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Monetary Benefits of Ambitious Building Energy Policies

05.11.15 | Rob Conboy

Several recent reports, (McDonald and Laustsen 2013, Ürge-Vorsatz et al. 2011, 2012a, 2012b, Bin and Jun 2012, Næss- Schmidt et al. 2012) have demonstrated the magnitude of energy and emission saving opportunities that can be realized through advanced and accelerated building energy efficiency retrofits and construction of highly efficient buildings. The aim of this report is to quantify the global and regional cost implications of implementing large-scale energy efficiency improvements in buildings as compared with the status-quo under certain scenarios. The scenarios considered in this study (previously defined by Ürge-Vorsatz et al. (2012b) under GBPN’s initiative), focus on the deployment of very advanced (very low energy, passive or nearly zero energy) new construction and retrofits (Deep efficiency scenario), as well as more moderate improvements in building energy performance (Moderate efficiency scenario with less energy saved in retrofits and less ambitious performance levels in new construction).

Monetary Benefits of Ambitious Building Energy Policies

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