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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2015/B41/S17.029

ENERGY SAVING POTENTIAL IN KOSOVO HOUSEHOLD SECTOR

N. Sahiti, A.Sfishta
Friday 25 September 2015 by Libadmin2015

References: 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2015, www.sgem.org, SGEM2015 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-38-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 18-24, 2015, Book4, 219-226 pp

ABSTRACT
Households with a contribution of 40 % to overall energy consumption in Kosovo, represents a very attractive sector for implementation of Energy Efficiency measures which could results in substantial energy savings. However, government in his Energy Efficiency Action Plan of Kosovo, declares this sector as one of most problematically to achieve energy efficiency improvements. This is due to very limited financial capabilities of households and missing of attractive incentives. In order to change this situation first of all one needs reliable and sufficient data on available potential for energy efficiency improvement. Apart of some general studies, currently no comprehensive study describing current situation and providing concrete recommendation for Energy Efficiency improvement in households exists. Current paper provides major results of a detailed study of energy saving potential of existing household buildings stock. Energy saving potential is assessed based on the national methodology for calculation of energy savings whereas the corresponding building stock and construction materials applied are derived based on available national statistics and other relevant studies. Further, current paper demonstrates that by implementation of simple refurbishment measures in household buildings components, substantial energy savings could be achieved

Keywords: Households, buildings stock, energy consumption, energy efficiency