The Policy Comparative Tool enables you to compare the world's best practice policies for new buildings (residential and commercial). This tool reviews 25 state of the art building energy efficiency codes using 15 criteria developed with some of the world's leading experts in the field.
How to use it?
Each icon represents a building code. Each segment of the icon represents one of the 15 criteria for assessing the dynamic nature of the building code.
Select and deselect the criteria of your interest.
The size of each segment will reflect the score that has been awarded to that criterion. Hover over each icon to see the full score awarded to that building code for all criteria.
You can sort building codes alphabetically or by score.
Why a Building Energy Performance Codes Comparative Tool?
Comparing codes can assist policy makers to understand the mechanisms behind dynamic building codes. Comparison can also help to illustrate the areas in which certain codes perform well and where others can improve by learning from the best. By understanding how jurisdictions have designed and implemented best practice codes and supporting packages, policy makers can use this information to strengthen the future design of dynamic policies taking implementation and evaluation into consideration.
It has been agreed through an expert consensus process managed by the GBPN that a number of key elements define "best practice" building energy efficiency codes and supporting programmes: a holistic approach, a dynamic process in terms of regular updates and future zero energy targets, strong enforcement system and policies that support the code, technical element, and overall energy performance. Based on these five key themes, a detailed set of criteria has been developed to facilitate the rigorous assessment of each of the codes and the supporting policies.
For further information, check GBPN Report, Developing Dynamic Building Energy Efficiency Codes - learning from best practices around the world, February 2013.