Webinar #3: How to Save Energy Using Renovation Policy Measures - The Role of Labelling & Certification Schemes in Renovation Policy Packages - Key Lessons from Global Best Practices

Start/Stop Date:
18 Sep 2014
Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center
Webinar 3.00 pm CEST
Focus Areas:
Renovation policy measures in buildings
Type of Event:

GBPN webinar # 3

This is the third webinar in the GBPN series called “How to Save Energy Using Renovation Policy Measures” exploring “how to” implement a successful policy package that targets energy renovations for residential buildings. The series is based on the findings from the recently launched Policy Tool for Renovation.


Webinar #3 will discuss the importance of labelling and certification schemes in renovation strategies that target energy consumption reductions.

Labelling and certification schemes are informative instruments that provide decision-makers with relevant information on specific building typology and allow for a comparison of the building stock. They evoke demand for and awareness of efficiency in buildings and can be used as part of an enforcement regime. However, for labelling and certification schemes to be robust they need to be accompanied with by strong complementary mechanisms such as assessment procedures (audits), training and education programmes for assessors and technology and administrative support. How can certification schemes drive energy renovations in a jurisdiction and what is the right combination of measures that can support them?  

This webinar invites best practice jurisdictions to present their story on how to implement a successful labelling and certification scheme as part of a renovation strategy, with the aim of helping other jurisdictions to learn from their experiences.


Opening & Introduction
Sophie Shnapp, Policy Analyst, Global Buildings Performance Network

The importance of Labelling and Certification Schemes in Europe
Adrian Joyce, Secretary General, EuroACE

Case Studies:
United Kingdom: Roger Hitchin, Consultant and part time Associate with the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE)
New York: Stacy Lee, Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office
Ireland: Chris Hughes, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)


Webinar organised in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center

Webinar #4 will further explore the role of specific best practice elements of a policy package in driving energy renovations by fosucing on therole of financial and economic instruments. Agenda to be available shortly.