19 Jun 2018

The letter was drafted to gain support AB 2681 on seismic safety for potentially vulnerable buildings from U.S. Green building in California. An example of how building standards could influence public policy/by-law/codes.  

09 Mar 2018

The Nationally Determined Contributions are allowing countries to examine options for reducing emissions through a range of domestic policies. India, like many developing countries, has committed to reducing emissions through specific policies, including building energy codes. Here we assess the potential of these sectoral policies to help in achieving mitigation targets.

Journal article
01 May 2016

The primary objective of this research has been to explore retrospectively the impact of implementation of energy building energy codes (EBC), labels, and incentives in reducing space conditioning energy use in buildings in major regions of the world and especially in selected emerging countries.

21 Nov 2015

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).

12 Sep 2018

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.

18 Oct 2017

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 buildings in various regions of the world.

02 Jun 2017

CoBE (Cobenefits of the Built Environment) is a tool to determine the health and climate benefits related to reductions in energy use. The methodology is to reduce a building's energy consumption reduces amount of energy produced by power plants, resulting in fewer emissions of pollutants that contribute to climate change and cause premature mortality, hospitalization, and lost school or work d

Data portal
01 Oct 2018

The article deals with efforts to reduce energy as a means to support the formulation of climate change public policies and strategies. Energy use in building design and operation is integral to these efforts.

Journal article
01 Apr 2016

Green building is cost-effective
1. Upfront investment in green building makes properties more valuable, with an average expected increase in value of 4 percent. By virtue of lowered maintenance and energy costs the return on investment from green building is rapid: green retrofit projects are generally expected to pay for itself in just seven years. 3

Blog post
07 Mar 2016

The United States (US) Clean Power Plan established state-specific carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction goals for fossil fuel-fired electricity generating units (EGUs). States may achieve these goals through multiple mechanisms, including measures that can achieve equivalent CO2 reductions such as residential energy efficiency, which will have important co-benefits.

Journal article
29 Aug 2017

Potential gains from improving energy efficiency are substantial — not only in terms of saving energy and combating climate change, but also in terms of contributing to an array of other co-benefits, including improving human health and creating jobs. We asked Tim Farrell, Senior Advisor at the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, what works best when it comes to boosting energy efficiency.