Systematic review

Policy for low carbon (energy efficiency) retrofit/renovation of residential buildings

25 Jun 2019

This rapid review identified five common themes for policy makers to consider to support low carbon residential retrofits/renovations:
Tailor policy to decision-makers dispositions and perspectives.
Funding or subsidies should target up-front costs.
No one-size fits all, so tailor for contextual factors.
Implement earlier rather than later and also earlier in the building life-cycle.
Take a comprehensive systems approach to policy design and implementation.
In addition, the review identified the need for more empirical analysis of energy outcomes from any implemented policy.