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Buildings are the largest consumers of energy worldwide and will continue to be a source of increasing energy demand in the future. The challenges of the projected increase of energy consumption due to the built environment vary by country. In the International Energy Agency (IEA) member countries, much of the future buildings stock is already in place, and so the main challenge is to renovate the existing buildings stock. In non-IEA countries, more than half of the buildings stock needed by 2050 has yet to be built.

The IEA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnered to analyse current practices in the design and implementation of building energy codes. The aim is to consolidate existing efforts and to encourage more attention to the role of the built environment in a low-carbon and climate-resilient world.

This joint IEA-UNDP Policy Pathway aims to share lessons learned between IEA member countries and non-IEA countries. The objective is to spread best practices, limit pressures on global energy supply, improve energy security, and contribute to environmental sustainability. Part of the IEA Policy Pathway series, “Modernising building energy codes to secure our global energy future” sets out key steps in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

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  • Mr. Didier Houssin, Director, Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy & Technology, IEA Paris
  • Dr. Yamina Saheb, Head of Sustainable Buildings Centre, IEA Paris
  • Mr. Benoit Lebot, Technical Advisor on Climate change Mitigation and Adaptation, UNDP, Dakar
  • Ms. Marina Olshanskaya, Regional Technical Advisor on Climate Change Mitigation for Europe and CIS, UNDP, Bratislava
  • Mr. Marcel Alers, Head Energy, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology team, UNDP, NY

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In the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan has initiated a process to redefine its national energy strategy. Energy savings achievable through energy efficiency improvements will form a major component of this new strategy.

With 69% of Japan’s electricity consumption, and 36% of its total final energy consumption, the buildings sector is a prime source of energy savings. This IEA-SBC workshop, organized in partnership with the Japanese Sustainable Building Consortium (JSBC), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will be an important forum to define the new energy efficiency strategy that will achieve a low energy building stock in Japan.

Japanese and international buildings experts will discuss buildings energy efficiency policies in the new Japanese energy context. In the first session, they will present a number of policy options for a transition to low energy buildings in Japan, and how to model the economic impact of such policies. A second session will analyse the leading technologies to achieve low- or zero-energy buildings in the Japanese building stock.

Policy session

Recent Topics: Energy Conservation Policies in Japan
Mr. Tadashi Mogi, Director of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Division, METI

Policies and Programmes for Energy Efficient Houses and Buildings
Mr Kimihiro Hashimoto, Deputy Director-General, Housing Bureau, MLIT

Climate Change Policies and Low-Carbon Buildings
Mr.Tokuya Wada, Director of Climate Change Policy Division, MoE

Overview of Buildings Energy Efficiency Policies in IEA countries
Dr.Yamina SAHEB, Head of Sustainable Buildings Centre, IEA


Opening address Dr. Hiroshi Yoshino, President of JSBC

Guest Speech Mr. Hiroaki Niihara, Ministry of Trade, Economy and Industry

Guest Speech Mr. Miyoshi Nobutoshi, Ministry of the Environment

Guest Speech Mr. Kimihiro Hashimoto, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Key-note speech Energy Trends today Global overview
Amb Richard H. Jones, Deputy Executive Director, IEA

Panel discussion Moderator: Dr. Yoshino

The IEA’s paradigm shift to achieve low-energy and low-carbon buildings stock
Dr.Yamina SAHEB, Head of Sustainable Buildings Centre, IEA

Promotion of Green Buildings and Green Cities after the Great East-Japan Earthquake
Dr Shuzo Murakami, President of the Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation

Status quo and prospects of leading edge energy-saving technology for housing
Mr Haruhiko kono, Chairman of the Design Committee of the Japan Federation of Construction Contractors

Status quo and prospects of leading edge energy-saving technology for office buildings
Mr Tetsuo Iku, Chairman of the Housing Performance Increase Committee of the Japan Federation of Housing

The seminar was arranged as part of the IEE-sponsored Energy Efficiency Watch (EEW) Project.

The IEA World Energy Outlook was presented, with additional presentations on buildings and industrial policies. DG Energy made a presentation on the challenges for EU policy following the WEO 2012 publication. In addition, some highlights from the EU-wide EEW Survey on national ambitions and policies, as well as from the analysis of National Energy Efficiency Action Plans were presented. A one-hour discussion concluded the seminar.

The seminar was arranged with support from the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme with additional support from Fraunhofer Institute and Energifonden.

World Energy Outlook 2012: An overview

Laura Cozzi, Deputy Head, Office of the Chief Economist, International Energy Agency

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Buildings: Are we on track in Europe?

Yamina Saheb, Head of Sustainable Buildings Centre, International Energy Agency

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Industrial policies for Europe

Amelie Goldberg, Policy and Programs Manager, Institute for Industrial Productivity

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Energy Efficiency Watch, analysis of MS ambitions. A few snapshots from the EEW project.

Daniel Becker, Ecofys

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The next challenges for EU energy efficiency policy

Paul Hodson, Head of the Energy Efficiency Unit in DG Energy


As part of the debate on the energetic transition, a seminar with Yamina Saheb, Senior Building Analyst, Energy Efficiency Unit, International Energy Agency (IEA), Thibaud Voïta, Energy Consultant, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), Cécile Tuil, Vice President, Influence Strategy, Schneider Electric. Chaired by Maïté Jauréguy-Naudin, Director, Center for Energy, Ifri and Jacques Lesourne, President of the Scientific Committee of the Center for Energy, Ifri.

Event description on the IFRI website

Nearly half of the world population lives in urban areas and this ratio is expected to grow. In order to achieve Sustainable Development, building sustainable cities is indispensable. Sustainable cities should consider the three pillars of sustainable development, i.e. sustainable cities should be economically productive, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. Also, they may have to be resilient to climate change and natural disasters.

Currently various activities to build sustainable cities have been taking place around the world. “FutureCity” Initiative, promoted by the Government of Japan, for an example, is trying to realize human-centred cities that create new values to resolve the challenges of the environment and super aging. As committed in the “Tohoku Smart Community Initiative towards the reconstruction of the Disaster-affected Areas” at the International Energy Seminar in Fukushima in March, people suffered from the Great East Japan Earthquake are trying to rebuild resilient communities utilizing recent development of technologies such as renewable energy.

Desirable future cities may consist in following elements: human-centred cities focusing on each individual including women, children, and the elderly; green (low-carbon) cities with advanced environmental technologies such as renewable energy, energy-saving technology, eco-buildings; smart cities equipped with smart basic infrastructure, such as smart grids; sound material-cycle cities working on sustainable consumption and production including 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle);and resilient cities against natural disasters and climate change.

At the end of this event, GOJ with its partners will launch the initiative of the “Future Cities We Want’’. The initiative will envisage providing the platform for cooperation with national and local government, international organisation, and civil society. A special meeting to deepen the initiative will be announced.

This side event aims

  • To formulate common concepts of ‘’Future Cities’’;

  • To establish a platform coordinating existing frameworks;

  • To build an international network of local governments and city leaders, and bridge the gap between them and international fora;

  • To propose a mechanism mobilizing resources including private financial resources especially in the developing countries; and

  • To promote regional cooperation for knowledge sharing, accumulating experiences, and transffering technologies.


Buildings belong to the most basic of human needs, along with food, water and healthcare. The more an economy develops, the more people spend time within buildings (up to 90% of their time in developed countries).

The building sector has major impacts on the environment. It accounts for one-third of global energy demand and for a large portion (about one-quarter) of greenhouse gas emissions in all economies. Additionally, through improved energy efficiency in their design and management, buildings present the largest and most cost-effective potential for energy savings and greenhouse gases emission reductions.

Energy efficient buildings will also be a key tool for climate change adaptation and for a variety of other sustainable development issues, including energy security, poverty alleviation, water supply and management, and health.

Unfortunately, the building sector has not yet received the focus it deserves in high-level political agendas and policy-making. In developing countries, where the rate of new construction is high, efforts should aim at quickly reaching high standards of efficiency in new buildings. In developed countries, building energy refurbishment needs to be harnessed rapidly and efficiently.

UNDP and IEA are working together to assess the lessons-learned from UNDP’s extensive portfolio of Global Environment Facility (GEF) energy efficiency buildings and appliances projects, spanning more than 50 countries over the past 20 years, and to identify recommendations for future work in this field.

