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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S21.050

SOCIAL ISSUES OF HOUSING AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL-ECONOMIC ASPECTS IN SLOVAK REPUBLIC

J. Golej, M. Panik
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 377-357 pp

ABSTRACT
Slovakia with its annual production from 10 to 12 tons of CO2 per person is one of the twenty largest polluters in the world while exceeds the world average production more than two times. The housing sector represents after the energy industry the second largest producer of CO2 and according to estimates representing almost a third of total production of CO2 in Europe. In fact, the associated issue of housing and CO2 production in Slovakia is secondary and underestimated at present because the state currently does not experience the adequacy of reduction of emissions created by the housing sector. The main cause of this condition is that Slovakia does not produce enough emissions to fill allocated quotas. On the contrary, emission quotas are currently filled on about 50 percent and this condition allowed it to perform controversial trade with emission allowances in the recent past. The aim of this contribution is to analyze the economic impact of housing issue associated with the production of CO2 and its possible reduction in Slovak Republic. This stated objective is fulfilled through the creation of analysis of the technical condition of the housing stock in Slovakia, because CO2 production in housing is influenced mainly by consumption amount and types of energy sources required for the operation of housing. The objective is also fulfilled by the available tools for supporting the reduction of CO2 in the residential sector.

Keywords: Slovakia, housing sector, CO2 emissions, renewal, energy resources