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 renovation of existing buildings.
This report, Enhancing Energy efficiency in India: Assessment of sectoral potentials, presents a model based assessment of the potential for improvements in energy efficiency in key sectors of the Indian economy. It also identifies a set of short, medium and long term High Impact Opportunities for energy efficiency, which in combination with various technological options and policies, have potential to provide required future energy services much more efficiently.
This report, High Impact Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in China, presents six High Impact Opportunities (HIOs) for improvements to energy efficiency in China in the transport, building, industry and power sectors. These HIOs have been selected from the long list of HIOs identified with economic and energy modelling by the same expert team in the report, Enhancing Energy Efficiency in China: Assessment of Sectoral Potentials.
Building energy use accounts for over one-third of global energy use, and this share is growing as incomes rise and cities grow. Many countries and cities are looking at ways to encourage cost-effective energy savings in buildings. Building energy codes help lock in savings in new buildings and renovations. Today’s codes can reduce energy use in buildings by half compared to buildings prior to codes, based on the experience in countries like China and the United States.
From 2000 to 2015, the energy intensity of the Chinese economy declined by thirty per cent, making it one of the countries with the fastest energy efficiency improvements. This Report on Good Practice and Success Stories on Energy Efficiency in China assesses the key policies and measures that have been successfully implemented across different sectors. The study concludes that especially three distinct approaches have been effective in stimulating energy efficiency actions in China.