The United Nations Development Programme and the International Energy Agency will jointly present their findings and recommendations to encourage policy makers to systematically mainstream energy efficiency and low-carbon solutions in building construction and management as well as in city planning.


The IEA Sustainable Buildings Centre is developing a bottom-up model to assess the impact of implementing buildings energy efficiency policies in terms of energy savings, CO2 emissions reductions, implementation costs and economic benefits at the country and end-users level.

At this meeting, we seek your expertise to discuss policy scenarios, modelling methodologies and data quality. We would also like to collaborate with you on knowledge sharing, data calibration and indicators harmonization. The resulting model will present its assumptions, parameters and data used in a transparent way.

Agendaodelling Workshop - Final Agenda.pdf)

The International Energy Agency is pleased to host a two-day Energy Efficiency Indicators Workshop. The workshop will be held at the IEA headquarters in Paris, France, on 6 and 7 June, 2012.

Countries around the world are increasingly aware of the urgent need to transform the way we use energy. Worries over energy security, the social and economic impacts of high energy prices and growing concerns about climate change are leading many countries to put greater emphasis on developing policies and measures that promote energy efficiency, which is often the most cost-effective and readily available means of addressing all these issues together.

But how can countries ensure that such policies are well targeted and based on best practices? One key tool is to build and maintain a set of well-founded indicators that track changes in energy use and efficiency. Energy efficiency indicators are powerful tools that can be used to better inform the policy process. As such, they can help decision makers develop policies that are best suited to meet domestic and/or international policy objectives. As monitoring and reporting tools, they also can be used to evaluate progress and identify the need to adjust existing policies or introduce new ones.

The purpose of this workshop is to share information about best practices relating to indicators development and their use from a policy-making, analytical and statistical point of view. All aspects of energy efficiency indicators, from using the basic available statistics as a foundation to the development and assessment of efficiency-related policies will be discussed.

The workshop constitutes a unique forum that will bring together policy makers, analysts and statisticians from all around the world to discuss and share experiences on the following topics:

  • How are indicators currently being used to support good policy-making and evaluate policy success?
  • Have indicators become central tools and a must in energy efficiency policies?
  • How different indicators can be used?
  • What are the appropriate indicators to be used in different countries and context?
  • What are the challenges associated with the development, analysis and use of indicators?
  • How can indicators be further improved and made more visible?

The workshop will be relevant for all parties in both IEA Member and non-Member countries interested in energy efficiency. The workshop has an aim of having a balanced attendance of policy makers, analysts and statisticians.

Final Agenda

List of Participants

Day 1

Session 1: Update on energy indicators activities from the Secretariat

a) Update on energy efficiency activities at the IEA

Session 2: What do people mean by indicators and how they use them in their work

a) What are energy and energy efficiency indicators and why are they useful?

Bruno Lapillonne (Enerdata, France)

b) The central role of indicators in understanding energy trends

Borys Dodonov (Analytical Center “BEST”, Ukraine) and Natalya Yemchenko (System Capital Management, Ukraine)

c) The development of data and indicators to ensure a common understanding of potential and challenges

Bettina Schreck (UNIDO)

Denis Givois (EFIEES, France)

Session 3: Have indicators become central tools and a must in energy efficiency policy

a) The use of indicators for developing and evaluating IEA policy recommendations

Yamina Saheb (International Energy Agency)

b) Development of indicators to develop energy efficiency policies

Emer Dennehy (Sustainable Energy Authority, Ireland)

c) The role of data and indicators in shaping the energy future of end-use sectors

Constant Van Aerschot (World Business Council for Sustainability Development)

d) Monitoring progress towards energy efficiency policies

Paolo Bertoldi (Joint Research Centre, European Commission)

Session 4: How different indicators can be used, what are the appropriate indicators to be used in different context and regions

a) Data and indicators development in support of policy needs and prioritizing policy intervention

International perspective: Robert Tromop (International Energy Agency)

Regional perspective: Marc Ringel (DG Energy, European Commission)

b) Defining the potential for improvement in energy efficiency and defining indicators to assess and realise the energy reduction potential

Wolfgang Eichhammer (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany)

c) The use of “universal indicators” in different context

Jean-Yves Garnier (International Energy Agency)

d) Specificities to be taken into account when developing energy efficiency indicators

Shigaru Kimura (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation)

Day 2

Session 5: Challenges associated with development, analysis and use of indicators

a) Importance of comparable data and harmonisation of accounting procedures

Robert Schnapp (International Energy Agency)

b) Key analytical challenges in developing energy efficiency indicators

Didier Bosseboeuf (ADEME, France)

c) New tools and methodologies to improve the data for developing energy efficiency indicators

Peter Dal (Danish Energy Agency, Denmark)

d) Better methodologies to ensure international comparability of international indicators

Francois Cuenot (International Energy Agency)

e) The many challenges associated with collecting the right information for progress tracking

National perspective: David Belzer (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States)

Regional perspective: Abdelaziz Bourahla (ADETEF/Medstat III)

Session 6: How can indicators be further improved and more visible (better data, better methodologies, better dissemination tools)

a) Better data to improve the strength of energy indicators

Industry perspective: Adrian M. Joyce (EuroAce, Belgium)

National perspective: Hamish Hill (Statistics New Zealand, New Zealand)

b) Better dissemination to raise the profile of energy efficiency indicators

John Appleby (Natural Resources Canada, Canada)

c) The importance of visual tools in enhancing outreach

Duncan Millard (Department of Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom)

Session 7: Next step, closing remarks

Jean-Yves Garnier

The aim of the workshop, co-organised by the IEA and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), is to discuss the current buildings energy efficiency policies and their effective implementation. The objective is to better understand the policy levers that will overcome the barriers faced by local authorities in implementing buildings energy efficiency policies.

The IEA and WBCSD proposals to overcome those barriers include:

  • Adopting a holistic approach to deliver value by capitalising on the interdependency of the building components;
  • Making energy in buildings more valued by developing long-term incentive schemes, new commercial relationships and financial mechanisms, and providing clearer information about building energy performance; and
  • Training building professionals and users to encourage behaviours that will respond more readily to market opportunities and signals and maximise the potential of existing technologies and innovations.

This workshop is part of the IEA-WBCSD collaborative effort in cutting energy use in the buildings sector.


Mr. Philippe BENOIT, IEA

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Ms. Maria VAN DER HOEVEN, Executive Director, IEA

Mr. Peter BAKKER, President of WBCSD

Session 1: International trends on Buildings Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP)



Ms. Yamina SAHEB, International Energy Agency

Mr. Philippe FONTA,WBCSD

Coffee break sponsored by WBCSD

Session 2: EU and US Policy Packages for Energy Efficient buildings


Mr. Constant Van Aerschot, Vice-chair of WBCSD EEB 1

Mr. Alexandre JEANDEL, WBCSD

Mr. Claude TURMES, European Parliament

Ms. Kristina DELY, Covenant of Mayors Office


Session 3: Buildings Energy Efficiency Policy (BEEP) Packages at a local level


Philippe BENOIT, IEA


Ms. Anne GED, Director of the Parisian Climate Agency

Mr. Franck HOVORKA, Director at la Caisse des Dépôts, Paris


Mr. Achim NEUHAEUSER, Division Manager at the Berlin Energy Agency

Lunch sponsered by WBCSD

Discussion: How to trigger the implementation of energy efficiency in buildings measures?


Mr. Rod JANSSEN, International Energy Efficiency expert


  • Yamina SAHEB, IEA

  • Amit BANDO , IPEEC

  • Alexandre JEANDEL, WBCSD

  • Philippe FONTA, WBCSD


  • Claude TURMES, European Parliament

  • Kristina DELY, Covenant of Mayors Office

  • Franck HOVORKA, Caisse des Dépôts

  • Achim NEUHAEUSER, Berlin Energy Agency

  • Jens LAUSTSEN, Global Buildings Performance Network

  • Benoit LEBOT, UNDP

Wrap-up and next steps

Ms. Yamina SAHEB and Mr. Philippe FONTA

The objectives of this workshop are to assist in understanding and evaluating the use of economic instruments to improve energy efficiency, particularly in buildings. It should achieve the following aims:

  • To enable a discussion between policy makers and experts on the subject of economic instruments and their role in scaling up investment in energy efficiency. This should address key issues such as what is the most suitable policy input to achieve the level of investment needed in energy efficiency in the future.
  • To provide a forum for exchange between government officials from finance and energy ministries responsible for incentive programmes in their respective countries and enable the sharing of their experiences in implementing and administering these programmes and gain insight into successful features and lessons learned.
  • To encourage the sharing of data on the use of economic instruments to scale up investment in energy efficiency. The various presentations and discussions should reveal the latest data and knowledge on the subject and provide material for carrying out the evaluation of programmes to date.


