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Residential building, environmental effects of technical measures of the action plan on sustainable building

Woningbouw, milieu-effecten van technische voorzieningen uit het plan van aanpak Duurzaam Bouwen

Synopsis

This model study assessed the environmental effects of several technical measures for the reduction of energy and water use and the use of materials in existing and new dwellings, projected over the 1995-2020 period. The model assesses the effects by a physical causal represention of the dwellings. The measurements taken alter the energy, water and materials efficiency in the dwellings, leading to a reduction in the use of each of the three resources. Taking place under the policy of sustainable building the above measures are instrumented by regulation (energy efficiency in newly built dwellings), information transfer and covenants with the public and private partners in the decisionmaking chain of the building industry. Each of the measures has been equiped with an penetration scenario for the autonomous developement and the stimulus for this given by the sustainable building policy. The set of relevant policy instruments imposed by the sustainable building policy will be either certainly or probably employed up to 2005. The instruments are assumed to persist after this period, thus leading to a continued penetration of the measures.
 

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