Overall targets

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...
10 Feb 2017
Report
Urban Efficiency II: Seven Innovative City Programmes for Existing Building Energy Efficiency builds on research in the successful predecessor “Urban Efficiency” Report and captures seven new detailed city case studies...
14 Jun 2019
Report
The energy agenda under the G20 Presidency of Japan focuses on the theme of “accelerating the virtuous circle of environmental protection and economic growth by innovation”. Through the Energy Transitions...
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...
27 Apr 2018
Journal article
In order to achieve long-term targets for energy savings and emission reductions, substantial savings will be needed from existing buildings.

Code requirements

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...
30 Mar 2017
Journal article
The rationale for energy efficiency policy can be framed in terms of a variety of different benefits. This paper considers how different benefits have been used within the overall rationale...
14 Mar 2016
Briefing paper
This paper outlines and critically ‘maps’ existing roadmaps relevant to transitions to a low or zero carbon built environment in Australia. A roadmap describes the measures required to achieve goals...
18 Apr 2017
Presentation
Building energy codes lay out the minimum requirements for the envelope (insulation, windows and air sealing), mechanical equipment and lighting of a building (residential and commercial) in terms of energy...
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...

Labelling schemes

31 May 2018
Article
New research finds that people are willing to pay more for energy efficient housing, making the case for a mandatory national rating system for existing homes. “Location, location, location” is...
11 Jun 2019
Report
The research examined the role of energy efficiency initiatives on overall residential property value and explored the ability of residential valuation professionals to incorporate energy efficiency into the valuation process,...

Incentive schemes

18 Apr 2017
Presentation
Building energy codes lay out the minimum requirements for the envelope (insulation, windows and air sealing), mechanical equipment and lighting of a building (residential and commercial) in terms of energy...
01 Nov 2017
Report
Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030.
26 Oct 2019
Guide
This guide is intended as a simple to use reference for social housing asset managers and others involved in social housing upgrades.
14 Nov 2017
Report
This report provides evidence regarding potential financial and health implications of electricity pricing and 'price signal' messaging for heat vulnerable households.

Taxation mechanisms

05 Oct 2017
Policy report
First adopted in 2007, and most recently renewed in 2015, New Mexico’s Sustainable Building Tax Credit supports the greening of many building types across the state. Released in October, 2017,...
14 Jun 2016
Conference paper
A significant body of research confirms the major contribution that improved building performance can make to national energy and greenhouse abatement policies. The challenge facing governments is how best to...

Utility funded programmes

29 May 2019
Briefing paper
Most energy efficiency programs target only one fuel, usually electricity or natural gas. While they achieve savings, they sometimes miss opportunities by failing to address other fuels. Dual-fuel programs, on...

Market instruments

18 Apr 2017
Presentation
Building energy codes lay out the minimum requirements for the envelope (insulation, windows and air sealing), mechanical equipment and lighting of a building (residential and commercial) in terms of energy...
17 Jun 2019
Guide
This guide from the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Europe network and EeMAP's partner E.ON sets out how they believe the sectors and stakeholders involved in delivering green buildings should...
26 Jan 2016
Report
The creation of a comprehensive policy framework including the lowering of transaction costs, increased energy price signals and targeted subsidies would mean that almost all of the German building stock,...
17 Sep 2019
Systematic review
A rapid systematic review of international academic literature suggests that home buyers typically value a more energy efficient home, and when presented with easily accessible information in the form of...
22 Aug 2019
Guide
Sustainable finance has been an area of interest to the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) for some time. NABERS have been closely monitoring green bond issuances in the...
28 Feb 2017
Draft report
The ABRACADABRA project is developing a toolkit, targeting policy makers, with a focus on regulatory challenges and opportunities for boosting energy retrofitting of buildings. For this purpose, the project will...

Training and education

10 Apr 2018
Report
The iBRoad project aims to eliminate barriers to deep renovation by developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. The tool provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term...
29 Nov 2013
Conference paper
Recognising both the recent surge in interest in low carbon refurbishments of residential buildings and the diversity of emergent terminology and perspectives, the authors set out definitions for key terms...
28 Feb 2018
Report
Roughly 97% of the European Union (EU)’s building stock, amounting to over 30 billion m2, is not considered energy efficient, and 75 to 85% of it will still be in use in 2050.

Performance monitoring

15 Apr 2019
Report
This Getting to Zero Status Report (the Status Report) offers building owners, tenants, design teams, contractors, and policymakers a summary of NZE commercial and multifamily buildings data in New York...
28 Feb 2017
Draft report
The ABRACADABRA project is developing a toolkit, targeting policy makers, with a focus on regulatory challenges and opportunities for boosting energy retrofitting of buildings. For this purpose, the project will...
11 Apr 2016
Discussion paper
Australia’s current national emissions reduction target is to reduce emissions to 26-28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. As a signatory to the Paris Agreement, Australia has committed to...
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...
06 Jul 2018
Video
Speaker: Ryan Colker, J.D., from the National Institute of Building Sciences Communities are establishing energy performance and/or greenhouse gas emission goals. This requires a new approach to building codes and...