Energy poverty in Lithuania: diagnosis (part 2)

In her second blog post, Nora Mzavanadze provides a critical analysis of the current status of residential energy efficiency renovation programmes in Lithuania and presents her views on the existing barriers to such investments. Barriers to building renovation Under the circumstances described in the previous post – Energy poverty in Lithuania: symptoms (part1) – weContinue reading “Energy poverty in Lithuania: diagnosis (part 2)”

Announcing a new project: Community Approaches to Retrofit in Manchester – CHARISMA

An estimated 75 to 80 per cent of the current housing stock in the UK will exist in 2050. There is growing recognition that extensive retrofit programmes are urgently needed to achieve significant long-term energy and carbon savings while simultaneously alleviating energy vulnerability and fuel poverty. Social housing providers are at the forefront of innovation in domestic energy efficiencyContinue reading “Announcing a new project: Community Approaches to Retrofit in Manchester – CHARISMA”

When renovations have a hidden agenda: renoviction

By Sergio Tirado Herrero Incentives split between owners and tenants are often mentioned as a significant barrier to energy efficiency investments and behaviour in the housing rental sector. As discussed by Gillingham et al. (2012), tenants have little incentives to save energy at home if they do not pay for the amount consumed; and ownersContinue reading “When renovations have a hidden agenda: renoviction”

EVALUATE team member participates at the RESPONDER conference

By Sergio Tiraro Herrero Last week I was in Barcelona for the 2nd ‘multinational knowledge brokerage’ event of the RESPONDER project – Sustainable housing in a post-growth Europe. Exploring Policy Options and Open Research Questions. The event was organized by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), andContinue reading “EVALUATE team member participates at the RESPONDER conference”