Energy Efficiency of Appliances in Households in Central and Eastern Europe
|Author:||Mgr. Marko Titizov|
|Year:||2012 - winter|
|Leaders:|| Mgr. Milan Ščasný PhD.
|Work type:|| Masters
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|Abstract:||This paper examines factors associated with awareness of the EU energy labels of household
appliances and the factors associated with the choice of appliance energy class using a dataset
of 2136 households in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania. The results for five
major appliances indicate that household knowledge of energy use increases label awareness,
while households with a large share of elderly decrease label awareness. Factors that
influence awareness of energy labels have a limited impact on appliance energy class choice.
Significant country differences also exist. Romania shows higher household propensities to
be aware of the energy class of appliances than Czech Republic, while Bulgaria shows lower
propensities of label awareness compared to the benchmark of Czech Republic.