Journal article

Identifying policy solutions for improving the energy efficiency of rental properties

K Wrigley, RH Crawford

Energy Policy | Elsevier | Published : 2017

Abstract

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd World leaders have acknowledged that climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face in the 21st century and have committed to pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels (UNFCCC, 2015). To do this, further efficiencies in energy use are needed across all sectors, many of which still offer considerable potential for improving energy efficiency. Rental properties in particular, have seen very few improvements in energy efficiency due to a range of barriers and market failures including misinformation, split incentives and an uneven power dynamic between renters and landlords. This is important as not only do rental properties accoun..

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