[Event] Webinar: The Role of Energy Saving Targets and Regulatory Measures in Renovation Policy Packages – Key Lessons from Global Best Practices

03-06-2014 | Global全球

Register here for our next webinar on "The Role of Energy Saving Targets and Regulatory Measures in Renovation Policy Packages - Key Lessons Learned from Global Best Practices", 12th of June 2014, 5:00 p.m CEST, organised in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center


WEBINAR #2 - 12 June 2014, 5:00 p.m CEST 


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The GBPN is hosting a series of four webinars on “how to” implement a successful policy package that targets energy renovations for residential buildings based on the findings from the recently launched Policy Tool for Renovation. This tool allows a comparison and analysis of twelve best practice renovation policy packages for residential buildings in Europe and the United States, using fourteen criteria that define a “state of the art” policy package.

Webinar #2 will discuss the importance of energy saving targets and how they drive energy renovations.

Best practice countries and jurisdictions featured in the GBPN Policy Tool for Renovation have set ambitious energy saving targets and regulatory measures (overall national targets, residential building targets and public building targets). Why targets and regulations are a key driver for renovation? This Webinar invites countries that have set ambitious targets to provide us with insight into how these have been implemented and what role they play in the policy development helping other jurisdictions to learn from their experiences.


  • Opening & Introduction
Sophie Shnapp, Policy Analyst, Global Buildings Performance Network
  • The importance of Energy Saving Targets 
Yamina Saheb, Scientific & Technical Project Officer, DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Case Studies: 

Germany: Andreas Schuering, Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Denmark: Peter Bach, Chief Adviser, Danish Energy Authority

California: Ann Edminster, Chair, Trilateral Green Building Construction Task Force, Commission for Environmental Cooperation 

Webinar organised in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center

Webinar#1 Agenda

Webinar#1 Report & Video Recording

Energy renovation policy has only recently come onto the political agenda and is an emerging field. The Policy Tool for Renovation compares and analyses twelve current best practice renovation policies for residential buildings from Europe and the United States, using fourteen criteria that define a “state of the art” policy package. The Tool shows where positive steps have been taken, where other jurisdictions can learn from these actions and where there is scope for further progress to help countries and region to reduce the consumption of their building stock.

Next webinars will further explore the role of specific best practice elements of a policy package in driving energy renovations: 

  • Webinar #3: Labelling and certification schemes
  • Webinar #4: Financial and economic instruments.


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This target is set based on the energy consumption after the renovation and this needs to be below a certain threshold (i.e. reduction in energy consumed). All buildings will have the same standard after the renovation. Targets would be given in kWh / m2/yr (EU) and KBtu/ft2/yr (US) after renovation. [Source: GBPN, 2012]

Deep Renovation or Deep Energy Renovation is a term for a building renovation that captures the full economic energy efficiency potential of improvements. This typically includes a focus on the building shell of existing buildings in order to achieve very high-energy performance. The renovated building consumes 75% less primary energy compared to the status of the existing building before the renovation. The energy consumption after renovation for heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water and lighting, is less than 60 kWh/m2/yr. (Definition often used in Europe) [Source: GBPN, 2012]

A collection of policies and programmes that support the implementation of a common goal.

A deep renovation with large-energy consumption reductions where the rest of the energy is carbon neutral. [Source: GBPN]

A deep renovation with large energy consumption reductions where the rest of the energy supplied as a renewable energy on site [Source: GBPN]