Background document

Workshop Report


Moderation: Philippe Benoit, IEA

Welcome: Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, IEA

Workshop context

Scoping: Lisa Ryan, IEA

Overview of economic instruments to catalyse investments in energy efficiency policy: Anuschka Hilke , IEA

Economic instruments for low energy buildings

Moderation: Robin Ried, WEF

Expert view: Low energy buildings - the challenge and goals: Yamina Saheb, IEA

Expert view: Economic instruments for low energy buildings: Ingrid Holmes, E3G

Country round table on grants and tax incentives

Moderation: Robin Ried, WEF

What have we learned from experiences with economic instruments so far in delivering low energy buildings?

Ireland: Josephine Maguire, SEAI

New Zealand: Christine Patterson, EECA

Denmark: Mikael Skou Andersen, EEA

US Appliances : Stephane de la Rue du Can, LBNL

Financial policy instruments

Moderation: Mikael Skou Andersen, EEA

Concessional loans

On-bill schemes

Energy performance contracting

Innovative funding mechanisms for energy efficiency

Moderation: Dean Cooper, UNEP DTIE

Learning from clean energy funding mechanisms: Cecilia Tam, IEA

Investment funds: Ben Caldecott, Climate Change Capital

European Energy Efficiency Fund: Robert Nuij, DG Energy

Developing a way forward in energy efficiency finance

Lisa Ryan, IEA

Conclusions and next steps

This IEA/SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority in Ireland) workshop aims to give policy makers an overview of the range of possible benefits of energy efficiency, with presentations from experts with experience of several of the key possible benefits. Discussion will examine the current state of EE policy evaluation in various countries, on the basis of presentations by government officials from several IEA member countries, looking for evidence of evolving evaluation approaches as well as identifying opportunities for improvement. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to get feedback on the direction of the IEA’s project.

The target audience of the workshop is energy and other policy makers as well as policy modellers. We also hope to gather a range of experts working in the field in order to share experience and showcase new tools that could be used to develop national energy efficiency policy strategies.


Project Description

Welcome and introduction

1. Introduction of issues and scoping

a. The multiple benefits of energy efficiency : Nina Campbell, IEA

b. Classical evaluation frameworks for energy efficiency programmes : Mirjam Harmelink, Harmelink Consulting

c. Discussion

2. Round table discussion

a. Energy affordability : William Baker, Consumer Focus, UK

b. Health benefits: Véronique Ezratty, Medical Studies Dept., EDF and David Ormandy, WHO Collaborating Centre for Housing Standards and Health

c. Industrial productivity : Julia Reinaud, Institute for Industrial Productivity

d. Macroeconomic outcomes : Ingrid Holmes, E3G tbc

Discussion: what are the most promising areas for further work?

3. Country evaluation methodologies

a. New Zealand : Christine Patterson, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

b. Ireland : Jim Scheer, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

c. United Kingdom : Sarah Meagher, Energy Efficiency Deployment Office

d. Sweden : Rurik Holmberg, Swedish Energy Agency

e. Denmark : Mikael Togeby, Ea Energy Analyses A/S

f. Netherlands : Joost Gerdes, ECN

g. United States : Marc Friedrichs, Department of Energy

Discussion: What gaps exist in the evaluation of EE multiple benefits?

4. Conclusions and work plan

a. Group discussion of work plan and next steps - Lisa Ryan, IEA

b. Conclusions and wrap up - Robert Tromop, IEA

In the framework of the IEA-Russian Energy Agency MOU signed at the IEA Ministerial in October 2011 the IEA is working jointly with the Russian Energy Agency on a report focussed on enhancing energy efficiency in buildings in the Russia based on IEA member country best practices and lessons learned to date. This Report is to be finalized in Fall 2012. This Round Table meeting served as an important input to this process where experts could share their insights and understanding of the challenges faced in Russia in enhancing energy efficiency in the building sector and learn from the experience of IEA member countries with particular focus on the EU Directives in this area.

The Round Table was very timely given the focus in Russia on building energy codes and the implementation of energy efficiency policies in the residential sector. There was much discussion about the voluntary nature of building energy codes in Russia and the implementation challenges at the sub-national/regional and municipal level.

The Round Table was made possible with the support of the IEA’s Training and Capacity Building Center (TCB) together with the Russian Energy Agency.

About 35 participants took part over the round table including from various departments of the Russian Energy Agency, Ministry of Energy, UNDP, FESCO, Green Business Council, relevant Institutes and residential/building centers.

English agenda

Russian agenda


Development of Russian Legal Framework in the Sphere of Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Rinat Ibragimovich Mametov, Senior Specialist, Energy Efficiency Legal and Regulatory Drafting Department, Russian Energy Agency

Buildings Energy Efficiency Policies: The European Policy Package

Yamina Saheb & Ellina Levina, International Energy Agency


Moderator: Nelly Segisova, Deputy Director, International Co-operation, Russian Energy Agency

Buildings Energy Efficiency Policies Codes, Labels and Incentive Schemes

Yamina Saheb & Ellina Levina, International Energy Agency

Buildings Standards and Regulations in Russia

Alexander Konstantinovich Djincharadze, Director for Regulatory Issues, Russian Energy Agency

Labelling policies in Russia for buildings, appliances, lighting and equipment

Guy Ames, General Director, Russian Green Buildings Council

Methodological Approaches in Prioritizing Investments in Energy Efficiency Projects in the Residential Sector and District Heating Systems

Petr Arkadyevich Shomov, Director, Industry Energy Scientific Center


Moderator: Nelly Segisova, Deputy Director, International Cooperation, Russian Energy Agency

The IEA is organising a series of workshops on buildings energy efficiency policies and technologies in different geographical regions to enable a deeper understanding of the regional particularities of the buildings sector in terms of policies and technologies.

The IEA workshops bring together policy makers, technical experts, industry and analysts from both the IEA member and the non-member countries. The aim of the IEA workshops on buildings energy efficiency policies and technologies is to:

  • share proven energy efficiency policy practices with experts on buildings energy policies;
  • share information on existing buildings and equipment, as well as forthcoming efficient and low-carbon technologies and low buildings energy policies ;
  • better understand the trends in efficient technologies for buildings; and
  • better understand building stock and energy consumption trends.

The first workshop of this series was held in Paris and was hosted by Deloitte Finance (Neuilly Sur Seine). It was held on November 17 and 18, 2011

Subsequent workshops will be held in other regions.

The outcomes of these workshops will feed into the IEA publications on buildings energy efficiency policies and technologies.

17 November 2011

Introduction to the workshop

Chaired by Bo DICZFALUSY

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Bo DICZFALUSY, Director, Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, International Energy Agency

IEA technology roadmaps

Cecilia TAM, International Energy Agency

IEA policy pathways

Dr. Lisa RYAN, International Energy Agency

SESSION 1: Background and scope of the building envelope

Chaired by Y. SAHEB

Background and Scope for Building Envelope

Dr. Yamina SAHEB, International Energy Agency

Round table discussion 1 – Background and scope of the building envelope

SESSION 2: Technologies for the building envelope

Chaired by C. TAM

Windows and glazed area technologies and materials in Europe

Bertrand CAZES from European Windows Manufacturers association

Insulation technologies and materials

Shpresa KOTAJI from PU-Europe

Building envelope technologies and material in the US ( Second Presentation)

Dr. Stephen SELKOWITZ from Lawrence National Berkeley Laboratory

Cool Roofs: Cost Effective Technology for Better Buildings and Healthier Cities

Kurt SCHICKMAN from Global Cool Cities Alliance

Round table discussion 2 – Technologies for the buildings envelope

SESSION 3: Modelling the savings potential in buildings

Chaired by N.TRUDEAU

IEA-Energy Technology Model

Nathalie TRUDEAU, International Energy Agency, IEA

Global Energy Assessment (GEA) model

Ksenia Petrichenko, Central European University

Built Environment Analysis Model² (BEAM²)

Kjell Bettgenhäuser, Ecofys

France, RES-IRF Modeling the savings potential in the residential sector


Round table discussion 3 – Potential reduction for the building envelope

18 November 2011

SESSION 4: Regulatory instruments

Chaired by Y.SAHEB

Overview of existing instruments

Dr. Yamina SAHEB International Energy Agency

Overview of the European Buildings Regulations

Emmanuel CABAU, Deputy Head of Energy Efficiency Unit, EC DG Energy

What Impact will the new EU Cost-optimum Regulation have on EU and Global Build

Randall BOWIE, European Insulation Manufacturers Association, EURIMA

Overview of US regulations

Dr. Stephen SELKOWITZ from Lawrence National Berkeley Laboratory

International collaboration on Buildings Energy Efficiency


Round table discussion 4 – Regulatory instruments

SESSION 5: Information instruments

Chaired by A. BLYTH

Overview of existing instruments and their implementation in IEA and BRICS count

Alastair BLYTH, International Energy Agency, IEA

A review of the implementation of the Energy Performance Certification Scheme in Europe

Dr. Marina Economidou, Buildings Performance Institute Europe

Buildings Energy labels in France: From profusion to confusion?

