Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET)

Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET)

The Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) is a collaborative platform for countries to research, inform and support the development and implementation of effective building energy efficiency policies, with a core focus on building rating systems and building codes. The policy choices of BEET members can have a large impact on the growing energy consumption as they represent over three-fourths of cumulative global buildings energy savings potential. Read more

Membership

Lead member(s): Australia and the United States.

Participants: Brazil, Canada, China, the European Commission, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET)

Recent developments

Current activities

In 2018, BEET published Zero-Energy Building Definitions and Policy Activity: An International Review (BEET 7), which is expected to be a key reference for future government policy activity in the sector. Zero-energy buildings (ZEBs) generally refer to highly efficient buildings that use renewable technology to produce as much energy as they consume annually. The report: 

  • Provides an overview of relevant definitions covering all types of ZEBs; describes regulatory policies and implementation approaches; and highlights sector-wide market progress. It also summarises lessons learned from IPEEC member countries and other leading national and subnational governments.
  • Offers energy and building policy makers an easy way to better understand and navigate the many definitions on standards for measuring building energy consumption, and thus make the most appropriate policy choices.
  • Emphasises the importance of supporting and incentivising ZEB policies at all levels of government in order to achieve desired growth and progress.

Achievements

During past years, the BEET has:

  • Published a set of reports covering building energy performance metrics, international residential building energy efficiency rating schemes, regulatory policies for existing building energy efficiency renovations, and definitions and policy activity for zero energy buildings (see publications below); and
  • Conducted a training webinar on stakeholder engagement in the adoption and implementation of building energy codes in 2016.

Related publications

BEET 7 Zero Energy Building Definitions and Policy Activity - International review

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BEET 6 Existing Building Energy Efficiency Renovation - International Review

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BEET 5 - International Review of Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Rating Schemes

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