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Modernizing Building Energy Codes to Secure Our Global Energy Future


Webinar: 20 August 2013

Time: 14h30

Joint IEA-UNDP webinar sets out key steps in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

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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.

Panelists:

  • 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