[Report] Deep Building Renovation - International Policy Guidelines

03-06-2015 | GlobalSouth-East AsiaSouth-East Asia

Savings in the existing building stock can only be achieved with the widespread adoption and implementation of effective policy packages and support programmes that have a long-term target of achieving deep renovation.

This GBPN report, which presents a global analysis of best practice renovation policies by an international network of experts, concludes that the required savings in the existing building stock can only be achieved with the widespread adoption and implementation of effective policy packages and support programmes that have a long-term target of achieving deep renovation.

Suitable policy packages will include a collection of instruments that work together to upscale, finance, and promote deep renovations in a jurisdiction. Furthermore, the package of instruments must relate to the specific politicial, economic and social situation of the jurisdiction.

The new guideline has been developed in conjunction with GBPN’s on-line renovation policy comparison tool and network of experts (www.gbpn.org).  It provides an overview of the best practice criteria that should guide designing a deep renovation policy package, best practice case studies of effective policy packages, and recommendations for implementation provided by policy makers from leading jurisdictions around the world. The guide provides:

  • Overall recommendations from front runners in energy renovation policies & key lessons from global best practices
  • The role of energy saving targets and regulatory measures in renovation policy packages
  • The role of labeling and certification schemes in renovation policy packages
  • How to upscale deep renovations using financial mechanisms
  • A step-by-step guide to implementing a policy package in a country, state or city
 
 

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Glossary

Policies that govern the energy efficient renovation of the existing building stock. [Source: GBPN]

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.