IEA EBC Building Energy Codes Working Group

Overview It is widely recognized that building energy codes (also known as building energy standards) are an effective policy tool for improving the energy efficiency of buildings, residential and commercial alike. However, even in communities and other jurisdictions with extensive history in this area, building energy codes are facing key issues, including: A need for faster and easier methods to …

Best Available Technologies in the U.S. Buildings Sector

In 2016, buildings accounted for about 40% of total U.S. energy consumption, while globally it was about one-third. There is the significant untapped potential in the buildings sector to cut its energy use. Both U.S. residential and commercial buildings could decrease their energy consumption by half just by using commercially available energy-efficienttechnologies. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored the …

Second Generation Model (SGM)

SGM is now Phoenix. The information below may be out of date. Please update your bookmarks to http://www.globalchange.umd.edu/models/phoenix/. ————————————————————————————————- Model Name and Version: Second Generation Model (2002a)   Model Type: Set of 14 multi-sector regional CGE models.  Regional models may be run independently or as a system for international trade in emissions permits.  Regional models are dynamic-recursive, with a time frame …

Publications

JGCRI PUBLICATIONS 2022 Fiscal Year Gough, Christopher M., Gil Bohrer, Brady S. Hardiman, Lucas E. Nave, Christoph S. Vogel, Jeff W. Atkins, Ben Bond‐Lamberty, et al. “Disturbance‐accelerated Succession Increases the Production of a Temperate Forest.” Ecological Applications 31, no. 7 (October 2021). https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2417 . Jian, Jinshi, Ben Bond‐Lamberty, Dalei Hao, Benjamin N. Sulman, Kaizad F. Patel, Jianqiu Zheng, Kalyn Dorheim, et …