[Report] Webinar #3: The Role of Labelling and Certification Schemes in Renovation Policy Packages

Presentations & video recording of webinar #3 “The Role of Labelling and Certification Schemes in Renovation Policy Packages – Key Lessons Learned from Global Best Practices”, 18 September 2014, are available!

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The GBPN is hosting 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. This tool allows a comparison and analysis of twelve best practice renovation policy packages for residential buildings in Europe and the United States, using fourteen criteria that define a “state of the art” policy package.
Webinar #3 discussed the importance of labelling and certification schemes in renovation strategies that target energy consumption reductions. Labelling and certification schemes are informative instruments that provide decision-makers with relevant information on specific building typology and allow for a comparison of the building stock. They evoke demand for and awareness of efficiency in buildings and can be used as part of an enforcement regime. However, for labelling and certification schemes to be robust they need to be accompanied with by strong complementary mechanisms such as assessment procedures (audits), training and education programmes for assessors and technology and administrative support. How can certification schemes drive energy renovations in a jurisdiction and what is the right combination of measures that can support them?

This webinar invited best practice jurisdictions to present their story on how to implement a successful labelling and certification scheme as part of a renovation strategy, with the aim of helping other jurisdictions to learn from their experiences.

Panelists’ presentations:

Opening & Introduction – Sophie Shnapp, Policy Analyst, Global Buildings Performance Network 

The importance of Labelling and Certification Schemes in Europe – Adrian Joyce, Secretary General, EuroACE

Case Studies:

  • United Kingdom: Roger Hitchin, Consultant and part time Associate with the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE)
  • New York: Stacy Lee, Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Office
  • Ireland: Chris Hughes, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

Webinar organised in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center

Webinar#1 Agenda & Video Report

Webinar#2 Agenda & Video Report

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.

Webinar #4 will further explore the role of specific best practice elements of a policy package in driving energy renovations by fosucing on therole of financial and economic instruments. Agenda to be available shortly.
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