Actual Energy Savings of Renovated Dwellings: the Case of Amsterdam

Faidra Filippidou, Nico Nieboer, Laure Itard

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    The existing housing stock plays a major role in the realization of the energy efficiency targets. The non-profit housing sector in the Netherlands dominates the housing market as it represents 31% of the total housing stock. In the municipality of Amsterdam, where this share is even 46%, subsidies were given to housing associations between 2011 and 2014 when an energy renovation of their rental property took place and resulted in a better energy performance. The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of thermal renovation on the actual and the predicted energy consumption of the dwellings concerned and to compare both types of consumption. For the non-profit rental dwellings that have undergone renovation in Amsterdam, we use longitudinal data from 2009 to 2013 to examine their actual and predicted gas consumption before and after renovation. The main outcome of the analysis is that in almost all groups of dwellings the gas consumed after renovation decreased significantly. Most of the dwellings had a combination of measures performed and the actual gas consumption savings depend on these combinations. Despite the fact that gas savings after renovation were observed in all dwellings no pattern was found indicating that the better the predicted energy performance achieved, the
    more actual savings were realized after renovation, but this may be due to the relatively small size of the sample.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCLIMA 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th REHVA World Congress
    EditorsPer Kvols Heiselberg
    PublisherAalborg University
    ISBN (Electronic)87-91606-26-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventCLIMA 2016 - 12th REHVA World Congress - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 22 May 201625 May 2016


    ConferenceCLIMA 2016 - 12th REHVA World Congress
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    • exergy
    • low-ex
    • community energy system


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