Building Efficiency Accelerator: Certifications / Above Code Resource Collection

The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), part of the Global Efficiency Accelerator Platform under the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Initiative, is a multi-stakeholder network made up of over 30 businesses and organizations that work with local and sub-national governments in order to increase the uptake of energy efficiency policies and programs in the building sector. 

The BEA connects the expertise of its wide partner network to its subnational stakeholders. With this purpose, the BEA has compiled resources to assist subnational jurisdictions in prioritizing and implementing building efficiency actions. This page contains the growing collection of resources and BEA webinars related to Certifications and Above Code measures. All previous BEA webinars can be accessed here

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Building a Better Future: Energy Code Implementation in Hyderabad

Publication / Report

With skyrocketing energy demand, limited energy supply, rapid urbanization and increasing pollution levels, India critically needs energy solutions. Energy efficiency is an immediate solution, locking in energy savings in India’s growing cities.

Buildings for Our Future: The Deep Path for Closing the Emissions Gap in the Building Sector

Publication / Report

A cumulative work commissioned by the Global Buildings Performance Network, this report explores the mitigation potential from buildings in China, the European Commission, India and the United States.

Clean Energy Policy Training Webinars

Web Resource

A resource library of dozens of training webinars offered by the Clean Energy Solutions Center on priority clean energy policy topics that policymakers in countries around the world can adapt for their own use.

Energy Efficiency Toolkit for Buildings

Web Resource

The toolkit describes a simple five-stage process to implementing an organizational energy efficiency program. It provides high-level guidance on the various steps required to complete each stage, as well as a range of more detailed tools and resources.

Energy Performance Certificates Across Europe: From Design to Implementation

Publication / Report

This report describes the implementation of Energy Performance Certificates in twelve EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain.

Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE)

Tool / Instrument

EDGE calculates the utility savings and reduced carbon footprint of a green building against a base case. For non-residential buildings, user can see how much extra it costs to build green - and how short a time it takes to earn back the money through operational savings.

Financing Energy Efficiency (EE) in Buildings

Publication / Report

This paper reviews the common instruments and measures for financing energy efficiency, with twelve practical case studies covering a range of energy efficiency policy instruments and measures across Europe.

GBIG: Green Building Information Gateway

Web Resource

The Green Building Information Gateway is a global platform to celebrate the organizations, brands, and people contributing to green buildings around the world.

Handbook of Sustainable Building Policies

Publication / Report

A practical decision support pack to aid policy makers and experts in developing countries.

LEED Credit Library

Web Resource

The LEED Credit Library provides details on credits under various adaptations of the LEED rating system.

Policy Comparative Tool

Tool / Instrument

This interactive tool enables you to compare the dynamic energy efficiency policies for new buildings (residential and commercial). This tool reviews 25 best practice building energy efficiency codes using 15 criteria developed with some of the world's leading experts in the field.

Social Equity in the Built Environment: An Initial Framework and Project Examples

Publication / Report

The purpose of this paper is to explore how building projects can and are addressing social equity today, in order to further an understanding of these underlying issues, strategies and challenges.

The Co-benefits Evaluation Tool for the Urban Energy System

Tool / Instrument

The tool evaluates climate co-benefits for the urban energy system based on different scenarios of socioeconomic, technological and demographic developments.

Tool for Building Energy Performance Scenarios

Tool / Instrument

This tool enables you to interactively engage with modelled data for three possible energy mitigation scenarios for the building sector, globally and per region, by 2050.

Webinar: Better Buildings are our Legacy: LEED v4

Web Resource

This USGBC webinar discusses LEEDv4, how it is different from 2009, the concepts it is based on, and the tools and resources that support project teams along the way.

Webinar: Introduction to EDGE

Web Resource

EDGE is a green building certification system for new residential and commercial buildings in emerging markets. An innovation of International Finance Corporation (IFC), EDGE is a fast and easy to use mass market transformation tool.

Considering Above Code Certification Policies for Your City (Webinar) - 16.06.2016

Web Resource

In support of the Global Building Efficiency Accelerator Platform the U.S.

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