Aurélie CLERAUX, ELAN-Bouygues Construction

Round table discussion 5 – Information instruments

SESSION 6: Economic instruments

Chaired by L. RYAN

Economic Instruments to support investment for low energy buildings

Dr. Lisa RYAN, International Energy Agency

The use of economic instruments to renovate Europe

Dr. Bogdan ATANASIU, Buildings Performance Institute Europe

Round table discussion 6 – Economic Instruments

Next steps, Wrap-up, closing remarks

Chaired by Yamina Saheb, Nathalie Trudeau and Cecilia Tam

This workshop was being held in conjunction with the series of Policy Pathway publications. The Policy Pathways provide details and guidance to policy makers and relevant stakeholders on the essential steps needed to successfully implement policies that reflect the IEA 25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations. Based on direct experience, published research and expert workshops, the Pathways also provide insight into the types of policies adapted to the specific policy context(s) of different countries, so that each country derives the maximum benefit from energy efficiency improvements. Ultimately the Policy Pathway Publications aim to support countries in their endeavours to achieve greater energy efficiency improvements.

This particular pathway focuses on policies to improve the energy performance of windows and glazed areas. It is based on the analyses of lessons learned from the implementation of existing policies for windows, as well as planned policies in IEA and non-IEA member countries. It documents the elements, steps and milestones (the pathway) necessary to successfully implement policies for more efficient windows. Its aim is to help countries implement effective programmes within the context of their national policy frameworks by offering advice and opportunities to benefit from the experience of others.


Issues Paper



The IEA 25 EE policy recommendations


The IEA Policy Pathway series


Why do we need policies for windows?

Yamina SAHEB

Existing and planned policies

Moderator: Yamina SAHEB

  • South Korea: Yungrae KIM
  • United States: Bipin SHAH
  • Australia and New Zealand: Robert TROMOP
  • The EU: Diana AVASOO
  • Other APEC countries: Bipin SHAH

Policy packages for efficient windows and pathways for their successful implementation

Moderator: Yamina SAHEB

Wrap-up and conclusions of the workshop


This event took place during the European Union’s Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, Belgium. It was part of the events organised by the Energy Efficiency Global Forum. It brought together government policy makers, practitioners, international experts, and stakeholders in the buildings sector for a focussed discussion on Zero Energy Buildings and deep renovation at a global scale.

The IEA invited policy makers, experts and stakeholders to participate in this event and took the opportunity to give their views on the current and future policy pathways.


Energy Efficiency Governance in the Buildings sector

Lessons learned from Zero Energy Building Design in hot climates

Energy Savings Potential in non-Residential Buildings in China

Fairy tale or fact: Creating the Conditions for Zero Energy House globally
Anthony WATANABE, Innovolve Group

Panel Discussion: Near term prospects for deployment of ZEBs and deep renovation - What do governments need to provide?

The way forward

Speaker Bios

This event is a joint initiative with the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Co-operation’s (IPEEC) Sustainable Buildings Network (SBN) task group.

Day 1 - Monday, 15 November 2010

I. Opening Session


Introduction to conference and workshops

Jens Laustsen, Energy Policy Analyst leading work in the Sustainable Buildings Unit

Information on the Sustainable Buildings Network, SBN

Jens Laustsen, Energy Policy Analyst leading work in the Sustainable Buildings Unit

II. Kick-off session for SBN collaboration

Chair: Jens Laustsen, Energy Policy Analyst leading work in the Sustainable Buildings Unit

Working together in SBN Setting the scene for SBN Discussion on the right format for SBN Different small presentations on existing projects including:

Round table including small introductions of different other networks, international organisations, industry associations and existing projects

Engagement of networks and next steps: What are the expected workshop outcomes? Proposals for discussion

III. Priority area 1: Zero Energy Buildings

Chair: Ken Mentzer, President, Energy Efficiency Policy Group, NAIMA

Discussion around Zero Energy Buildings and buildings coming close to zero consumption

Presentations on existing projects:

Conclusions, recommendations and next steps

IV. Priority area 2: Intelligent Tropical Architecture

Chair: Poul Erik Kristensen, Managing Director, IEN Consultants

Intelligent tropical architecture and buildings in hot climates.

Discussion around intelligent tropical and hot climate architecture, different small presentations on existing projects including:

Conclusions, recommendations and next steps

Day 2 - Tuesday , 16 November 2010

Introduction to the second day

Jens Laustsen, Energy Policy Analyst leading work in the Sustainable Buildings Unit

V. Priority area 3: Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

Chair: Ken Mentzer, President, Energy Efficiency Policy Group, NAIMA

** Session 1- Existing buildings:_ Discussion on projects for energy efficiency of existing buildings

Different small presentations on existing studies including:

Chair: Ken Mentzer, President, Energy Efficiency Policy Group, NAIMA

** Session 2 - Deep renovations versus general improvements:_ Discussion of priorities for SBN work in existing buildings Conclusions, recommendations and next steps

Different small presentations on existing examples including:

VI. Dissemination of information

Chair: Peter Wouters, AIVC Operating Agent, Belgian Building Research Institute

SBN Web solutions and dissemination of information: Defining structures and ways to work together based on existing structure Discussion of right way to add value to these existing structures

Different small presentations on existing data dissemination including:

Other examples on dissemination projects from around the table

VII. SBN Advisory Board

Chair: Jens Laustsen, Energy Policy Analyst leading work in the Sustainable Buildings Unit

Establishing the SBN Advisory Board:

  • Ideas for SBN and collaboration

  • Setting a Plan of Actions for SBN

  • Recommendations for future SBN work around table

  • Future advisory board structure

  • Conclusions around the table

    • Introduction to advisory board meeting - Jens Laustsen, IEA
    • Conclusions from Advisory Board - Jens Laustsen / Eleonor Grammatikas, IEA

Final conclusions, summing up the days and next steps

Russian presentations

Russian language agenda

Session 1: Energy Efficient Buildings: problems and approaches to solving them

Welcome speech on behalf of the Ministry of Science & Education by Boris Reutov, Minister’s Counselor, Director of the Innovative Energy Branch of the Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”

Welcome speech on behalf of the International Energy Agency by Isabel Murray, Russian Programme Manager, Directorate of Global Energy Dialogue, International Energy Agency

Welcome speech on behalf of the Moscow Government by Michael Yakovlev, First Deputy of the Chair, Regional Energy Commission

Energy efficient buildings: principles of and world experience in building design and construction

Yuriy Tabunschikov, ABOK President, Moscow Institute of Architecture, Head of Building Engineering Systems Department

Historical trends in Energy Efficiency of Buildings in IEA countries

Nathalie Trudeau, Energy Indicators Analyst, Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, International Energy Agency

Energy efficiency and CO2 mitigation potential in the buildings sector. Integrated assessment and roadmaps at a global level.

Michael Taylor, Technology Analyst, Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, International Energy Agency

“Energy Efficient Social Sector” implementation of the project initiated by the Working Group on Energy Efficiency under the Presidential Commission on modernization and technical development of the Russian economy

Dmitry Zubkov, “Energy Efficient Social Sector” Project Manager, Project Office

Questions & answers. Discussion

  • Energy efficiency and CO2 mitigation potential in the buildings sector

  • Energy saving and energy efficiency policy: goals and objectives, barriers and ways of overcoming them

Session 2: Mechanisms of stimulating energy saving and energy efficiency

Economic and policy instruments (mechanisms) aimed of supporting and stimulating energy efficient technologies in buildings

Lisa Ryan, Energy Economist, Energy Efficiency Unit, Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, International Energy Agency

Economic stimulation of energy efficiency and energy saving by the Government of Moscow

Eugeniy Tikhovodov, Deputy, Department of the Economic Policy and Development of the Moscow city

Energy efficiency in the building sector & its regulation.

