benchmarking / common metrics

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The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter carries regular reports of energy policy development and research activities taking place in various countries. It contains updates on ongoing and planned research projects, features new publications and website information, as well as topical articles of a general nature. It is intended for those active in fields relating to operational energy saving for buildings and communities.   The IEA-EBC news Issue 64, November 2016 contains the following articles:  
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

The Green Button initiative is an industry-led effort that responds to a White House call-to-action to provide utility customers with easy and secure access to their energy usage information in a consumer-friendly and computer-friendly format. Customers are able to securely download their own detailed energy usage with a simple click of a literal "Green Button" on electric utilities' websites.  
Post date: 29 Jun 2016
Type: Link

This report, underlines the positive effects of energy benchmarking and transparency policies. Energy benchmarking is the process of measuring a building’s energy use over time. The combination of acquiring benchmarking data and making it publicly available encourages the development of a strong market for building energy efficiency.  
Post date: 25 Jan 2016
Type: Publication

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Post date: 22 Aug 2013
Type: Publication

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Post date: 7 May 2013
Type: Event

Regarding the SBA Core metrics, they are the result of different calculation processes coupling different types of information. Among others, the information required to perform such calculations (Quantity Take Off, gross area, total numbers of building components) already exist, in most cases, in BIM. Therefore, there is an obvious need in trying to link Sustainable tools with BIM. On the other side of the process, after having performed a sustainable analysis, there is also a need to store the result in the BIM in order to share them with other stakeholders.
Post date: 30 Nov 2012
Type: Publication

The document also draws upon the work of ISO and CEN in theInternational Standards arena and other sources, with the following guiding principles as thestarting point.1. Openness & transparency - In developing and applying the framework, there will betransparency. The framework will clearly demonstrate applicability to ensure consistencyand fairness of application2. Consistency - Measurement for the whole building on its site, (but excluding surroundinginfrastructure)
Post date: 30 Nov 2012
Type: Publication

Currently the SBA Common Metrics include the following indicators: • Global Warming Potential (GWP) • Use of non-renewable primary energy • Water consumption • Solid wastes production • Indoor environment quality (IEQ): − Thermal comfort − Indoor air CO2 concentration − Formaldehyde concentration This framework needed to be pilot-tested within assessment systems and in real projects in order to allow the analysis of the feasibility of the indicators, as well as their applicability and comparability, which will finally allow identifying potential improvements to be made and...
Post date: 30 Nov 2012
Type: Publication

Officially launched in 2009 the SB Alliance is gathering international research institutes, certification bodies and other players of the building industry. The research aims at answering the need of the real estate industry for the harmonization of environmental performance metrics. Indeed the existing methods of sustainable building assessment are now widely used but they all have their own criteria, which make them difficult to compare.
Post date: 30 Nov 2012
Type: News