Today, as a contribution to the World Environment Day (WED), the GBPN launches a new open source interactive tool for identifying the best possible policy scenarios for saving energy in the building sector worldwide. The new Tool for Building Energy Performance Scenarios (BEPS) enables anyone interested in energy efficiency in buildings to access data and projections and find out where we could be in terms of energy use by 2050 under three different scenarios (deep, moderate and frozen), depending on the ambitiousness of policy decisions and technology choices.
What can you do with the Tool?
This new tool, based on nearly a decade of development by, the Central European University, the Global Energy Assessment and the IPCC enables you to interactively engage with modelled data for the three possible energy use scenarios for the building sector (deep, moderate and frozen), globally and in 11 regions, between 2005 and 2050. It allows you to:
- Find out whether policy settings in the regions of the world are reducing or increasing climate change impacts;
- Visualise and quantify the potential lock-in of energy demand from buildings over time;
- Identify policy measures that could shift markets to energy savings pathways and quantify the energy savings potentials.
You can conduct your own analysis and generate charts and tables by selecting parameters corresponding to your search needs (final energy use for water heating, space heating & cooling, climate conditions, scenarios, time periods, building vintages and building types). The tool provides open access to the world’s best aggregated data analyses on building energy performance. It is possible to download each of the data series and we invite users to use the models freely. A Quick start guide for developers to access and use the GBPN Linked Open Data (LOD) is also available.
Watch the Tutorial:
The Tool for Building Energy Performance Scenarios is the visualisation of the results of two seminal GBPN reports on the energy savings potential of the building sector globally:
- Best Practice Policies for Low Carbon & Energy Buildings Based on Scenario Analysis, Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP), Central European University, commissioned by GBPN, 2012
- Buildings For Our Future, The Deep Path for Closing the Emissions Gap in the Building Sector
- Best Practice Policies for Low Carbon & Energy Buildings Based on Scenario Analysis