Energy Efficiency for Buildings

Sector Lead: Brian Dean  

Brian Dean is in the International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficiency Division and supports the Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies programme, where he has provided support to China, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Mexico. Brian also supports IEA’s Policy and Measures database, Building Energy Efficiency Policies database, the Energy Efficiency Market Report, and the development of regional energy efficiency policy recommendations.  Prior to coming to the IEA, Brian was Senior Manager at ICF International and Head of the Energy Efficiency Policy and Analytics team where he supported the development of ENERGY STAR, utility-based energy efficiency programs, IECC building energy codes and US energy demonstration projects. Brian has education in engineering, architecture and political science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This course covers a wide-range of topics related to energy efficiency in buildings – from indicators and financing, to proven-practice policies for new buildings and those undergoing renovation. Through case studies, group work and team discussions, the participants explore barriers to scaling up energy efficiency and the policy and technology options for overcoming those barriers.

This course is aimed at professionals whose background or current/future job directly relates to energy efficiency in buildings. 

Topics covered in the course:

  • Good-practice energy efficiency policies for buildings
  • Tracking progress with energy efficiency in buildings and assessing impacts
  • Financial mechanisms for implementing energy efficiency in buildings
  • Energy management, strategies and targets
  • Building codes and policies to promote low-energy buildings
  • Modelling and tools
  • Site visit