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.
The GBPN and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced today at the EE Global Intensive Learning Session in Washington, D.C. the launch of a new collaboration aiming to encourage the construction of 1 billion m2 of positive energy and affordable social housing by 2023.
It is well known that to be most effective policy strategies need to be organized into packages that optimize the combination of regulations, incentives and voluntary schemes. These three components are often referring to as ‘sticks’, ‘carrots’ and ‘tambourines’. However, our analysis of global best-practice building codes shows that the world’s best performance-based regulations are being designed to encourage and stimulate innovation rather than simply punish poor performance.
The GBPN launched a new interactive tool on building codes in late February. As part of this tool we assessed how well global best practice building codes perform with regard to achieving zero energy or positive energy in new buildings. A large group of experts were involved in the process of developing the 15 criteria and the results of these criteria as displayed in the tool as “city maps” or “windmills”.