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Briefing: potential of energy saving partnerships in the UK: an example of Berlin

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posted on 03.12.2012, 10:55 authored by Ksenia ChmutinaKsenia Chmutina, Chris GoodierChris Goodier, Susanne Berger
There is significant potential for improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s public building stock. This will require, however, significant financial investment by local and national government, which in the current economic climate is very difficult. One way to reduce the energy consumption of public buildings without direct up-front financing is by way of an energy saving partnership (ESP), two examples of which are outlined and compared here: the Berlin Energy Saving Partnership and the London Re:fit programme. Based on these examples and on discussions with UK building retrofit specialists, this paper analyses drivers and barriers for the potential of ESPs in the UK. It emphasises that in order to minimise or prevent potential financial obstacles, strong support, and not just financial support, from local government is required.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Citation

CHMUTINA, K., GOODIER, C.I. and BERGER, S., 2012. Briefing: potential of energy saving partnerships in the UK: an example of Berlin. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, Paper 1200015, 5 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/ensu.12.00015

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© ICE Publishing Ltd.

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of the ICE: Engineering Sustainability [© ICE Publishing Ltd.]. The journal's website is at: www.sustainabilityjournal.com and the definitive version of the paper is available at: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/article/10.1680/ensu.12.00015

ISSN

1478-4629

eISSN

1751-7680

Language

en