Webinar: The Role of Labelling and Certification Schemes
in Renovation Policy Packages
18 September 2014, 3:00 p.m CEST
The GBPN is hosting a series of four webinars on “how to” implement a successful policy package that targets energy renovations for residential buildings based on the findings from the recently launched Policy Tool for Renovation. This tool allows a comparison and analysis of twelve best practice renovation policy packages for residential buildings in Europe and the United States, using fourteen criteria that define a “state of the art” policy package.
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 by strong complementary mechanisms such as assessment procedures (audits), training and educational programmes for assessors and technology and administrative support. How can certification schemes drive energy renovations in jurisdiction and what is the right combination of measures that can support them?
This webinar organised in partnership with the Clean Energy Solutions Center 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
Roger Hitchin, Consultant and part time Associate with the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE)
Stacy Lee, Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office
Chris Hughes, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)