Green Homes: Towards Energy-Efficient Housing in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Region

Geneva and New York: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe, 2009

69 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2012

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

In the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) region, buildings are responsible for over one third of the total final energy consumption. Much of this energy is used by the residential sector. Demographic, economic and cultural changes are further increasing the pressure of housing on energy use and are accompanied by even higher levels of related greenhouse gas emissions. However, it is the buildings sector – and particularly the residential sector – that could generate some of the greatest energy savings in comparison with other energy uses. To explore this opportunities, the present study outlines key benefits, challenges and prospects that ECE member States should consider for developing their policies with regard to improved energy efficiency in housing.

Keywords: energy efficiency, low-carbon cities, climate change, housing, zero energy buildings, green urbanism, green economy, regeneration

JEL Classification: O10, O18, O21, O31, O33, O38, O51, O52, O57, Q20, Q28, Q40, Q42, Q48, R38

Suggested Citation

Golubchikov, Oleg, Green Homes: Towards Energy-Efficient Housing in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Region (2009). Geneva and New York: United Nations, Economic Commission for Europe, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2191228

Oleg Golubchikov (Contact Author)

Cardiff University ( email )

Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

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