A multi-case study of innovations in energy performance of social housing for older adults in the Netherlands

P. Boerenfijn, J. K. Kazak, L. Schellen, J. van Hoof*

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Abstract

With the ageing of population in Europe, the housing stock needs to meet the demands of older occupants, including an increasing demand for energy efficiency. As collective entities, Dutch social housing associations are among the frontrunners in achieving the energy and comfort goals of the European Union and the national government. This paper presents a number of case studies from the domain of social housing for older people from The Netherlands. The cases presented focus on the baseline conditions, the interventions conducted, the financial aspects and the involvement of stakeholders. Implications and recommendations for the design and retrofitting of housing, as well as the process of improving energy efficiency and comfort in practice, are discussed on a supranational level. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1762-1769
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Aged care facilities
  • Energy use
  • Energy conservation
  • Older adults
  • Social housing
  • Purchase power
  • LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS
  • ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION
  • THERMAL COMFORT
  • HOMES
  • POVERTY
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • BUILDINGS
  • BEHAVIORS
  • ATTITUDES
  • DEMENTIA

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