Alexander Zazhigalkin, Deputy Director, Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation

Rational tariff policy as a stimulus for energy saving

Sergey Remezov, Head of the Department on tariff regulation in the field of electrical energy and transport, Regional Energy Commission (Moscow government)

Questions and Answers. Discussion.

  • ways of implementing Federal Law No 261 in respect of labeling energy efficient buildings

  • diagnosing the state of residential and public buildings, express energy auditing

  • energy performance benchmarks: calculation and control methods during building exploitation,

  • performance benchmarks for energy consumption of buildings: methods of calculation for design and control purposes

  • energy efficiency passport for buildings,

  • standards for energy efficient buildings: international experience, the approach to regulation of energy consumption in Russia,

  • how climatic factors should be reflected in requirements to energy efficient buildings?

Session 3: Ways of Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings: energy efficient engineering systems. Integration of non-traditional and secondary energy sources into power supply systems

The main directions of improving energy efficiency in residential and public buildings

Alexander Naumov, “ABOK” Vice-President, General Director of “TERMEK”

Integration of non-traditional energy sources and secondary resources in the energy supply systems of the Moscow city (an example from the Moscow city program “Energy saving construction”)

Grigory Vassiliev, Scientific Advisor and Coordinator, Group of Innovative companies “INSOLAR”, Head of the Center for Energy Saving in Construction sector, GUP “NIIMosstroy”

Heating and Cooling Systems for Energy Efficient and Low Carbon Buildings

Michael Taylor, Technology Analyst, Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, International Energy Agency

New generation of hybrid pumping systems for heating of high-rise apartment buildings

Victor Gornov, Chief Design Engineer, Center for Energy Saving in Construction sector under GUP “NIIMosstroy”

Smart metering systems for controlling energy consumption in buildings

Anatoly Maximenko, Head of Strategic Development Division, JSC “Zelenograd Center of Innovation and Technologies”

Questions and Answers

  • energy efficient engineering systems: heating, air ventilation and conditioning, water supply, lightning;

  • integration of non-traditional energy sources into power supply systems: thermal pumps, co-generation technologies and others;

  • energy management during exploitation of buildings: smart systems for monitoring and controlling energy consumption;

  • individual and zoned energy consumption recording and billing systems.

Session 4: Efficient External Envelope of Buildings

The French “Grenelle” Policies to boost energy efficiency in the building sector

Thierry Meraud, Manager for Eastern Europe and Russia, Directorate of International Affairs, ADEME (Agency for Environment and Energy Management), France

Efficient thermal insulation of walls

Vladimir Gagarin, PhD, professor, Research Institute of Construction Physics (Moscow)

The Moscow government experience in regulation of thermal insulation of walls

Vladimir Livchak, Head, Energy Efficiency Division, Moscomexpertiza (Moscow Government Committee on Expert Examination)

Efficient Windows

Vladimir Lichman, Head of Laboratory of Thermal and Sound Isolation, Center for Energy Saving in Construction, GUP “NIIMosstroy”

Questions and Answers

  • external envelope of a building and economically expedient level of its thermal protection;

  • thermal protection of windows

  • interrelation between quality of construction and energy efficiency of buildings;

  • regulation of thermal protection for external envelope of buildings.

Summary of the discussion.


The conference opened with a general overview of energy efficiency developments across the G8 countries based on IEA recommendations with a special focus on Russia. Session two focussed on main end-uses of energy in the residential sector. Russian and international experts described developments of policy and implementation in their countries. On Day two a holistic approach to energy efficiency in buildings was discussed. International experts dscussed various approaches and experience. Regional experts from Russia shared their views and experience. Discussion focussed on how relevant international experience is and how to adapt policies and measures to support Russia’s federal and regional efforts to enhance effective implementation of energy efficiency policies.

The conference was co-organised by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science | The Russian Federal Agency for Science and Innovation (FASI) | Russian Ministry of Energy | The International Energy Agency (IEA) | Center for Energy and Resource Efficient Technologies (CERT) with the participation of the State Duma (the Russian Parliament).

Boris Reutov, Deputy Head of Department for Energy and Effective Technology,

Federal Agency for Science and Innovation (FASI)

Ulrich Benterbusch, Director of the Office of Global Energy Dialogue, International Energy Agency

SESSION 1: Setting the Scene

Co-Chairs: Ulrich Benterbusch, International Energy Agency

Deputy Head of Department for Energy and Effective Technology, Federal Agency for Science and Innovation (FASI)

Progress of G8 Countries in Implementing IEA Recommendations on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Jens Laustsen, Energy Analyst (SPT), International Energy Agency

The Draft Federal Energy Savings Programme: Outlook

Igor Bashmakov, President CENEf

Draft Energy Efficiency Law of the Russian Federation: A view from outside

Dominik Tissom, CMC(UK)

Russian Technology Platform in Energy Saving and its Implementation

Boris Reutov Deputy Head of Department for Energy and Effective Technology, Federal Agency for Science and Innovation (FASI)

Energy Saving Action Plan Implemented by the Russian Universities and Institutes

E. A. Zenyutich, General Director, Nijny Novgorod Energy Efficiency Investment Center

SESSION 2: A Focus on Main End-Uses

Implementation of Energy Efficiency Measures in the Dutch Residential Sector/ National Isolation Programme

Frank van Bussel, SenterNovem, Netherlands

Potential Energy Savings and Energy Efficiency Improvements in Lighting Systems

Shevchenko A.S., General Director “Energyeffect-NN”(Nijny Novgorod)

Experience in Lighting Systems

Bogdanov A.A., Deputy Director of Department, Svetlana-Pptoelectric of St. Petersburg

Intellectual control Systems for Energy Efficiency: A Russian Way

Krupnov Yury, Deputy Director , Zelenograd Technology Innovation Center

Refrigeration Systems: Experience on How to Improve Efficiency and Minimize the Leakage of Greenhouse Gas | Russian version

Tomio Obokata (Japan)

Advanced Air Ventilation and Conditioning Systems

Tarabanov M.G., Scientific Engineering Center for Ventilation and Air Conditioning, “Invent” of Volgograd

Primary Energy Efficiency and the Energy Performance of Buildings

Rolf Ulseth, Norway

Energy Efficiency in Water Use in High Rise Buildings

Isaev V.N. Moscow State Construction University

Modern Systems of Energy Savings in Buildings

Mustafa G.M., Head of Division FGUP VEN

SESSION 3: Building Networks: A Holistic Approach

Chair: Rolf Ulseth, Norway

Policies and Measures to Enhance Energy Efficiency in the Russian Federation

Talalykin V.M., First Deputy General Director of the State Fund for Residential Renovation

General Overview of Policies for Implementation of Building Technologies in a Global Context

Jens Laustsen, Energy Analyst (SPT), International Energy Agency

From Engineering Equipment to Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Naumov A.L., General Director OAO “Termek”, Vice President “AVOS”

Energy Efficiency in Buildings: UK Experience

Stuart Bailey, Technical Director AECOM Corporation (UK)

Buildings with Low Energy Use: New Construction and Refurbishment of Existing Buildings

Michael Graham, Regional Director, PRP (UK)

Certification of Buildings: The Latest US Policies and Approaches | Russian version

Steve Baden, Resnet US

Energy Audits: The Swedish Experience | Russian version

Helen Magnusson, Swedish Energy Agency

Energy Efficiency Labelling as an Instrument to Promote Energy Efficiency in Russia

Smaga G.A., Manager of GEF-UNEP Project “Standards and Labels for Energy Efficiency in Russia”

SESSION 4: The Way Forward: A Regional Focus

Chair: Jens Laustsen, Energy Analyst (SPT), International Energy Agency

New Technological Measures for District Heating Systems

Rijenkov V.A. Deputy Rector MEI

The Way Forward in Chelyabinsk

Kurnakov I.I., Deputy Director Southern Urals Technological Innovation Center

Demonstration Zones for Energy Efficiency: A Basis for the Development of Energy Efficiency in Regions

Belosov A.V., Belgorod State Technical Institute

The Way Forward in Voronezh Oblast

Kazakov A.R., Head of Department for Energy Efficiency, Voronezh Innovation Center

The Way Forward in Irkutsk

Kalinin D.C., Deputy Director, EOL NPP EOL, Irkutsk

The Relevance of International Best Practices for Russia

Round table discussion

On 28-29 September 2009 the International Energy Agency, the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation (RosStat) and the Federal Agency for Science and Innovation (FASI) held an expert level round table on energy efficiency indicators in the residential sector. The Round Table was the second in a series of expert levels meetings aimed at helping Russia to develop energy efficiency indicators, a project the IEA has undertaken with the financial support of the UK Strategic Programme Fund. The first brainstorming meeting was held in December 2008, at which time it was decided the key sector on which to focus was the residential sector.

