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dc.contributor.authorSaliba, Joseph-
dc.contributor.authorWeissenbacher, Manfred-
dc.identifier.citationSaliba, J., & Weissenbacher, M. (2014). Policy options for the thermal upgrade of existing Maltese housing stock : an environmental and economic approach. Sustainable Energy 2014 : The ISE Annual conference, Qawra. 17-24.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis study formulates and evaluates policy options to identify the most economically viable means to accomplish the thermal upgrade of the existing residential buildings stock in Malta. In a first step, policies adopted in various EU countries have been reviewed to determine their benefits, success, and adaptability to Maltese settings. The UK and Germany were found to have progressed significantly in this area, and their policies were consequently reviewed in greater detail. While climatic differences are less important in the policy context, it is imperative to understand the processes that allowed such countries to arrive at their present state of policy adoption. Sudden introduction of hefty measures and policies that took years to be implemented and accepted in other countries may be counterproductive. In a second step, it was surveyed how Maltese stakeholders are viewing different policy options in terms of technological, social, environmental, and economic impact. In a third step, a detailed techno-economic analysis was performed to compare the energy saving effect of various energy efficiency measures with their cost in relation to heating/cooling expenditures of Maltese households. Based on this analysis, investment into roof insulation is the prime measure to be recommended.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipBajada New Energy, General Membrane, EcoGroup, Econetique, Energy Investment, JMV Vibro Blocks, Solar Engineering, Solar Solutions.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Malta. Institute for Sustainable Energyen_GB
dc.subjectArchitecture and energy conservation -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectBuildings -- Repair and reconstruction -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titlePolicy options for the thermal upgrade of existing Maltese housing stock : an environmental and economic approachen_GB
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dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencenameSustainable Energy 2014 : the ISE Annual Conferenceen_GB
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferenceplaceQawra, Malta, 20/03/2014en_GB
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