Perceptional and soicio-economic factors in adoption of low energy houses
2009 (English)In: International Scientific Conference on Energy systems with IT, March 11-12, in connection with 'Energitiget 2009', Stockholm, Sweden., 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Diffusion of low energy houses reduces greenhouse emission from residential sector. However, adoption of such houses depends on the perception of the potential buyers. In this paper we have analyzed Swedish homeowners’ perception of low energy houses. Data was collected in 2008 from a mail-in questionnaire survey of about 3000 owners of detached houses. Results showed that about 39% of respondents, especially young, educated or whose household income was high, would consider buying a low energy house. Majority of the respondents agreed that a low energy house in comparison to a conventional house has lower operating energy cost, but higher investment cost. Majority thought that low energy houses do not have lower resale value, lower aesthetic appearance, or greater operational difficulty.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Low energy house, perception
Energy Systems Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83864OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-83864DiVA: diva2:677830
International Scientific Conference on Energy systems with IT, March 11-12, 2009, Stockholm