The building sector has been identified as a sector with large potential for delivering energy savings and mitigation of GHG emissions. Yet it has been unclear what the specific role of building energy efficiency codes play in achieving these savings.

Conference paper
03 Jan 2017

Buildings are key to low-carbon development everywhere, and many countries have introduced building energy codes to improve energy efficiency in buildings. Yet, building energy codes can only deliver results when the codes are implemented. For this reason, studies of building energy codes need to consider implementation of building energy codes in a consistent and comprehensive way.

Journal article
10 Aug 2018

The use of energy in buildings represents a large share of the total end use of energy. In the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region, buildings are responsible for approximately one third of total energy consumption and account for almost 40 percent of CO2 emissions from combustion.

Report
14 Dec 2018

RISE is a tool for policymakers to compare national policy frameworks for sustainable energy and identify opportunities to attract investment. RISE assesses countries’ policy support for each of the three pillars of sustainable energy – access to modern energy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Report
30 Nov 2016

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, hosted this webinar on stakeholder engagement in the adoption and implementation of building energy codes.

Video
30 Nov 2016

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, hosted this webinar on stakeholder engagement in the adoption and implementation of building energy codes.

Transcript
30 Nov 2016

This presentation shows a brief overview of some of the principles and practices and stakeholder engagement related to building energy codes. It also includes a brief example of the Australian government that has engaged in code assessment.

Presentation
30 Nov 2016

In the absence of a strong national code or a gap between code adoption and implementation, cities can take initiative. One option is to engage with international platforms and forums.

Presentation
02 Nov 2016

Since 2010, United Nations Environment (UNEP) has produced annual Emissions Gap Reports based on requests by countries for an independent scientific assessment of how actions and pledges by countries affect the global greenhouse gas emissions trend, and how this compares to emissions trajectories consistent with the long-term goal of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN

Annual Report
29 Jul 2016

This document is an example of Recommendations for EU states that gives guidance on how to proceed with zero-energy buildings.  It is likely the recommendations apply elsewhere.  The document answers questions like "How do renewable energy sources contribute?".  Other information includes

Guide
09 May 2016

Rigorously enforced stringent building codes can cost effectively achieve energy savings, reduce energy bills and curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Conference paper
06 May 2016

While government policies aim to increase residential energy efficiency, policymakers know little about the efficiency of the U.S. housing stock and improvements in efficiency over time. This paper estimates the average space heating efficiency of U.S.

Conference paper