APEC economies continue to engage positively in the development and implementation of building energy codes as a key policy strategy for achieving energy savings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This poster summary and associated discussion paper and workshop outcomes are drawn from recent published research on building codes activity globally and in APEC economies, and new interviews conducted with policy makers in eight participating APEC Economies in the Asia-Pacific to provide a summary of best-practices in building energy codes, a landscape analysis of building energy codes in the Asia-Pacific and an analysis of common issues and opportunities for collaboration among APEC economies in the Asia-Pacific.
Key suggestions for future policy-making in APEC countries such as Indonesia include:
1. Extending the structural coverage of Codes so that they cover
(i) not only new buildings but renovations to existing buildings and
(ii) new residential buildings less than 500m2 GFA and new commercial buildings with less complexity and with less than 5,000m2 GFA;
2. Developing a roadmap for future changes in Codes, and
3. Develop the capacity to enforce compliance with Codes by working with local government and other stakeholders.