Towards an effective energy labelling programme for commercial buildings : A comparative evaluation of the Green Buildings for Africa programme in relation to international experience

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dc.contributor.author Reinink, Marloes Wilhelmina
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-22T09:27:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-22T09:27:39Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-22T09:27:39Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/5901
dc.description.abstract International experience indicates that energy labelling programmes are rapidly evolving as a valuable tool for energy efficiency awareness and practice in the built environment. Four years after the launch of the South African labelling programme, Green Buildings for Africa (GBfA), it became evident that implementation was not successful. This study evaluates the contribution of a range of factors towards the sustained implementation and uptake of energy labelling programmes for commercial buildings based on a comparative appraisal of relevant international case studies and the GBfA. The analytical process is based on three types of energy labelling categories (mandatory energy audit, voluntary energy audit and voluntary benchmarking scheme) and two categories of factors (contextual and programme-specific). The key finding is that government involvement and support is critical, if not a prerequisite, for successful roll-out of an energy labelling programme. Key recommendation is that a local programme be initially based on a voluntary benchmark programme approach. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject energy en
dc.subject energy labelling en
dc.subject Green Buildings for Africa en
dc.subject commercial buildings en
dc.subject energy policy en
dc.subject energy audit en
dc.subject benchmarking en
dc.subject green buildings en
dc.title Towards an effective energy labelling programme for commercial buildings : A comparative evaluation of the Green Buildings for Africa programme in relation to international experience en
dc.type Thesis en


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