Performance approach

29 Jul 2016
Report
This report reviews progress achieved by European Union Member States in reaching cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings, and also for building elements.
03 Nov 2017
Guide
This guidebook aims to be a practical resource for governments (ministries of energy, environment, housing, climate change, finance, planning and others), private sector investors and civil society organizations by illustrating...
01 Oct 2019
Report
It was a whirlwind year for energy efficiency in 2019 at the state level. Many legislatures and governors established the transition to clean energy and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

Includes all energy

07 Feb 2016
Report
In 2016, most EU legislation on buildings, including the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Renewable Energy Sources Directive (RED), are undergoing a...
10 Aug 2018
Report
The use of energy in buildings represents a large share of the total end use of energy. In the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region, buildings are responsible...
19 Oct 2017
Report
This discussion paper draws on published research on building codes activity globally and in APEC economies, and new interviews conducted with policymakers in eight participating APEC economies to provide a...
10 Mar 2016
Video
The International Energy Policy & Programme Evaluation Conference was held on 7-9 June 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for the...
27 Mar 2017
Report
The main objective of the proposed revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which the European Commission released on the 30th November 2016 “is to accelerate the cost-effective...

Energy efficiency and renewable energy

18 Apr 2018
Policy report
This report, produced jointly by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), offers policy makers...
17 Jun 2016
Briefing paper
In February 2015 the principle of ‘Efficiency First’ (E1st) was formally endorsed by the European Commission within the framework of the Energy Union.
29 Jul 2016
Report
This report reviews progress achieved by European Union Member States in reaching cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings, and also for building elements.
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...
27 Mar 2017
Report
The main objective of the proposed revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which the European Commission released on the 30th November 2016 “is to accelerate the cost-effective...
01 Jan 2017
Report
This paper provides a snapshot of future HVAC in a net-zero world, and outlines some of the main themes from the workshop discussions such as:
07 Feb 2016
Report
In 2016, most EU legislation on buildings, including the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Renewable Energy Sources Directive (RED), are undergoing a...
23 Dec 2015
Working paper
This working paper brings together the findings of the first stage in this study, which focusses on the identification of 'macro-objectives' for the environmental performance of the EU building stock...

Zero energy target

29 Jul 2016
Report
This report reviews progress achieved by European Union Member States in reaching cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings, and also for building elements.

Revision cycle

30 Aug 2018
Conference proceedings
Green building (GB) policies have been implemented to promote GB and address climate change. Most of the existing literature have studied the costs and benefits of developing GB, without considerations...

Levels beyond minimum

08 Jul 2017
Systematic review
Various green rating systems are established globally to evaluate the sustainability of construction projects. Their categories and criteria have been under constant updates to follow the sustainable trend of building...

Enforcement standards

19 Oct 2017
Report
This discussion paper draws on published research on building codes activity globally and in APEC economies, and new interviews conducted with policymakers in eight participating APEC economies to provide a...
25 Jan 2019
Guide
The buildings sector contributes nearly 40% to global energy-related annual GHG emissions (IEA/UNEP, 2018). Final energy demand from buildings is predicted to increase 50% by 2050 compared with 2015 levels...

Certification

25 Apr 2017
Journal article
Green building assessment methods, which play an essential role in promoting the development of greenbuildings, have attracted much attention in recent years. Many studies have been conducted on the development...

Policy packages

25 Jan 2019
Guide
The buildings sector contributes nearly 40% to global energy-related annual GHG emissions (IEA/UNEP, 2018). Final energy demand from buildings is predicted to increase 50% by 2050 compared with 2015 levels...
17 Jun 2016
Briefing paper
In February 2015 the principle of ‘Efficiency First’ (E1st) was formally endorsed by the European Commission within the framework of the Energy Union.
19 Oct 2017
Report
This discussion paper draws on published research on building codes activity globally and in APEC economies, and new interviews conducted with policymakers in eight participating APEC economies to provide a...
07 Feb 2016
Report
In 2016, most EU legislation on buildings, including the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Renewable Energy Sources Directive (RED), are undergoing a...
18 Apr 2018
Policy report
This report, produced jointly by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), offers policy makers...
12 Jan 2016
Presentation
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a leading organization globally on building energy codes and standards. PNNL has served as the technical lead for DOE’s Building Energy Codes Program...
11 Oct 2016
Draft report
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program (BECP) periodically evaluates national and state-level impacts associated with energy codes in residential and commercial buildings. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...
29 Jul 2016
Report
This report reviews progress achieved by European Union Member States in reaching cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings, and also for building elements.

Building shell

10 Jul 2016
Report
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) project entitled The Role of Standards and Conformity Assessment Measures in Enhancing the Performance and Energy Efficiency of the Commercial Building Sector (MCTI 02 12A;...

Technical systems

05 Aug 2016
Conference paper
Most large developing countries have a building energy code or other building efficiency policies. However, testing and rating systems to assess the energy performance of building materials often lag behind...
01 May 2015
Guide
This Green Code Infrastructure Guide proposes a framework to support code requirements in the marketplace to achieve desired outcomes.