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njnesbob's picture

Rental and sale price premiums

Change can be induced in two ways. Firstly, at the day-to-day energy consumption level as your questions suggests.
Secondly, more significant effects might arise from providing information about the longer term impact of enhancing the energy efficiency of the building’s structure, these will also providing day-to-day benefits.
Behavioural change might be catalysed further if Energy Performance Certificates led to significant financial gain for building owners and residents. In the US the Energy Star labels have been shown to have an impact of between 2 and 5 per cent on rental premiums and sale price premiums rose by 13 to 18 per cent for the most energy efficient buildings. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1839429
This information could also have an impact in promoting energy efficiency.

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nfoleypl's picture

Evidence base

Very interesting statistics.  I wonder if anyone has examples?

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nevalaur's picture

household savings

One of things tat we use everyday is the toothpaste. While not a massive expense, all savings add up, particularly in these tough economic times. Here are a few suggestions to keep the dentist away and save money at the same time. Get an installment loan to pay for your groceries this month.

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