Buildings--Retrofitting

Conference paper

7 Jun 2018
4

The recent European energy proposals for the revision of the Energy Efficiency and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directives emphasize the importance of driving investments into the renovation of building stocks and stimulating retrofitting demand. Moreover, the ambitious targets on Green House Gas’ abatement and...

Presentation

Buildings: Session 5 (Energy Efficiency Training Week, Paris 2018)
17 May 2018
15

The slides were to teach the fundamentals of energy efficiency policies that can be used to reduce energy use in buildings and how energy efficiency policies can enable effective investment and finance for energy efficiency in buildings.

Report

Targeted review of evidence of direct and co-benefits of energy efficiency upgrades in low income dwellings in Australia
14 May 2018
8

The current CRC Low Carbon Living Research Project (RP3044) has the aim to encourage mainstream uptake of low carbon retrofits in social housing. The social housing sector, including public, community and Aboriginal housing, own or manage a significant proportion of residential property in Australia; the...

Journal article

27 Apr 2018
1

In order to achieve long-term targets for energy savings and emission reductions, substantial savings will be needed from existing buildings. For example, a recent analysis for the USA examines aggressive strategies to cut carbon emissions in half by 2040 and finds that in order to...

Report

18 Apr 2018
37

Commercial buildings contribute significantly to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and represent a significant portion of the low cost abatement and energy efficiency opportunities in Australia.

To support building upgrades to improve energy efficiency, in 2012 Sustainability Victoria published ‘The Next Wave: Retrofitting Victoria’s Office...

Briefing paper

11 Apr 2018
14

Analysis of energy renovation costs, as provided by the French Observatory for Low Energy Buildings, identified the following:

One-step deep energy renovation is achieved in France at an average renovation cost of €316/m²for dwellings in multi-family buildings and €374/m² for detached single family homes...

Report

A survey analysis of the markets for Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps in Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal
10 Apr 2018
3

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

Quantifying the benefits of city-level measures in buildings, transport and energy supply
8 Mar 2018
10

A fundamental challenge for establishing the case for climate action in cities is the lack of suitable knowledge, evidence and calculation tools to understand the wider benefits of climate action and the interlinkages between other urban agendas, including other social and economic priorities such as...

Report

An in-depth case study of four frontrunner projects
28 Feb 2018
5

Roughly 97% of the European Union (EU)’s building stock, amounting to over 30 billion m2, is not considered energy efficient, and 75 to 85% of it will still be in use in 2050. Defining a pathway towards a ‘highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by...

Policy report

8 Feb 2018
51

The National Construction Code is a ready-made policy instrument to influence the energy efficiency of new buildings and major renovations. Improved building energy efficiency presents a win-win-win solution, reducing stress on the electricity network and supporting a least-cost pathway to decarbonisation while also delivering cost...

Literature review

31 Jan 2018
16

Abstract: Nowadays, restoration interventions that aim for minimum environmental impact are conceived for recent buildings. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced using criteria met within a life-cycle analysis, while energy saving is achieved with cost-effective retrofitting actions that secure higher benefits in terms of comfort. However,...

Report

31 Jan 2018
6

The UN Environment Programme (UN Environment) is supporting the Belgrade public authorities to improve energy efficiency of buildings and associated energy systems, as part of its role in the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) and District Energy in Cities (DES) Initiative under the Sustainable Energy for...

Journal article

1 Jan 2018
12

Energy retrofits of buildings usually ignore the amount of embodied energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions needed to reduce the operating energy and related emissions. Focusing on the Greater Melbourne Area (GMA), the fastest growing capital city in Australia, this paper analyses the embodied impacts...

Briefing paper

4 Dec 2017
33

Evidence gathered by the International Energy Agency has identified six critical factors to guide policy makers in realising potential savings in both new and existing buildings through the modernisation of building energy codes.

Website

How to implement sustainable retrofits in your strata scheme
9 Nov 2017
20

Follow a step by step guide to undertaking sustainable retrofits in your strata scheme and help to transform your building.

Report

18 Oct 2017
10

There has been significant progress in recent years in improving the energy efficiency of new buildings, driven by technological improvements and various regulatory requirements and policy initiatives, and there is beginning to be a critical mass of very low energy buildings or even zero energy...

Draft report

13 Oct 2017
8

Retrofitting has been proposed as a method to significantly reduce energy consumption and emission derived from the housing sector. Having said this it remains clear that severe restraints remain; and the concept of a “one solution fits all” is at the very least unrealistic....

Report

9 Oct 2017
18

This is a report of a project which aimed to design, develop and assess innovative media and communication strategies to drive mainstream adoption of low carbon products and practices as an integral part of renovation projects, enabling decarbonisation of the existing residential building stock. The...

Briefing paper

BetterHome: An industry-driven one-stop-shop solution
5 Oct 2017
5

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...

Journal

1 Oct 2017
6

Abstract :

The reduction of the energy consumption and carbon emissions in the building sector is an important target for actions to mitigate the climate changes and different actions are being carried out to promote a transition to a low carbon built environment....

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