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TitleCost-effective energy and carbon emissions optimization in building renovation (Annex 56): guidebook for policy makers
Author(s)Almeida, Manuela Guedes de
Ferreira, Marco António Pedrosa Santos
Rodrigues, Ana
Baptista, Nuno
International Energy Agency. Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme
KeywordsBuilding renovation
Carbon emissions optimization
Energy efficiency
Energy policy
Issue dateOct-2017
PublisherUniversidade do Minho
CitationAlmeida Manuela G., Ferreira M., Rodrigues A., Baptista N. Guidebook for Policy Makers on Cost-Effective Energy and Carbon Emissions Optimization in Building Renovation, Annex 56, Vol. 1, pp. 42, 978-989-99799-8-7, 2017
Abstract(s)Energy is crucial to the wellbeing and development of nowadays society and will remain important for the foreseeable future. With respect to the type and quantity of energy consumed, significant changes are ongoing and further major changes can be expected in the near future. There are also various policy objectives that shape energy policy, depending on the country context. Among these objectives, the following can be highlighted: minimizing any adverse effects on the climate and on the environment; providing energy access to all; securing energy supply; reducing dependence on energy imports; looking for new energy sources, routes and suppliers that offer local economic benefits; reducing local environmental pollution; driving job creation; achieving low energy costs for society. Key strategic elements to reach such objectives are in particular the gradual transformation of the energy systems from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the increase of the efficiency of the energy systems, the reduction of energy use by consumers, the creation of fully integrated energy markets and the removal of unnecessary regulatory or technical barriers. The information provided in this guidebook aims to contribute to the reaching of the above-mentioned policy objectives. The guidebook is based on the results of a research project carried out within the IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme (EBC) called "Cost-Effective Energy and Carbon Emissions Optimization in Building Renovation (Annex 56)". The guidebook was compiled to raise awareness among the players that can influence policies and standard definition and to engage them in the subjects of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in the context of building renovation. Existing buildings present a tremendous potential, not only to reduce energy use and emissions, but also on other areas of the political agenda. It is the objective of this guidebook to highlight how energy related building renovation is a policy tool to achieve broad benefits to society.
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