Research into the effectiveness of building energy certificates.
The European Display Campaign is a voluntary scheme created by Energy Cities to help municipalities demonstrate a commitment to reducing energy consumption of public buildings. The label is similar to that already accepted on European Union electrical appliances. The rating is from A-G with A being most efficient, or preferred. Buildings are rated according to primary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions (mainly Carbon Dioxide) and water consumption. A key part of the rationale for developing the energy display label was to motivate decision makers towards a common approach for European certification for energy performance of non-residential buildings, and engage municipal energy managers and the general public around the subject of energy and buildings. Energy-Cities has produced a number of promotional tools including leaflets, a website and a communication handbook. These are available in 16 languages. Its website provides opportunity for the public to access information about the project. It also has a restricted domain where Energy Cites members can access their display data and generate posters. It performs three functions: a calculation tool, a monitoring and bench marking tool, and a tool to encourage dialogue between decision makers, municipal experts and the general public.
DMU are a partner in the project and are evaluating the success of the campaign.
Thu, 15 Sep 2011
It was a pleasure to be invited by the Institite for Building Efficiency to speak on the challenges of behaviour change with regards to buildings. I've attached my presentation for those interested.
Wed, 24 Aug 2011
See attached for our latest report from the Cyber Display Project - it details our research into the effectiveness of building energy certificates to affect behaviour change and energy consumption in public buildings. You'll find it in the Cyber...