A quarter thinks the amount that needs to be invested is too small to make use of one of these schemes. More than 40% do not know at all that financial arrangements are available or do not think about it anymore when energy-saving jobs will be carried out in their own home. More than 10% think the arrangements are too complicated or think it is too much hassle and research. All this is apparent from research conducted by research agency Multiscope among 4,000 Dutch people.
Of the 20% of Dutch people who do make use of one of the schemes, most people opt for a subsidy from the central government or municipalities (12%). Taking out a loan and refunding the VAT on solar panels only takes 5%. Taking out a higher mortgage for sustainability is the least popular, but 3% do so.
For most people, moving seems to be the ideal time to give the house a sustainable makeover. More than a third of Dutch people who have moved to another home in the past two years have made use of such a sustainability scheme. In addition to using subsidies for energy savings (15%) and ‘green’ loans (11%), one in ten of this group took out a higher mortgage to make their home more sustainable.
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