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A Comparative Analysis of Building Energy Efficiency Policies for New Buildings

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Niamh McDonald, Jens Laustsen
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This publication examines building codes to further energy efficiency policy. It compares performance across an extensive range of countries. It accompanies the Global Building Performance Network's Policy Comparative Tool, which encourages international collaboration on efficiency policies. Using 15 criteria to assess building codes, the policy comparison develops a unique scoring matrix for presenting policies and their effectiveness.