Tenants' experiences and satisfaction with renovated and energy retrofitted social housing

The need for renovation and energy savings in Danish residential buildings is massive, especially for the large number built in the 1960s and 1970s. The potential benefits of a building renovation with a strong focus on the reduction of energy consumption are many, but not yet thoroughly studied and verified.

Lagt online: 11.01.2016

The objective of the present project was to evaluate tenants’ experiences and satisfaction with renovated and energy retrofitted social housing. A questionnaire was made to be distributed to the tenants. It included questions about perceived indoor climate, possible co-benefits, the renovation process, various construction-related measures as well as questions about changed habits after the renovation.

The questionnaire was distributed in two large settlements of social housing erected in the 1960s. One representing a case of comprehensive renovation and another representing a case of more moderate renovation.

The evaluations show, that it is possible to implement a comprehensive renovation with focus on energy savings in an older building stock and at the same time add value for tenants in the form of i.a. improved perceived indoor climate.

Download the report: 'Tenants' experiences and satisfaction with renovated and energy retrofitted social housing' (2015)

Also see this similar study 'Tenants’ experiences and satisfaction in social housing subject to comprehensive retrofitting'

Read the Indoor Air 2016 conference paper: Indoor climate in renovated and energy retrofitted social housing

See the corresponding poster from the Indoor Air 2016 conference: Indoor climate in renovated and energy retrofitted social housing