[Event] Webinar - 22 October 2015 - Implementing Building Energy Codes: Status of Building Energy Code Development & Implementation Globally and in China, France and the USA

2015/10/11 | GlobalSouth-East AsiaSouth-East Asia

GBPN's webinar "Implementing Building Energy Codes: Status of Building Energy Code Development & Implementation Globally and in China, France and the USA.", 22 October 2015, 4:00 p.m CEST, organised in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center.

The potential benefits of building energy codes are numerous. With effective codes, buildings can deliver energy services to families and businesses using a fraction of the energy used today. In fact, comfort and productivity could even be improved. Jobs and markets could be created in new industries for energy saving technologies. Pollution in homes and cities and heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions could be mitigated, protecting human health, well-being, and prosperity. The promise is great, but realizing that promise requires the successful implementation of building energy codes.

This webinar will present the current status, and key areas for international collaboration in building energy code implementation and compliance, and the experience of code implementation in China, France and the United States. The presentations are based on outcomes of the Building Energy Efficiency Task Group 3 project conducted for IPEEC and the Major Economies Forum by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Global Buildings Performance Network. The BEET 3 project included data collection on current code status in MEF and G20 countries, identification of candidate areas for collaboration by an expert review panel, and phone discussions and webinars with experts from participating governments.

Webinar organised in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center





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