Mobilization for energy renovation
In spite of technological advances that allow achieving net-zero energy buildings, the existing building stock accounts for a large part of the energy consumption and has a big potential in improving its energy efficiency. The incentives or sensitizing campaigns based on traditional Economic or Behavioural Models did not translate into massive deep renovation of the dwellings. In the context of house renovation, decisions are taken under uncertainty, time pressure, and with a lot of information to process. In these cases, intuitive shortcuts might prevail over conscious decision making. Both central processing (effortful deliberation) and peripheral (less conscious) have to be addressed when mobilizing house owners to undertake deep energy renovation.
PhD student: Victoria Taranu
Promotor: Griet Verbeeck
Period: 01/02/2015 – 31/01/2019