This module covers a wide-range of topics related to energy efficiency in buildings, placing them in the context of the transitions to net zero emissions. Starting from the fundamentals of the energy use in buildings, covering buildings design, technological solutions as well as policies and investment instruments to accelerate energy efficiency in buildings. The module is based on international best-practices and actionable recommendations, including those on how to develop a national roadmap to achieve a net-zero transition for the buildings sector. The module will offer a mix of lectures, discussions and interactive activities for the participants.
Worldwide electricity consumption is expected to grow by 60 percent by 2030, driven in part by the increasing use of equipment, appliances, lighting, and other energy using devices. In the countries with the longest running appliance energy efficiency policies, the policies have contributed to reduction in energy consumption of key appliances by half. This stream aims to prepare participants to successfully advance appliance energy efficiency policy. It does so by introducing the fundamentals to effectively design and implement an energy efficiency policy package integrating regulations, information, and incentives to move appliances towards higher efficiency standards. The stream will offer a mix of lectures, discussions, and interactive activities for the participants. On completion, participants will have a solid understanding of the “big picture” as well as the tools to leverage their own expertise and interest to contribute to advancing energy efficiency in appliances and equipment.
This stream will present the key concepts of the industry energy efficiency policy package: a combination of regulation, information, and incentive measures to unlock energy efficiency benefits in the industry. It will cover the main policies that we believe have had successful results (from energy audits and management systems, to reporting requirements and financial incentives). It will focus specifically on presenting case studies that have followed the ‘policy package’ approach. The week-long training will focus on providing not only theoretical content but will be based on real life examples, case studies and experience sharing. The stream leads will engage as much as possible with the participants and they will be encouraged to interact as much as possible as well.
The transport module focuses on how to achieve improvements in vehicle energy efficiency, with a particular emphasis on the role of fuel economy standards and vehicle electrification. After a scene setting introduction to the topic examining transport energy use and the multiple benefits of action, key aspects covered will relate to regulation, information and incentives. Participants will therefore be provided with the skills and understanding to develop a policy package approach. Case studies will be a core component of the training covering best practice and lessons learnt from on the ground implementation. The module will be dynamic and interactive with many opportunities for discussion and team working.
The indicators and evaluation workstream provides participants with techniques to assess the results of energy efficiency policies and programmes; including a focus on relevant data and indicators and how to use them to feed different stages of the policy cycle, such as understanding policy progress and effectiveness and what can be improved; designing new policies and programmes, or to refining existing ones. The training involves a combination of practical exercises, group work and discussion to explore the principles of monitoring and evaluation techniques and how to implement them. It identifies sources of data to develop energy efficiency indicators, and how to collect data to address evidence gaps.