Policy Guide

Financial Incentives for ULEB and deep retrofits


  • Thema, Johannes (Lead author)
  • Thomas, Stefan (Reviewer)
  • Xia, Chun (Author)

References and further reading

  • Atanasiu, Bogdan; Despret, Chantal; Economidou, Marina; Maio, Joana; Nolte, Ingeborg; Rapf, Oliver (2011): Europe’s Buildings under the microscope. A country-by-country review of the energy performance of buildings. Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Brussels.
  • Baden, Steve; Fairey, Philip; Waide, Paul; de T’serclaes, Philippine; Laustsen, Jens (2006): Hurdling Financial Barriers to Low Energy Buildings: Experiences from the USA and Europe on Financial Incentives and Monetizing Building Energy Savings in Private Investment Decisions. In: Proceedings of 2006 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington DC, August 2006.
  • Breakthrough Institute (BTI) (2011): Energy Emergence. Rebound & Backfire as Emergent Phenomena.
  • Clausnitzer, Klaus-Dieter; Fette, Max; Gabriel, Jürgen (2011): Evaluation der KfW-Programme „KfW-Kommunalkredit - Energetische Gebäudesanierung“, „Energieeffizient Sanieren – Kommunen“ und „Sozial investieren – Energetische Gebäudesanierung“ der Jahre 2007 bis 2010
  • European Climate Foundation (ECF) (2009): Lessons learned from Energy Efficiency Finance Programs in the Building Sector. GreenMax Capital Advisors/ECF.
  • INFONAVIT (2012): Green Mortgage Program 2012 www.bigee.net/s/4jirm9
  • Institute for Housing and Environment IWU / Bremer Energie Institut (BEI) (2012): Monitoring der KfW-Programme „Energieeffizient Sanieren“ und „Energieeffizient Bauen“ 2011. www.bigee.net/s/mm8c7e
  • Korytarova, Katarina (2006): Evaluation of KFW Soft Loans for Building Modernisation within the Framework of the AID-EE Project.
  • KfW (n.d.): Energieeffizient Sanieren – Investitionszuschuss. www.bigee.net/s/hwihye
  • Laustsen, Jens (2008): Energy Efficiency Requirements in Building Codes, Energy Efficiency Policies for New Buildings. IEA Information Paper.
  • Lees, Eoin (2012): Energy efficiency obligations – the EU experience. eceee briefing for DG Energy on EU energy efficiency obligations on energy companies and their importance in meeting climate change and energy security challenges. ECEEE.
  • Maio, Joana; Zinetti, Silvia; Janssen, Rod (2012): Energy Efficiency Policies in Buildings – The Use of Financial Instruments at Member State Level. Buildings Performance Institute Europe.
  • Neme,Chris. (2011): Residential Efficiency Retrofits: A Roadmap for the Future. RAP publication
  • Neuhoff, Karsten. et al. (2012): Financial Incentives for Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Buildings. ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. www.bigee.net/s/xgh4j9
  • RAP - The Regulatory Assistance Project (2012): Best Practices in Designing and Implementing Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes. Research Report Task XXII of the International Energy Agency: Demand Side Management Programme.
  • US Department of Energy (USDOE) (2012a): Building Technologies Program. Tax Incentives for Residential Buildings. www.bigee.net/s/rv2r7h
  • US Department of Energy (USDOE) (2012b): Building Technologies Program. Tax Incentives for Commercial Buildings. www.bigee.net/s/hm135e

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