05 Aug 2016
Conference paper
To reach its goal of an 80% carbon reduction by 2050, New York City (NYC) must embrace a radical change to its buildings. The Passive House design’s performance-based standard ensures...
05 Aug 2016
Conference paper
In 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a FOA (Funding Opportunity Announcement) to conduct residential energy code field studies using a radically different methodology from previous studies. Historically,...
12 Jan 2016
Presentation
Buildings currently account for over 35% of Vietnam’s total energy consumption. Buildings codes could result in 30-40% buildings energy savings. The Vietnam Building Energy Code (VBEEC) was introduced in 2013...
28 Jul 2014
Data portal
This interactive “Policy Tool for Renovation” facilitates the comparison and analysis of twelve renovation policy packages for residential buildings from Europe and the United States. Fourteen specially developed criteria have...
07 Jun 2018
Conference paper
The recent European energy proposals for the revision of the Energy Efficiency and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directives emphasize the importance of driving investments into the renovation of building...
08 Apr 2019
Report
For more than 30 years, the Pacific Northwest has successfully pursued state residential energy codes and building programs to create ever more efficient housing. Since its inception, the Northwest Energy...
28 May 2018
Case study
This research explores the carbon impact of current Value Engineering (VE) practices in Australia. To accomplish this goal, a complex mixed-use building in Sydney was modelled to determine the capital...
25 Oct 2018
Report
This Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) examines the expected impacts, including costs and benefits, associated with a proposal to add separate heating and cooling load limits or ‘load limits’ to...
13 Nov 2018
Report
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been requested to consider potential stringency changes to the energy efficiency provisions in relation to commercial buildings in the 2019 edition of the...
12 May 2018
Journal article
Environmental issues, costs, and limited energy supply, among other concerns have been driving the efforts toward more energy efficient buildings over the last four decades. Hence, energy efficiency is not...
09 Jan 2019
Technical report
In 2017, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) developed its 2016 Stretch Code Supplement to the 2016 New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code. Since 2017, NYSERDA...
02 Nov 2018
Report
Improving the performance of buildings must be a central component of any response to the challenges of climate change. This is both an imperative and an opportunity. Responding to climate...