The round table was co-organised by the Federal Agency for Science and Innovation | International Energy Agency | Federal State Statistics Service (RosStat).

Welcome/Objective of the Workshop

Boris Reutov, Deputy Head of Department for Energy and Effective Technology, Federal Agency for Science and Innovation (FASI)

Alexander Surinov, Deputy Head of the Federal State Statistics Service (RosStat)

Jean-Yves Garnier, Director of Energy Statistics Department, International Energy Agency

SESSION 1: Setting the Scene

Chair: Boris Reutov, Federal Agency for Science and Innovation (FASI)

Why energy efficiency indicators?

( Russian version)

Nathalie Trudeau, Energy Analyst on Indicators, Energy Technology Policy Division (ETP), International Energy Agency

What can we learn from energy balances in trying to understand energy efficiency trends? What can we not see from energy balances?

( Russian version)

Olivier Lavagne d’Ortigue, Energy Analyst on Indicators, Energy Statistics Department, International Energy Agency

Indicators needed to understand energy efficiency trends in the residential sector

( Russian version)

Nathalie Trudeau, Olivier Lavagne d’Ortigue (ETP & ESD), International Energy Agency

What is the current situation in Russia in terms of data availability and indicators for the residential sector?

Ms. Elena Burdenkova, Director, Department of Services, Education and Cultural Statistics, Federal State Statistics Service

Alexander Dronov, Head of Department, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation

New Russian Building Standards: Indicators of Energy Efficiency

( Russian version)

Yury Matrosov, Head of Laboratory for Energy Savings and Thermal Insulation of Buildings, Construction Physics Research Institute (Moscow)

SESSION 2: How to collect the data needed

Chair: Ann Eggington, Director, Office of Global Energy Dialogue, International Energy Agency

Surveys: Why and how? Advantages and limits. Example of Canada

( Russian version)

Michel Francoeur, Head of Division, Natural Resources Canada

Metering: Why and how? Advantages and limits. Example of Sweden

( Russian version)

Egil Öfverholm, Project Leader, Swedish Energy Agency

Modelling: Why and how? Advantages and limits. Example of United Kingdom

( Russian version)

Julian Prime, Energy Statistics Analyst, Department of Energy & Climate Change, UK

Examples of (current or planned ) related initiatives in Russia : Surveys, metering and modelling?

Tour de Table of Russian participants

SESSION 3: A focus on two main end-uses

Chair: Alexander Goncharov, RosStat

From Energy-Efficient Engineered Equipment to Energy Efficiency in Russian Buildings

( Russian version)

Alexander Naumov, General Director JSC “TERMEK” and Vice President of AVOC - Association of ventilation cooling and conditioning

Heating / Cooling: Options to develop reliable data on heating/cooling consumption in buildings

( Russian version)

Jens Laustsen, Energy Analyst (SPT), International Energy Agency

Appliances: The example of energy consumption of refrigerators

( Russian version)

Kevin Lane, Consultant, Oxford University, UK

International project “Standards and labelling to advance energy efficiency in Russia”

( Russian version)

Gennady Smaga, Technical Director, RUSDEM

SESSION 4: The Way Forward for Russia

Chair: Jean-Yves Garnier, Director of Energy Statistics Department (ESD), International Energy Agency

The Law on Energy Efficiency: What next?

( Russian version)

Remir Moukoumov, Advisor to State Duma Deputy of the Russian Fedaration

The Way Forward from an Industry Perspective

( Russian version)

Valentin Ivanov, Head of Working Group, Committee on Energy Policy of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Implementation and Policy Thinking

Stanislav Dorjenkevich, Deputy Head of Department for Energy Policy and Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Russian State Residential Renovation Fund: Achievements to date

Vladimir Lukin, Deputy Director of Expert Department, Russian State Residential Fund

The workshop is jointly organised by the End-Use Technology and Energy Efficiency Working Parties.


Energy Technology Perspectives 2050 - the role of technologies for zero energy buildings

Michael Taylor, Energy Analyst, Energy Technology Policy Division, International Energy Agency

Factor 4 - the role of policies for zero energy buildings

Jens Laustsen, Energy Analyst, Energy Efficiency Division, International Energy Agency

The development of low and zero energy buildings in France

Jean Christophe Visier. Head Energy, Health, Environment, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment, France

Zero Carbon Homes and Non-Domestic Buildings in the United Kingdom

James Acord, Policy Advisor - EU & International Energy Efficiency, Department of Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom

Economical heating and cooling systems for low energy houses. Technologies and measures needed

Carsten Wemhoener, Operating Agent, HPP Annex32, Switzerland

Pathways to Zero Energy Buildings – AEDGs to ZEBs

Drury Crawley, Commercial Buildings Team Lead, Commercial Buildings Initiative, U S Department of Energy

A holistic refurbishment procedure taking energy consumption in existing buildings towards a zero.

German experience with “Factor 10 renovations” and “Better than new built” projects.

Olaf Böttcher, Head of Division, Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction, Renewable Energies, Federal Institute for Research on Buildings, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development, Germany

Building refurbishment to MINERGIE standards - Examples, challenges and lessons learned future policies

Beat Kämpfen, Kämpfen für architektur, MINERGIE Fachpartner, Switzerland

Business perspective on zero energy construction and low energy refurbishment

Christian Kornevall, Project Director, Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The phase-out of inefficient lighting has been widely acclaimed as one of the most important short term initiatives in combating climate change.

Phase-Out 2008 is an international forum for key stakeholders to meet and exchange information on the initiatives taking place around the globe. It is an opportunity to share experience and lessons learned, consider key challenges to the phase-out and implications for industry, and identify how the move towards efficient lighting can benefit from co-operation at the regional and international level.

Workshop initiated by the Australian Government, co-hosted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), IEA and the China Association of Lighting Industries (CALI).

Workshop programme

Regular international conferences on Standby Power have helped to keep the issue at the forefront of national energy efficiency strategies and stimulate co-ordination amongst countries.

As a result, follow-up processes to the G8, APP, APEC and CSD Marrakech accord have all called on Governments to make a greater commitment to the IEA 1-Watt standby target and other programs to tackle standby power.

Since the last conference in Canberra in 2006, several major initiatives and policies have been launched - and new studies of standby power reveal whether progress is being made. The 2008 Conference, featuring a selection of speakers from around the world and from India, provides an opportunity to share information about:

  • Asia-Pacific Partnership Projects underway to tackle standby power;
  • National and International trends in standby power consumption;
  • Proposals for policies to address Standby Power in India;
  • Recent national policy developments and future proposals;
  • Developments in the standby power test procedure, IEC 62301.

Participation is free but please book early, as there are a limited number of places available at the workshop. The procedure on how to register will be forthcoming shortly.

The workshop was co-organised by the IEA and Bureau of Energy Efficiency.



