Energy conservation

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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...
Presentation

Saudi energy efficiency program - Awareness

In 2012, The Saudi Energy Efficiency Center (SEEC) launched the Saudi Energy Efficiency Program (SEEP – called hereafter ‘the Program’) with the objectives of improving the Kingdom’s energy efficiency by designing and implementing initiatives and their enablers. A sub-committee was established by SEEC’s Board, chaired...
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...
Journal article

Comparison of building energy codes in Australia, United States and China for Australian commercial building energy conservation

Building energy codes have been widely implemented in the world to regulate energy consumption and CO2 emissions from the building sector. In order to assess the impacts of building energy codes on Australian building performance, this paper has compared the energy efficiency requirements of the...
Video

2016 NYC energy conservation code update

This seminar reviews the latest changes to the 2016 NYCECC. The course will include a summary of the substantive changes that have been made in the move from the IECC 2009 to the IECC 2015 Residential provisions and from the IECC 2012 to the IECC...
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...