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New German study: Why building owners hesitate to refurbish their buildings

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Despite increasing energy prices many building owners are reluctant to refurbish their building in an energy efficient way. This is the result of a poll answered by 1000 single and double-family house owners which was performed by the Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung (ISOE). In the project EnEf-Haus, ISOE has analysed together with the Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) and the Hochschule Lausitz assigned by the German Ministry of Education and Research how building owners can be motivated to save more energy by the retrofit of buildings.
First project results can be found at