Research on the development of main policy instruments for improving building energy-efficiency

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1789-1803
Journal / PublicationJournal of Cleaner Production
Issue number2
Online published3 Jul 2015
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2016


Policy instrument is the key to drive improving energy-efficiency in building sectors. This paper presents the current development of BEE policy instruments by examining their practices in seven selected countries and regions. These policy instruments are classified into three groups: the mandatory administration instrument, the economic incentive instrument, and the voluntary scheme instrument. The developments of the three types of instruments are analyzed among the selected countries and regions from the perspectives of the number of policy instruments developed, the development trend and the experiences gained in developing these instruments. The study shows that different countries have made good progress in achieving better building energy-efficiency through adopting different type of policy instruments. The research reveals various experiences gained in the process of developing and implementing BEE policy instruments from various countries.

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  • Building energy-efficiency (BEE), Policy instrument, Mandatory administration, Economic incentive, Voluntary scheme, Comprehensive analysis