02 Aug '11, 3pm

New Move to Develop Global Standards for Measuring #Energy Use in Buildings - UNEP

New Move to Develop Global Standards for Measuring #Energy Use in Buildings - UNEP

The CCM is specifically designed to measure energy use when a building is operational. In other words, it is not applied to the construction phase. However, given that the day-to-day use of buildings accounts for 80%to 90% of their total energy consumption, the Common Carbon Metric deals with the period in a building's lifespan where the greatest amount of emissions are produced. First launched during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009, UNEP's Common Carbon Metric measures both energy use and greenhouse gas emissions equivalent in buildings per metre squared or per occupant over the course of one year. It contains two approaches: a "top-down" model, which takes measurements from a collection of buildings or a "bottom-up" model, which is applied to an individual building.

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