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Article Type: Editorial From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 25, Issue 6
Welcome to another issue of MEQ.
In this editorial I would like to present a new open source interactive tool for identifying the best possible policy scenarios for saving energy in the building sector worldwide, recently launched by the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN). The new tool for “Building Energy Performance Scenarios” (BEPS) enables anyone interested in energy efficiency in buildings to access data and projections and find out where we could be in terms of energy use by 2050 under three different scenarios (deep, moderate and frozen), depending on the ambitiousness of policy decisions and technology choices.
The tool is based on nearly a decade of development by the Central European University, the Global Energy Assessment and the IPCC. It is hoped that the tool will help support ambitious policy action toward the deep scenario, which is the only scenario in which energy demand from buildings is reduced over time.
Details can be seen at: www.gbpn.org/databases-tools/mrv-tool/about
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