THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS POLICIES:
CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY SUPPLY SECURITY
Energy efficiency is considered as linked to two planetary strategic challenges: Climate change and Energy Supply Security.
Therefore, Energy Efficiency Buildings Policies have three aims:
- To diminish energy consumption
- To reduce CO2 emissions
- To increase renewable energy
FIVE KINDS OF ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS POLICY INSTRUMENTS
On Continental, State and Local levels, Energy Efficient Buildings policies are a mix of five kinds of instruments:
- Norms regulations
- Information regulations
- Fiscal instruments and incentives
- Economic and market-based instruments
- Support, information and voluntary action
TASK GROUP OBJECTIVES
Task Group objectives are:
- To set up a worldwide network of experts on the Energy Efficient Buildings Policies, monitored by an international Project Team, to gather and capitalize high level information on the scope.
- To test new international working methods, by organizing Internet seminars (“webinars”) and putting this information on line, through free access.
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT TEAM
The Task Group Project Team includes:
- Jean Carassus, coordinator (mandated by CSTB, France)
- Keith Hampson (Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre, Australia)
- Hiroshi Ito (Building Research Institute, Japan)
- Roberto Lamberts (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)
- Barbara Lippiatt (NIST, USA)
- Rodney Milford (CIDB, South Africa)
- Mahua Mukherjee (IIT, India)
- Dick Schmidt (TNO, Netherlands)
- Peter Wouters (BBRI, Belgium)
- Yingxiu Zhu (Beijing University, China)
RESEARCH MEETING LINKED TO CIB WORLD CONGRESS IN MANCHESTER: 2010 MAY
A meeting organized according the usual CIB bottom up approach, with 19 papers dealing with technical, internet and socio-economical “Energy and the Built Environment” topics, presented by researchers and post graduate students, was held on 2010 May 11.
To download research papers, click here.
CIB TASK GROUP 66 INNOVATIVE WAY: TOP DOWN APPROACH AND “WEBINARS”
A top down topic was defined: “The implementation of Energy Efficient Buildings Policies: International Benchmark”
A kick off International Seminar was organized in Brussels on 2009 October 14 with 11 speakers: 4 from European Union, 3 from International Organizations, 4 from different countries (USA, China, Brazil and South Africa).
The first webinar was dedicated to Europe on 2010 February 24 with 5 speakers from Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and Poland.
The second webinar concerned North America on 2010 October 12 with 5 speakers from Canada, Mexico and USA.
The third webinar was dedicated to South America on 2010 November 4 with 5 speakers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The fourth webinar was dedicated to India on 2012 June 28 with 2 speakers.
Each time, from seventy to one hundred people attended to the webinars, not only from universities and research institutes, but also from private companies, public bodies and international organizations. They watched presentations on their computer at their office, listening to the conferences and asking written questions.
Work is on line for everybody who is interested in it.
Please read the PDF files or view the recorded presentations of the five events!
TASK GROUP MANDATE AND FINAL REPORT
CIB Task Group 66 mandate ended in 2012 December. To download the final report which reviews the 2009-2012 action of the Task Group, click here.
For more information, please contact:
Jean Carassus, CIB TG66 Coordinator (2009-2012), Professor at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris Institute of Technology, mandated by Scientific and Technical Building Research Centre (CSTB, France), firstname.lastname@example.org,
Bilingual blog: www.immobilierdurable.eu.
Peter Wouters, Director of Development and Valorisation, Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI, Belgium), Chairman of CIB Marketing and Communication Committee, email@example.com