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Author Ries, Charles.
Title Improving the energy performance of buildings : learning from the European Union and Australia / Charles Ries, Joseph Jenkins, Oliver Wise.
Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009.

Author Ries, Charles.
Series Technical report ; TR-728-RER.
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-728-RER.
Subject Buildings -- Energy conservation -- European Union countries.
Buildings -- Energy conservation -- Australia.
Alt Name Jenkins, Joseph, 1985-
Wise, Oliver.
Rand Environment, Energy, and Economic Development (Program)
Description 1 online resource (xv, 43 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-43).
Summary This study examines how policies to increase energy efficiency in buildings in the European Union and Australia have worked and draws implications for the design of similar public policies for the United States. It appears that effective policies to promote energy efficiency can be devised using information disclosure, building codes, financial incentives, and benchmarking. Insights are presented to help designers of analogous U.S. policies.
Contents Introduction -- European approaches -- Australian approaches -- Key issues in buildings energy efficiency program -- Conclusions -- Appendix. List of interviewees.
Cover; Preface; Contents; Figures; Summary; Acronyms; CHAPTER ONE -- Introduction; Total Global and U.S. Energy Demand; Opportunities for Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings; Options for Improving Buildings Sector Efficiency; Barriers to Demand Reduction; Policy Options for Overcoming Barriers; CHAPTER TWO -- European Approaches; Early Approaches; Energy Performance of Buildings Directive; EPBD Recast; CHAPTER THREE -- Australian Approaches; Market-Based Energy Efficient Buildings Policy; Building Codes and Performance Ratings; Disclosure and Energy Audits; Grant and Rebate Programs.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780833048721 (electronic bk.)
0833048724 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 558991468
Additional Format Print version: Ries, Charles. Improving the energy performance of buildings. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009 9780833047878 (DLC) 2009032283 (OCoLC)432595009.

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