This project analyses deep renovation policy initiatives and policy mixes across the world.
Policies for deep refurbishment of buildings
This research is examining ‘deep’ renovation – renovation which delivers significant energy and carbon savings in domestic and non-domestic buildings. We are investigating three key aspects & their connection to policy:
- Time and timing – including investigating the advantages and disadvantages of step-by-step renovation;
- The role of professionals & business in delivering renovation;
- The multiple benefits of deep renovation to building owners, occupiers and society.
We are producing a critically evaluated evidence base on what works (and what does not), in what context, and distil lessons for future policy design and implementation.
What we are asking
- How can policy support further and faster deep renovation?
- What are the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of ‘one off’ or ‘staged’ deep renovation?
- How do different aspects of time and timing affect people’s and organisations’ retrofit decisions, and how could policy influence these?
- How can policy influence the commercial strategies of renovation businesses?
- What are the multiple benefits (and disbenefits) of deep renovation?
- How can public policy communicate and promote deep renovation so that non-energy benefits are taken into account in decision-making?
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