Energy conservation

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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.
Journal article

Multi-objective optimization of a solar-powered triple-effect absorption chiller for air-conditioning applications

In this paper, a detailed simulation model of a solar-powered triple-effect LiBr–H2O absorption chiller is developed to supply both cooling and heating demand of a large-scale building, aiming to reduce the fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in building sector. TRNSYS 17 is used...
Systematic review

Do green-rated office buildings save operational energy? Rapid review of comparative evidence

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.
Journal article

Evaluating the impact of photovoltaic systems on the thermal performance of buildings and its implication to building energy code. A case study in subtropical Hong Kong

For promoting energy-efficient building design, various green building certification schemes such as BREEAM, LEED, DGNB, Green Mark, BEAM Plus, ASHRAE Standard 90.1, Code of Practice for OTTV, etc. have been developed around the world. In recent years, photovoltaic system is widely adopted in building application...
Journal article

Improving building energy efficiency in India: State-level analysis of building energy efficiency policies

India is expected to add 40 billion m2 of new buildings till 2050. Buildings are responsible for one third of India's total energy consumption today and building energy use is expected to continue growing driven by rapid income and population growth. The implementation of the...
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...
Report

Co-benefits of energy related building renovation - demonstration of their impact on the assessment of energy related building renovation (Annex 56)

The renovation of the existing building stock represents a huge potential in actions to mitigate climate change, not only by the improvement of the overall energy performance of the built environment but also by the reduction of resource depletion and minimization of waste production related...
Fact sheet

Building a better future: Implementing the energy-saving building code in Hyderabad

With skyrocketing energy demand, limited energy supply, rapid urbanization and increasing pollution levels, India critically needs energy solutions. Energy efficiency is an immediate solution, locking in energy savings in India’s growing cities. To reap energy savings, Hyderabad and Telangana State are moving forward with India’s...