The GBPN organised an Intensive Learning Session during the Energy Efficiency Global Forum 2014 in Washington, D.C. offering a two-hour deep dive into global energy policy best practices for new and existing buildings. Here is the Report!
The Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) gathers hundreds of executives and policymakers from across sectors, disciplines, and borders with a goal of integrating effective policies and business practices into actionable plans for the next generation of energy efficiency.
The Global Buildings Performance Network’s recent work to define, analyse and disseminate best-practice building energy efficiency policies has culminated in the development of two interactive policy tools for the comparative analysis of building energy policy packages in new and existing tools respectively. These tools identify the key components of progressive policy packages that work to reduce energy demand across the building stock. Based on these components a number of criteria have been developed against which current best practice codes are assessed.
Using the GBPN’s Policy Comparison Tools for new and existing buildings as a basis for discussion, the Interactive Learning Session provided a platform to discuss how to to accelerate the wide-spread adoption of more ambitious policies that support a transformative change in the building sector. Insights from best-practice regions on the key lessons that have been learnt from developing and implementing best practice policies were presented and followed by a discussion on how to fill the gap between today’s best practices, and what is needed to accelerate transformative change in the building sector and how can leapfrog and implement state of the art policies.
Download the detailed Report here.