Energy Efficiency Requirements in Building Codes: Energy Efficiency Policies for New Buildings


International Energy Agency
Jens Laustsen
1 March 2008

The objective of this report is to describe and analyse current approaches to include energy efficiency provisions in new building codes. Based on this analysis, the paper enumerates policy recommendations for enhancing how energy efficiency is addressed in building codes and other policies for new buildings. This paper forms part of the Internal Energy Agency's work for the Group of Eight (G8) Gleneagles Plan of Action.