2nd April 2008 (Day – 1)

Session I

Chairperson: Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, BEE

Progress of standards and labeling program in India

Mr G. Pandian, Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India

Consumer electronics labeling program to address standby power in India

Mr. Sanjay Dube, Senior Project Manager, ICF/CLASP, India

Asia Pacific Partnership: standby power projects in the region

Ms Anne Pellegrino, A/g Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency Branch, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Australia

Session II

Reports of national standby power consumption and targeted policies

Chairperson: Mr. Devender Singh, Joint Secretary, MoP

United States

Dr. Alan Meier, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA


Mr Yung-Rae Kim, Manager, Energy Efficiency Management Dept. KEMCO, Korea


Ms Li Aizhen, Senior Engineer, China Standard Certification Center, China

Session III

Reports of national standby power consumption and targeted policies

Chairperson: Mr. William Ramsay, Deputy Executive Director, IEA


Mr. Kotaro Ohkuni, Energy Conservation Centre, Japan

European Union

Mr Stephan Kolb, DG TREN, European Commission


Ms Simone Tiele, Energy Efficiency Division, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Australia

3rd April 2008 (Day – 2)

Session IV

Chairperson – Mr. Suresh Khanna, Secretary, CEAMA, India

Consumer electronics industry approaches and initiatives for standby power and energy efficiency

Mr. Peter Robertson, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), USA

The international standby power test method – IEC62301

Lloyd Harrington, Energy Efficient Strategies, Chair of IEC WP5

Session V

Chairperson – Dr. Alan Meier, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Standby power in European equipment

Mr Shailendra Mudgal, Bio Intelligence Service, France

International initiatives to track standby power consumption

Mr Paul Ryan, Energy Consult, Australia

Plenary Session

Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency and others.

Presentation by CEAMA, India

Mr. Suresh Khanna, Secretary, CEAMA, India

Reducing standby power in networked appliances

Mr. Jim Wallace, Director, Segment Marketing, ARM

How to meet energy efficiency standards?

Mr. Balu Balakrishnan, CEO, Power Integrations

Establishing a Standby Power target, and policies to get there

Mr. Mark Ellis, International Energy Agency

Many policies now exist, both mandatory and voluntary, for improving energy efficiency and minimising greenhouse gas emissions, but there is frequently a gap between expectations of what such policies will achieve and their actual impacts. This gap represents a substantial lost opportunity to maximise saved energy, reduce the cost of energy services and greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance energy security.

This workshop, co-sponsored by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Task Force for Sustainable Products (ITFSP), seeks to bring together public and private sector stakeholders to share information on effective frameworks for compliance, monitoring and evaluation in relation to energy efficiency measures.

The workshop will open and close with plenary sessions that address common themes and concerns relating to compliance and evaluation. In between these sessions, three parallel working groups will convene to focus on particular issues associated with:

  • Energy Efficiency in the Buildings Sector;
  • Energy Efficiency in the Equipment and Appliances Sector; and
  • Evaluating Energy Efficiency Measures.


Moderator: Eoin Lees, Vice-Chair, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Welcome and Opening Address

Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Avoiding Lost Opportunities in Energy Efficiency

Paul Waide, IEA

Why International Co-operation?

Chris Baker, UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), for the International Task Force for Sustainable Products (ITFSP)

Why Evaluation Matters and Why it Doesn’t Happen?

Robert Harmsen, Ecofys

Why Evaluate Energy Efficiency Programs?

Steven Schiller, University of California and Schiller Consulting

Problems and Consequences of Non-compliance

Paolo Falcioni, Indesit Company, for European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED)

Designing Energy Efficiency Policies with Compliance in Mind

Brenda Boardman, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford


Moderator: Taipale Kaarin (Finland), Chair, Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Implementation of Energy Performance Regulations in Practice: Information from approach in Flemish Region

Peter Wouters, Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI)

Compliance with Building Regulations

Andrew Warren, European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE)

Compliance and Monitoring of Building Energy Performance Regulations

Roger Hitchin, Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE)

Using Energy Certification to ensure Compliance with Building Codes

Renato Ezban, Danish Energy Agency

Compliance with Building Standards in the US: One Perspective from the US

Adam Hinge, Sustainable Energy Partnerships

Moderator: Jan te Bos, European Insulation Manufacturers Association (Eurima)

Increasing Compliance through Stakeholder Incentives to Change their Behaviors

Shuzo Murakami, Professor, Keio University

Energy Performance and Compliance – Project Developer and Building Owner’s View

Jonas Gräslund, Skanska

Another Way of Checking Building Compliance: The Swedish Experience of Compliance and the Use of Metered Data

Hans-Olof Karlsson Hjorth, Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning

Improving Compliance in the Building Sector

John Hogan, Seattle Department of Planning and Development

Compliance in the Buildings Sector: A View from Industry

Randall Bowie & Chris Hamans, Rockwool International A/S


Moderator: Gerald Strickland, European Lamp Companies Federation

S&L Compliance Frameworks Around the World: What Lessons Can be Learnt?

Christine Egan, CLASP

Market Surveillance and EU Energy Labelling: A Consumer Viewpoint

Jan Viegand, Viegand

Opportunities in the United States

Stephen Witkowski, US Department of Energy

Lesson Learnt in Japan with Checking Performance

Kiyoshi Saito, Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA)

Compliance and Enforcement in a Small Economy: From None to One

Terry Collins, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, New Zealand

Moderator: Shane Holt, Australian Greenhouse Office

Key Elements of a Compliance Framework

Frank Klinckenberg, Consultant

Experiences and challenges in China

Shuming Hua, National Lighting Test Centre, China

Experiences and challenges in China

Nan Zhou, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Information Sharing in the UK

Davide Minotti, Defra

Opportunities for International Collaboration

Chris Evans, ITFSP

Co-operation on Compliance – CFL Harmonisation Initiative

Adam Hinge, Sustainable Energy Partnerships


Moderator: Jeff Dowd, US Department of Energy

The Importance of Evaluation

Jeff Dowd, US Department of Energy Didier Bossebeouf, French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) Peter Taylor, IEA Terry Collins, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, New Zealand

Moderator: Steven Schiller, University of California and Schiller Consulting

Experiences with Evaluation Activities: Case Studies Robert Harmsen, Ecofys Kazuhiko Shinpo, Japan Top Runner Programme Rino Romani, Italy

Moderator: Peter Taylor, IEA

Methodological Issues in Evaluating Policy Measures Harry Vreuls, SenterNovem Jeff Dowd, US Department of Energy Anibal T. de Almeida, University of Coimbra

Gaps and Conclusions Peter Taylor, IEA Steven Schiller, University of California and Schiller Consulting


Moderator: Paul Waide, IEA

Learning From Other Sectors: Ensuring Compliance in the Environmental Sector Eugene Mazur, Environment Directorate, OECD

Resourcing Compliance Frameworks & Capacity Building Gene McGlynn, Energy Charter Secretariat

Report on the Appliances Working Group Shane Holt, Australian Greenhouse Office

Report on the Buildings Working Group Jens Laustsen, IEA

Report on the Evaluation Working Group Jeff Dowd, US Department of Energy

Scope for International Co-operation Chris Baker, Defra, for the ITFSP

Meeting Energy Efficiency Goals: Enhancing Compliance, Monitoring and Evaluation Mark Ellis, IEA

At their 2005 Gleneagles Summit the G8 leaders asked the IEA to provide advice on a clean, clever and competitive energy future. As part of its response, the IEA is developing in-depth indicators to provide state-of-the-art data and analysis on energy use and efficiency developments, which can better inform policy-making. The new IEA indicator publication, Energy Use in the New Millennium: Trends in IEA countries (to be launched 10 September 2007), examines how changes in energy efficiency and other factors have affected recent trends in energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. The analysis also highlights the need for further work to develop better energy indicators and data across all end-use sectors. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss what new indicators and data are needed to support energy efficiency policy for buildings and appliances and to inform and guide the future development of the IEA’s indicators work in these areas.

Thursday 25th October 2007

Welcome Introduction to G8 Indicators and Energy Efficiency Work Mr. Noé van Hulst, IEA

Workshop Aims

Mr. Peter Taylor, IEA

Session 1: Using Energy Indicators to support Buildings and Appliances Energy Efficiency Policy

Chair: Mr. Noé van Hulst, IEA

National and International Experiences of using Indicators to support the Development and Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Policy; Current Status and Plans for the Future

The IEA’s Energy Indicator Programme

Mr. Peter Taylor and Mr. Michel Francoeur, IEA

The ODYSSEE Indicators Project for the European Union

Mr. Didier Bosseboeuf, ADEME, France

Using Indicators to support National Energy Efficiency Policy: the Case of Canada

Mr. Chuck Spelay, NRCan, Canada


Session 2: Collecting the right Data to support Energy Efficiency Policy

Chair: Mr. Jean-Yves Garnier, IEA

What new Indicators are needed to support Energy Efficiency Policy, what Kinds of Data are currently available and where are the Gaps, who collects which Data and how can such Information be collated for Developing Indicators?

