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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATION OF BUILDINGS - IEA Policy Pathway Series



Jens Laustsen (supported by Vivienne Brophy)

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Buildings currently account for 40% of energy use in most countries, putting them among the largest end-use sectors. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has identified the building sector as one of the most cost-effective sectors for reducing energy consumption, with estimated possible energy savings of 1,509 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) by 2050. Moreover, by reducing overall energy demand, improving energy efficiency in buildings can significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the building sector, translating to possible mitigation of 12.6 gigatonnes (Gt) of CO2 emissions by 2050 (IEA, 2010).

The Policy Pathway series aims to guide policy makers and relevant stakeholders on the essential steps in implementing policies that reflect the IEA 25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations. This specific pathway focuses on best practice in implementing building energy certification programmes.


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