Policy and Market Macro Modeling Mid-Sized Offices in the GPIC Region

Policy and Market Macro Modeling Mid-Sized Offices in the GPIC Region January 2012 This report describes the methodology developed by the Policy and Market Macro-Modeling working group, the application of which is demonstrated through an analysis of existing Class-A office buildings in the GPIC region. The applied methodology provides estimates of the uptake of energy efficiency measures in those buildings over a 40-year period and the impacts this has on energy consumption. The model allows...
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Drexel University Year 1: GPIC Policy, Markets, and Behavior Reserach

Drexel University Year 1: GPIC Policy, Markets, and Behavior Reserach This report aims to determine policy, market, and behavioral (PMB) barriers that prevent the adoption of energy-efficient building system technologies and how these barriers may be surmounted by modifying the existing financial, policy, and regulatory framework.
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Improved Code Enforcement: A Powerful Policy Tool – Lessons Learned from New York State

Improved Code Enforcement: A Powerful Policy Tool - Lessons Learned from New York State The paper examines the level of effort and amount of funding needed to achieve the 2017 goal and discusses efforts undertaken in other states in the context of the experience of the New York study, which uncovered significant structural problems that create barriers to the market transformation intended by the targeted code compliance initiatives.
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Building Energy Efficiency in Philadelphia: Current Landscape and Recommendations for Increasing Energy Efficiency in Philadelphia’s Housing Stock

Building Energy Efficiency in Philadelphia: Current Landscape and Recommendations for Increasing Energy Efficiency in Philadelphia’s Housing Stock This report is the result of a literature survey and 34 interviews conducted over the summer of 2011 to understand what and how building owners in Philadelphia are investing in energy efficiency. Based on this information, the report recommends how to spur energy upgrades in the residential sector only.
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Greater Energy Savings Through Building Energy Performance Policy: Four Leading Policy And Program Options

Greater Energy Savings Through Building Energy Performance Policy: Four Leading Policy And Program Options Author: The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Many state and local policymakers have enthusiastically supported policies such as energy codes, building audit requirements, and incentives for efficient equipment, as just a few examples. These policies have been established with the intent to make significant improvements to energy efficiency. However, their outcomes are often base...
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