06 Dec 2019
Literature review
Building energy efficiency has been identified as a cost-effective opportunity to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and a variety of policies are being implemented to harvest this efficiency...
01 Dec 2018
Report
An energy efficiency challenge program is a city-led voluntary initiative that asks representatives of private sector buildings to make a public commitment, often to the mayor, to reduce energy waste...
23 Nov 2018
Report
This report presents the findings of the Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory project for commercial and residential archetypes relevant to Northern Australia.
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...
12 Aug 2019
Guide
This guide provides methods for retrofitting commercial buildings to improve performance while reducing energy and carbon use.
05 May 2019
Journal article
Highlights The paper has a focus on energy consumption habits and trends using statistical methods. Occupants’ behavior is monitored using smart metering system and awareness surveys. The impact of a...
21 Feb 2018
Report
This evaluation, conducted by Industrial Economics Incorporated on behalf of BTO, centers on a retrospective cost-benefit analysis of selected Building America program activities in the new residential market.
30 Jun 2018
Report
The ultimate test of the business case for high performance low carbon building is to consider how the human benefits of these buildings could be reliably quantified to prove beyond...
13 May 2019
Guide
This guide offers practical advice to homeowners, builders and designers embarking on a retrofit of an existing home. It focuses on relatively simple adaptations to improve a home’s comfort, while...
21 Nov 2016
Conference paper
In Australia, there is an increasing interest in using extensive green roofs to make buildings more sustainable and provide a number of social, ecological, aesthetic and thermal benefits to cities...