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Location and occupancy of energy inefficient residential properties. ESRI Research Bulletin 2015/3/2

Curtis, John and Devitt, Niamh and Whelan, Adele (2015) Location and occupancy of energy inefficient residential properties. ESRI Research Bulletin 2015/3/2. UNSPECIFIED.

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    A Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate conveys useful information about the energy performance of a property. The certificate is accompanied by an Advisory Report that identifies how the property’s occupants might improve the energy performance of the property. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), which has responsibility for the BER rating system, maintains a database of all completed BER certificates which is a useful information tool on the energy performance of the residential dwelling stock. However, there are two limitations of the BER database as a tool to inform policy decisions on residential energy efficiency. First, the database is over-represented by newer properties and therefore is not truly representative of the actual housing stock. Second, the BER database says nothing, nor was it designed to say anything about the occupancy and tenure of housing by BER classification. A better understanding of how many energy inefficient properties exist and whether a particular population cohort, or vulnerable group, is more likely to live in such properties is information that has relevance to policymakers.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > energy policy (Including international arena)
    Countries > Ireland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Research Bulletin
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2019 13:14
    Number of Pages: 3
    Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 13:14

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