Sustainable Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings

  • Klaus Rennings
  • Bettina Brohmann
  • Julia Nentwich
  • Joachim Schleich
  • Thure Traber
  • Rolf Wüstenhagen

Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Bettina Brohmann, Tim Clamor, Stefanie Heinzle, Klaus Rennings, Joachim Schleich, Rolf Wüstenhagen
    Pages 1-37
  3. Stefanie Heinzle
    Pages 105-157
  4. Lothar Rausch, Christof Timpe
    Pages 159-189
  5. Ursula Offenberger, Julia Nentwich
    Pages 191-211
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 212-263

About this book


As the residential buildings sector accounts for around 30 percent of the final energy demand in Germany, this sector is increasingly becoming the focus of public attention with regard to climate change. In this book, decisions on energy consumption by private households are examined. The analyses are based on several empirical methods. The results show that the road to more sustainable energy consumption in residential buildings is not hampered by a lack of will on behalf of the consumers. However one should be realistic that there are many instances where improving thermal institution involves additional economic costs for individual households.


Conjoint analysis Discrete choice methods Energy efficiency Gender and Technology Studies Sustainable Energy Consumption

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Rennings
    • 1
  • Bettina Brohmann
    • 2
  • Julia Nentwich
    • 3
  • Joachim Schleich
    • 4
  • Thure Traber
    • 5
  • Rolf Wüstenhagen
    • 6
  1. 1.Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW), FB Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik,Zentrum für EuropäischeMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Öko-Institut e.V.DarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.St GallenSwitzerland
  4. 4.Systems and, Innovation Research ISIFraunhofer Institute forKarlsruheGermany
  5. 5.German Institute for Economic ResearchBerlinGermany
  6. 6.University of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2848-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2849-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-6781
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-2027
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