A workshop on validation of preliminary results of mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency buildings, including gap analysis and recommendations for their use in the region is held under the auspices of the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings and serves as the third meeting of the Joint Task Force. The Committee on Sustainable Energy and the Committee on Housing and Land Management established the Joint Task Force on Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings in 2015. Representatives of member states, the private sector, academia, NGOs and international organizations comprise the membership of the Joint Task Force.
The Third Meeting of the Joint Task Force which took place on 3 October 2018 in Geneva back-to-back with the 79th session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management.
This workshop is organized as part of the extrabudgetary project "Enhancing national capacities for development and implementation of the energy efficiency standards in buildings in the UNECE Region", which along with the project "Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings in the UNECE Region", supports the activities of the Joint Task Force.
This workshop aims to review a draft of the study on mapping of existing technologies to enhance energy efficiency in buildings, including gap analysis and recommendations for their use in the region and validate its results. The key objectives include:
Strengthen understanding of the UNECE member states on the potential impact of energy efficiency (EE) technologies in the buildings sector.
Analyze and evaluate the correlation between the strictness and enforcement of existing standards, and the level of applied technologies.
Analyze gaps between existing energy efficient technologies in buildings vis-à-vis application and adaptation.
Review and assess the application and adaption of the relevant technologies at the nation level. Gaps are identified and analyzed in 5 main areas: knowledge, technical, regulatory, institutional, and financial.