Policy-makers, practitioners, industry and researchers from all over the world will be able to access this database and look at effective policies which are being implemented. These policies include:
- Buildings Energy Codes, including minimum energy performance requirements that focus on achieving Zero Energy Buildings;
- Buildings Energy Labels which increase awareness about energy consumption in the buildings sector; and
- Incentives schemes for training, technical assistance and raising awareness
The database is a collaborative effort between the IEA secretariat, governmental representatives, researchers and experts from the participating countries. So far, the database includes information from IEA member countries as well as China, India, Tunisia, South Africa and Russia. The IEA secretariat welcomes countries all over the world to submit information on their buildings energy efficiency policies to be included in the database. All interested parties should contact the IEA at firstname.lastname@example.org.