New GBPN Policy Paper shows that implementing ambitious performance building policies can achieve deep reductions in energy consumption and CO2 emissions and sets out the necessary steps towards a "Deep market transformation".
Buildings for our Future – The Deep Path for Closing the Emissions Gap in the Building Sector demonstrates that by 2050 it is possible to reduce building energy use by nearly a quarter of that of today and related CO2 emissions by one third by using today’s most advanced techniques and technologies. It will require widespread adoption of today’s state of the art policies and technologies including net-zero or positive energy requirements for new buildings and more and deeper energy efficient renovation of the existing building stock.
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- Buildings For Our Future, The Deep Path for Closing the Emissions Gap in the Building Sector
- Achieving Scale in Energy-efficient Buildings in China: A View from the Construction and Real Estate Sectors
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The Deep Scenario or Deep Energy Scenario is defined as a scenario, in which state of the art in both new and existing buildings will become the norm in only ten years from now. [Source: Urge-Vorsatz, D. (CEU) (2012) Best Practice Policies for Low Carbon and Energy Buildings-Based on Scenario Analysis]
In the context of climate change mitigation, the mitigation potential is the amount of mitigation that could be (but is not yet) released over time. [Source: IPCC]
The moderate efficiency scenario illustrates the development of building energy use under recent policy trends. It is still an ambitious scenario as it also assumes an increase in retrofit dynamics (typically from 1.4% to 2.1% in the EU-27, China - 1.6% and India - 1.5%) as well as widespread building codes. However, these accelerated retrofit buildings and new constructions still resilt in far lower efficiency levels than what is achievable with state-of-the-art solutions: new buildings are built to approximately regional code standards in existence at the time of this study; renovations are carried out to achieve approximately 30% energy savings from the existing stock average. Water heating efficiency measures are not more ambitious than currently existing programs such as the boiler scrappage scheme in the UK and the 'efficient stove initiative' in India. [Source: Urge-Vorsatz, D. (CEU) (2012) Best Practice Policies for Low Carbon and Energy Buildings-Based on Scenario Analysis]
A collection of policies and programmes that support the implementation of a common goal.