The International Conference on the implementation of energy efficient buildings policies in 5 continents was an initiative of CIB Task Group n°66 “Energy and the Built Environment”, the conference was organized by the Belgian Building Research Institute with support from the Brussels Region and EFRO.
The objectives (decreasing energy consumption, diminishing Green House Gases emissions, increasing renewable energy) are well known. The big issue is now: how to do in a practical way to meet those objectives? The seminar was focusing on various initiatives, dealing with the implementation of energy efficient buildings policies in Europe, the USA, China, Brazil and South Africa.
There were also contributions from the European Commission, the International Energy Agency, the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The speeches can be downloaded below.
- Welcome by CIB – What is the work of CIB in general and on energy efficiency in particular? – P. Barrett, CIB President VIDEO PDF
- European Commission: What’s Europe doing regarding energy efficiency in buildings – M. Holl, EC DG TREN VIDEO PDF
- BUILD UP: The European Information Platform for energy efficiency in buildings – P. Wouters, BBRI VIDEO PDF
- EPBD Concerted Action: 29 European countries collaborate on energy efficiency policies – E. Maldonado, coordinator EPBD Concerted Action II VIDEO PDF
- European Construction Technical Platform and Energy Efficient Buildings (E2B) Joint Initiative – L. Bourdeau, ECTP VIDEO PDF
- What is the International Energy Agency doing regarding energy efficiency policies in buildings? – J. Laustsen, IEA VIDEO PDF
- The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme – R. Milford, CIDB VIDEO PDF
- Business oriented project: the Energy Efficiency in Buildings project of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development – D. van der Weele, Philips Lighting VIDEO PDF
- Asia: Implementation of energy efficient building policy in China – Wang Wai,
SRIBS & D. Fang, Tsinghua University VIDEO PDF
- North America: Implementation of energy efficient building policy in the USA S. Sunder, NIST VIDEO PDF
- Latin America: Implementation of energy efficient building policy in Brazil – V. Agopyan, USP VIDEO PDF