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.
As the deadline for European Member States to present their national renovation strategy is imminent on April 30, BPIE, the state of Baden-Württemberg and the German Institute for Energy and Environment (IFEU) will hold an event to present case studies of innovative approaches to renovating building stocks (16 May 2014 in Brussels from 9:45 a.m to 1:00 p.m).
The GBPN will host a series of four webinars on “how to” implement a successful policy package that targets energy renovations for residential buildings based on the findings from the recently launched Policy Tool for Renovation.
Today, the GBPN launched a new Policy Tool for Renovation that compares best practice renovation policy packages. Learning from this comparative tool, I would like to present five graphs that illustrate some of the main outcomes of the project.
The new Policy Tool for Renovation compares and analyses twelve 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. This new and detailed analysis of current best practice renovation policies supports decision makers to accelerate the design and implementation of more ambitious energy renovation policies.