Policy Pathways Brief - Building Energy Performance Certification

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Buildings consume more than 40% of primary energy in most countries. Cost-effective policy intervention by governments can substantially reduce this consumption, typically by 30-80%, while simultaneously increasing energy security and improving the health and welfare of building occupants.The International Energy Agency has identified five critical factors to guide policy makers in realising potential savings by certifying the energy performance of buildings to enable informed decisions by purchasers and occupiers.