Assessment Tool for Building Efficiency Policies

Sectors and Themes
Expertise Level
Resource Type
Guidance and Frameworks
Inputs Needed
Building energy codes and product standards
building efficiency targets
performance information and certifications
finance and incentives
government leadership programs
building owner and occupant actions
developing technical and financial service capacity
utility actions
Outputs Provided
Graphs on importance versus difficulty and current versus desired actions for the topics voted on
Developer or Source
Building Efficiency Initiative

The Assessment Tool for Building Efficiency Policies provides a simple framework to help policymakers get started with designing a policy strategy that will achieve transformation of the built environment.
The tool provides a framework for structuring discussions in a workshop setting with key stakeholders from across the building efficiency market, including government, civil society, and the private sector. Stakeholders that might be involved include local government agencies and bodies, other levels of government where relevant, architecture and engineering firms, energy service companies, manufacturers, energy service providers, financial institutions, real estate management companies, and non-governmental and community organizations. The recommended workshop agenda includes three activities—visioning, assessment, and action planning.