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Minna Sunikka-Blank

Subject groups/Research projects

Energy and Climate Change:

Research Interests

My research focuses on the effectiveness of thermal retrofit policies, specifically on quantitative impact assessment of specific policy instruments such as the German Energy Saving Regulations (EnEV) or the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. My recent work focuses on the link between the intended and the actual energy use performance ('the performance gap') and the behavior of retrofitting households: what kind of homeowners the policy has reached, what they think of it and how they have dealt with conflicts between energy and heritage values.

Other Professional Activities

thermal retrofit