UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit.
Moore, David R.
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PANERU, S., BENNADJI, A. and MOORE, D. 2017. UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB [online], volume 2, pages 2640-2647. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf
The research looked at Social Housing organization's (SHO) perspective on energy efficiency retrofit criteria/benefits. Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) based questionnaire, research looked at importance given by SHO to overall criteria/benefits to energy efficiency. It was found that fuel poverty reduction, tenant health and environmental and climate change issue are given highest importance respectively by SHO while meeting government targets and financial benefit to SHO has been the least priority in comparison. Looking at the consistency line, fuel poverty reduction is given higher importance by SHO although there is inconsistency in importance given whereas financial benefit to the landlord is given lower importance and also has very high inconsistency in importance given. Better understanding SHO ranking on various retrofit benefit will help policy makers to deliver better energy efficiency retrofit incentives/policies. It will also help SHO to make informed decision on their own retrofit project by visualizing and quantifying their own qualitative ranking of various benefit priorities.