Developments and challenges towards a carbon neutral housing stock in the Netherlands

Henk Visscher, Faidra Filippidou, Paula van den Brom

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    Abstract

    The Paris Agreement on climate change implicates huge improvements of the energy performance of buildings and the energy infrastructure. The European Union formulated high ambitions for the built environment. The existing housing stock is responsible for a major share of energy use and is considered to have a high potential to contribute to the savings. Therefore, the Netherlands aims for a carbon neutral housing stock in 2050. The consequences of this goal and the ways of how to realise it are yet unclear. Most emphasis in policies and practices is on reducing the energy demand for heating by renovation of the existing stock and bringing the dwellings to a higher energy performance standard. The targets, policies and renovation programmes are already applied for several years now and the question arises of what progress can be seen in renovation activities and energy saving results. This paper is based on data on improvement rates of the Dutch non-profit housing sector and insight in the relation with actual energy reduction. Based on these insights the challenges for 2050 are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Advances on Sustainable Cities and Buildings Development (SB-LAB 2017)
    EditorsRogerio Amoeda, Cristina Pinheiro
    PublisherGreen Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventSB-LAB 2017: International Conference on Advances on Sustainable Cities and Buildings Development - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 15 Nov 201717 Nov 2017
    http://sb-lab.greenlines-institute.org

    Conference

    ConferenceSB-LAB 2017: International Conference on Advances on Sustainable Cities and Buildings Development
    CountryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period15/11/1717/11/17
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