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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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...