Energy conservation

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Report

Picking peaches: service quality in the Victorian energy market

This report provides a summary of the findings from a collaborative research project between RMIT’s Behavioural Business Lab and the Consumer Policy Research Centre. This research has produced unique empirical data about the value of service quality and how it affects consumer choice in the...
Report

World Energy Issues Monitor 2020

The annual World Energy Issues Monitor provides unique insight into what energy policymakers, CEOs and leading experts identify as Critical Uncertainties and Action Priorities. Based on the analysis of over 3,000 survey responses from energy leaders in 104 countries as well as 550 responses from...
Conference paper

Behaviour change via social sanctions and shared electricity

Applying behaviour change methods to reduce home energy consumption has resulted in varying outcomes and also conservation effects that were short-lived. Some of the more promising treatments included In Home Energy Displays (IHDs) and home energy bills with comparisons to unknown others - for individual...
Guide

Guide to low carbon residential buildings – retrofit

This guide offers practical advice to homeowners, builders and designers embarking on a retrofit of an existing home. It focuses on relatively simple adaptations to improve a home’s comfort, while reducing energy bills and carbon emissions.
Systematic review

Do green-rated office buildings save operational energy?

The main objective of this rapid review was to identify and organise recent peer-reviewed empirical evidence for the energy efficiency of new (not retrofitted) green-rated office buildings.
Report

Energy efficiency through tenant engagement: a pilot behavioral program for multifamily buildings

Behavioral change interventions are being implemented more widely to achieve residential energy savings. In 2014, ACEEE launched a pilot program to test a variety of behavioral strategies for promoting energy efficiency among tenants in low- to moderate-income multifamily housing in Takoma Park, Maryland. This program...
Policy report

Synthesis report on the assessment of member states' building renovation strategies

The aim of this report, prepared by the Joint Research Centre of the European Union (JRC) is to summarise the efforts undertaken by EU Member States in order to meet the requirements of Article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), to provide an overview...
Briefing paper

Boosting renovation with an innovative service for home-owners

For building owners, the renovation process can be a hassle, shaped by the ambiguity of the measures to implement. Uncertainty is one of the reasons why the renovation rate continues to linger around 1% and private investments remain limited. Achieving the full market potential of...
Book

Enhancing energy efficiency in China: assessment of sectoral potentials

This book uses energy and economic models to assess the potential for further energy-efficient improvements in the transport, building, industry and power sectors of China. The report starts with a modelling assessment of the role of energy efficiency in supporting China to achieve its Intended...
Report

Understanding potential user needs

The iBRoad project aims to eliminate barriers to deep renovation by developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. The tool provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term period (10-20 years), which considers the occupants’ needs and specific situations (e.g. age, financial situation...
Report

Delivering energy savings in buildings

This report provides an overview of the IPEEC Building Energy Efficiency Taskgroup (BEET) project on opportunities for international collaboration on building energy codes amongst the major economies represented in the MEF and G20 (known as the BEET 3 project). Specifically, the BEET 3 project focused...
Video

Driving to outcomes: How evolving energy performance policies impact the building process

Speaker: Ryan Colker, J.D., from the National Institute of Building Sciences Communities are establishing energy performance and/or greenhouse gas emission goals. This requires a new approach to building codes and other policies. One approach is increasing focus on project outcomes for new construction and renovations...
Report

Constructing a new, low-carbon future

This report illustrates that adjusting building standards to impact the cities' environment, economy and etc. The standards mentioned here starts from the construction process until the entire lifecycle of the building in Chinese cities. Research support that buildings that are both energy efficient and supplied...
Policy report

Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start to meet the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. The historic climate accord from 2015 seeks, at minimum, to limit average global temperature rise to “well below...
Briefing paper

Deep energy renovation: trapped in overestimated costs and staged approach

Analysis of energy renovation costs, as provided by the French Observatory for Low Energy Buildings.
Technical report

Building code energy performance trajectory: Interim technical report

This report is the Interim Technical Report for the Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory Project. It accompanies the Interim Synthesis Report for the Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory Project, entitled The Bottom Line – the household impacts of delaying improved energy requirements in the Building...
Report

Fully charged: renewables and storage powering Australia

Australia's love affair with clean energy and battery storage is only just beginning, with the nation on the verge of an energy storage boom, as the cost of lithium-ion batteries rapidly drops. Prices have dropped by 80% since 2010, and are tipped to halve again...
Briefing paper

Unlocking Britain's first fuel: the potential for energy savings in UK housing

This briefing argues that one half of the energy currently used in UK housing could be saved by investing in a mix of current technologies.
Policy report

Saving mega bucks with negawatts: a fast way to secure Australia’s electricity supply before next summer

This report outlines some demand-side solutions that use energy more wisely, which could potentially secure hundreds of megawatts of electricity supply.
Report

Local leadership: tracking local government progress on climate change

This report introduces the Climate Council's Cities Power Partnership program which highlights the leaders of councils and communities that are switching to renewable energy and building greener, more efficient and resilient communities.