[Report] Webinar #2: The Role of Energy Saving Targets and Regulatory Measures in Renovation Policy Packages – Key Lessons from Global Best Practices

16-06-2014 | Global全球South-East AsiaSouth-East Asia

Presentations & video recording of webinar #2 "The Role of Energy Saving Targets and Regulatory Measures in Renovation Policy Packages" held on 12 June 2014, in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Centreare now available. 

Webinar #2 discussed the importance of energy saving targets and how they drive energy renovations. Best practice jurisdictions featured in the GBPN Policy Tool for Renovation have set ambitious energy saving targets and regulatory measures (overall national targets, residential building targets and public building targets). This webinar invited jurisdictions that have set ambitious energy or CO2 saving targets to provide us with insight into how these have been implemented and what role they play in development of policies for energy renovations.  The presentations focus on providing insight to other jurisdictions to enable them to learn from their experiences.
Panelists's presentations: 
  • Opening & Introduction
Sophie Shnapp, Policy Analyst, Global Buildings Performance Network, Presentation (PDF)
  • The importance of Energy Saving Targets 
Yamina Saheb, Scientific & Technical Project Officer, DG Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Presentation (PDF)
  • Case Studies: 
Germany: Jens Laustsen, Senior Policy Expert and Advisor, Global Buildings Performance Network on behalf of Andreas Schuering, Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Presentation (PDF)
Denmark: Peter Bach, Chief Adviser, Danish Energy Authority, Presentation (PDF)
California: Ann Edminster, Chair, Trilateral Green Building Construction Task Force, Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Presentation (PDF)
Watch the video: 

Energy renovation policy has only recently come onto the political agenda and is an emerging field. The Policy Tool for Renovation compares and analyses twelve current best practice renovation policies for residential buildings from Europe and the United States, using fourteen criteria that define a “state of the art” policy package. The Tool shows where positive steps have been taken, where other jurisdictions can learn from these actions and where there is scope for further progress to help countries and region to reduce the consumption of their building stock.
Next webinars will explore the role of specific best practice elements of a policy package in driving energy renovations:
- Webinar #3: Labelling and certification schemes
- Webinar #4: Financial and economic instruments.
Detailed agenda to be available shortly. 



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This target is set based on the energy consumption after the renovation and this needs to be below a certain threshold (i.e. reduction in energy consumed). All buildings will have the same standard after the renovation. Targets would be given in kWh / m2/yr (EU) and KBtu/ft2/yr (US) after renovation. [Source: GBPN, 2012]

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]

Deep retrofit or Deep Energy Retrofit implies replacing existing systems in a building with similar ones that are of higher quality and performance, which leads to a better energy performance of an existing building. The primary energy consumption includes energy used for heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water, lighting, installed equipment and appliances. After the deep retrofit the buildings consume 50% less primary energy compared to the status of theexisting building/s the retrofit (Definition mainly used in US). [Source: GBPN, 2012]