This is the final report for Phase 2 of the APEC Cooperative Energy Efficiency Design for Sustainability (CEEDS) project, organized by the Asia Pacific Economic Research Centre (APERC). Phase 2 of CEEDS is focused on building energy codes and energy labeling for construction materials and whole buildings. Building energy codes are among the high-performance policies identified as having potential to help APEC economies achieve the energy savings goals adopted by APEC leaders in 2007.
Key findings on building codes and labeling. In terms of the potential for building code programs to help APEC economies achieve their energy savings goals, an APERC analysis found that applying state-of-the-art building energy codes to four major building – and just in urban areas – would have the potential to save up to 2,300 Mtoe cumulatively by 2030, for six APEC economies that participated in CEEDS Phase 2. This represents 3 to 11 percent of those economies’ projected residential and commercial sector energy use in 2030.