). In the survey, respondents were asked directly for reasons for and against retrofitting their homes, but also faced a choice experiment involving different energy retrofit measures. Overall, both the descriptive and econometric results show that house owners who are able to afford it financially, for whom it is profitable, and for whom there is a favorable opportunity, are more likely to undertake energy retrofit activities. Based on an estimated mixed logit error component model, we also simulate the incentive effects of different policy options, such as public subsidies and energy tax increases.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 12-042en_US
dc.subject.jelC25en_US
dc.subject.jelD12en_US
dc.subject.jelQ40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordBuilding energy retrofiten_US
dc.subject.keywordChoice experimenten_US
dc.subject.keywordEnergy effciencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordResidential buildingsen_US
dc.titleFactors influencing German house owners' preferences on energy retrofitsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn719846102en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:12042-
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