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. However, a large percentage of existing buildings are significantly less efficient than most newly constructed buildings, and have major opportunities for improvement.
Building energy efficiency policies are an important tool in addressing energy and climate policies. There has been tremendous technical and policy activity in recent years aimed toward improving building energy performance, with a focus on getting to very low energy buildings and targeting “zero” energy or emissions buildings. A variety of governments have established ambitious, and sometimes aspirational, policies and targets for zero energy buildings (ZEBs) to become standard or commonplace.
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 on code implementation and compliance activities critical to realising the energy, financial, and climate benefits of building energy codes.
This web portal supports efficient international knowledge exchange on building energy code implementation by providing information, experience, and resources from around the world. It aims to improve the energy efficiency of buildings globally.
It provides an overview of the implementation of building energy code systems according to specific topics such as:
The Argentinian Ministry of Energy (MEN), the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) convened a one-day scoping workshop on ‘Behaviour Change for Energy Efficiency: Opportunities for International Cooperation in the G20 and beyond’ on 12 September 2018 in Paris.
This project, “International Review of Residential Building Energy Efficiency Rating Schemes”, is the fifth project in a series of work conducted through the Building Energy Efficiency Taskgroup (BEET), under the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC). This project report presents key governance and administrative considerations in the design of energy efficiency rating schemes, available information on the cost-effectiveness and market impact of rating schemes, barriers to uptake of schemes and lessons learned from the implementation of schemes.