The European Union formulated high ambitions of energy reductions to be realised in the built environment. The existing housing stock covers a major share of energy use and is seen as high potential to contribute to the savings. This should be realised in the first place by reducing the energy demand for heating by renovation of the existing stock and bring the dwellings to a higher energy performance standard. The targets, policies and 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. It shows that the renovation progress is limited and that the actual energy reduction is less than is expected according to theoretical models. Furthermore, the paper presents some promising innovative approaches to realise nearly zero energy renovated residential buildings, the so called Net-Zero-Energy-Renovation programme (Stroomversnelling). Will it be possible to reach the energy saving goals with the current approach?
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference (WSBE17)|
|Subtitle of host publication||Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Construction Industry Council|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||World Sustainable Built Environment Conference - Hong Kong , China|
Duration: 5 Jun 2017 → 7 Jun 2017
|Conference||World Sustainable Built Environment Conference|
|Period||5/06/17 → 7/06/17|
- energy efficiency
- housing stock
- energy labels
- actual energy use
Visscher, H. (2017). The Progress of Energy Renovations of Housing in the Netherlands. In Proceedings of the World Sustainable Built Environment Conference (WSBE17): Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action (pp. 1121-1125). Construction Industry Council.