Why do we need new Indicators?

Mr. Mark Ellis and Mr. Jens Laustsen, IEA, France

A National Framework for Data Collection: Example of the United States

Mr. Mark Friedrichs, US Department of Energy, USA

How can Survey Data help with Developing Indicators?

Mr. Anton Eckl, GFK, Germany

WBCSD EEB Buildings Data Initiative

Mr. Kevin Otto, UTC, USA and Mr. Daniel Valery, EDF, France


Session 3: “Macro” Energy Indicators for Buildings

Chair: Nigel Jollands, IEA

Getting an Overview of Building Energy Use and Efficiency; the Problem of the Service Sector

Understanding Energy Use in Households

Mr. Jens Laustsen, IEA

Understanding Energy Use in the Service Sector

Ms. Christine Pout, BRE, United Kingdom

Energy Use in Offices and Schools

Mr. Egil Öfverholm, Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden


Session 4: Developing and using “micro” Indicators for Buildings

Chair: Mr. Jens Laustsen, IEA

Going beyond the Aggregate Picture; the Challenges of Households and Services, new Buildings, existing Buildings, the Complexity of Buildings (Types, Ages, etc.), Indicators for the G8

Work Potential Energy Savings in Danish Buildings

Mr. Morten Tony Hansen, Danish Energy Agency, Denmark

The Role of Long-term Monitoring

Mr. Nigel Isaacs, BRANZ

New Zealand Indicators for the Energy Performance of Buildings

Mr. Randall Bowie, Rockwool International A/S, Denmark

Discussion and Wrap Up

** Friday, 26th October 2007 **

Session 5: Getting a Picture of Appliance Energy Use

Chair: Mr. Mark Ellis, IEA, France

_ Existing Approaches to developing Indicators for major Appliances, monitoring the Impacts of Labels and Standards, International Comparisons._

Indicators to support Market Transformation in large Appliances

Mr. Kevin Lane, UK Market Transformation Programme, United Kingdom

International Trends in Air Conditioning

Mr. Philippe Riviere, ARMINES, Center of Energy and Processes, France

Tracking the Uptake of Efficient Appliances in Denmark

Mr. Richard Schalburg, Danish Energy Association, Denmark


Session 6: Tackling small Appliances

Chair: Mr. Michel Francoeur, IEA, France

How to get a Picture of energy Use outside of the Main Appliances, monitoring Stand-by Power, Data Collection, appropriate Levels of Disaggregation

End-use Metering of 400 Swedish Households

Mr. Peter Bennich, Swedish Energy Agency, Sweden

Analysis of Trends and Policy Impacts in Standby Power

Mr. Kotaro Ohkuni, The Energy Conservation Center, Japan

Tracking the Performance of new Electrical Appliances Mr. Mark Ellis, IEA

Methodological Idea of Energy Efficiency Indicator Regarding Appliances

Mr. Narito Shibaike, Panasonic, Japan

Discussion _ Session 7: Taking Energy Indicators into the Future _

Chair: Mr. Jean-Yves Garnier, IEA

Key Note Address

Mr. Fridtjof Unander, Deputy Executive Director, ENOVA, Norway

A new Framework for Buildings and Appliances Indicators

Mr. Peter Taylor, IEA


All participants

_ Session 8: Conclusions and Recommendations _

Chair: Mr. Jean-Yves Garnier, IEA

End of Workshop

The Secretary for Energy of the Republic of Argentina has initiated, through the National Directorate for Promotion (DNPROM), the Program of Energy Savings and Efficiency (PROENER). This follows from the Secretary’s policy objective of “promoting programs leading to the efficient use of energy and to the development of new and renewable sources of energy”. In this context, the Secretary has kick-started the Project for Energy Efficiency in Argentina, with the support of the World Bank’s Global Environment Fund (GEF).

At the request of the IEA Governing Board, the Standing Group on Long-Term Co-operation (SLT) and the Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT) convened a joint workshop addressing energy efficiency in buildings and drawing on the expertise of the IEA’s Energy-Efficiency and End-Use Working Parties and the IEA’s Implementing Agreements on buildings technology research, development and demonstration. The workshop explored key technology and policy themes relating to energy efficiency in buildings. The workshop’s findings and recommendations contributed to:

  • Preparations for the 2007 IEA Ministerial Meeting;
  • The IEA’s response to its mandate under the G8’s Gleneagles Plan of Action on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development;
  • The orientation and design of policies for energy performance in buildings within IEA member countries;
  • The future direction of IEA buildings-related Implementing Agreements and international buildings research and development efforts; and
  • Potential international initiatives in this general area.

The workshop was co-organised by:

  • International Energy Agency
  • IEA’s Standing Group on Long-Term Co-operation (SLT)
  • IEA’s Committee on Energy Research & Technology (CERT)

Potentials, technologies and indicators for energy efficiency in buildings

Welcome Claude Mandil,

Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Background and expected output

Alicia Mignone, ENEA, Vice Chair, Committee on Energy Research & Technology

G8 Gleneagles Challenge: IEA Work Programme on Buildings

Wolfgang Stinglwagner, Head of Division, Energy Conservation, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft & Technologie, Germany

Recent IEA analyses on efficiency potentials and messages on policies

Paul Waide, Senior Analyst, Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, International Energy Agency

Session 1: The potential to raise energy efficiency of buildings

Chair Neil Hirst, Director, Office of Energy Technology and R&D, International Energy Agency

Potentials in the USA

Ken Mentzer, President and CEO, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, United States

Potentials in Japan

Shuzo Murakami, Professor, Keio Unversity, on behalf of Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport, Japan

Potentials in Europe

Kees Stap, Managing Director, Ecofys, The Netherlands

Session 2: Zero and low energy buildings

Chair Egil Öfverholm, IEA End-Use Working Party Vice Chair for Buildings, Sweden

The role of R&D in the development of energy efficiency

Hans Erhorn, ECBCS IA, Germany

Opportunities and challenges for the private sector in Zero Energy Buildings

Christian Kornevall, Director, Energy Efficiency in Building Projects, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Switzerland

Public policy to encourage low energy buildings

Mark Ginsberg, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, United States Department of Energy

Session 3: Energy performance indicators for buildings

Chair Noé Van Hulst, Director, Long-Term Co-operation and Policy Analysis Office, International Energy Agency

The role of indicators for policy design

Takehiko Matsuo, Counsellor, The Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD, On behalf of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Overview of past work on building energy efficiency indicators

Fridtjof Unander, Deputy Director, ENOVA, Norway

State of the art in analysis of building energy efficiency indicators

Dr. Wolfgang Eichhammer, Deputy Head, Department of Energy Policy and Energy Systems, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

Developing future building energy performance indicators

Jens Laustsen, Building Policy Analyst, Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, International Energy Agency

Economics, barriers and good policy practice of energy-efficiency in buildings

Session 4: The economics of and barriers to building energy-efficiency

Chair Wolfgang Stinglwagner, Chair of IEA Energy Efficiency Working Party, Germany

Societal economic benefits from optimised building energy performance: what’s at stake

Paul Davidson, Building Research Establishment, Vice Chair, IEA Demand Side Management Implementing Agreement, United Kingdom

The economic self-interest of individual actors in the building energy life cycle: understanding the barriers to reaching societal economic optimums

Martin Jakob, Centre for Energy Policy and Economics CEPE, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

What are the barriers to optimised building energy performance in real construction projects?

John Goodall, Director, Technical and Environmental Affairs, European Construction Industry Federation, Belgium

Session 5: Policy best practice Chair Peter Cunz, Chair of IEA End Use Working Party, Switzerland

Opportunities in building energy certification

Paula Rice, Sustainable Energy Ireland, Ireland

Best practice in building codes

David Goldstein, Energy Program Director, Natural Resources Defence Council, United States

Unlocking the potential – how should Government and the private sector work together?

Kurt Emil Eriksen, President, The European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Belgium

Session 6: Policy best practice

Chair Vincent Berrutto, Head of Unit, Intelligent Energy Executive Agency, Belgium

Building energy technology policy

Herbert Greisberger, Director,Ö GUT, Austria

Capacity building and finance

Peter Smith, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, United States

How can governments support improved building energy performance – good practise examples.

Peter Bach, Danish Energy Authority, Denmark

Session 6: Roundtable discussion on issues raised in Day 1 and 2

Chair Paul Waide, Senior Analyst, Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, International Energy Agency