You are invited to a joint webinar on improving energy performance in existing buildings that the EEC will be co-hosting with the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA EBC) Programme's Building Energy Codes Working Group (BECWG) as part of their ongoing webinar series.
There is much focus on improving minimum energy efficiency requirements for new buildings. However, there are big energy saving opportunities in existing buildings, and policy mechanisms to regularly check and improve a building’s energy performance are critical to unlock this potential.
Governments around the world are exploring the mandatory use of energy codes and performance standards to raise the energy performance of existing buildings, improving the health and comfort of occupants, and lowering their energy bills.
This webinar presents the findings of a report, commissioned by the Australian Department for Industry, Science, Energy and Resources as part of their contribution to the International Energy Agency’s Building Energy Codes Working Group, which examines two major types of policies: building energy codes and mandatory performance standards.
US expert and report author Adam Hinge, Managing Director of Sustainable Energy Partnerships, will present the key findings of the report, followed by a panel with experts from Canada, the UK the US and Australia:
• David Nemtzow, Building Technologies Office Director of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), US Department of Energy
• Louise Sunderland, Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project
• Liam O'Brien, Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University
• Alison Scotland, Interim Executive Director, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council