Energy efficiency measures: the hidden potential (Energieeffizienzmaßnahmen: das übersehene Potenzial)
Nov 2021 [External reports]
Despite climate change, the issue of energy efficiency is still not a key factor for strategic for strategic decisions. The research project Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency therefore addresses the question of which additional factors can contribute to companies investing in in improving their energy efficiency. A survey defines categories of non-energy-related benefits that contribute to the implementation of energy efficiency measures. (paper in German)
Industrial bakery, chromium plating and building example (part of US DOE presentation)
Jan 2021 [Cases & examples, External reports]
This presentation, given by Dr. Catherine Cooremans at the US DOE Better Buildings webinar on 12 January 2021, outlines the multiple benefits logic and method. Several examples are included, an industrial bakery in Switzerland, renovation and optimization of chromium plating facilities, and renovation of windows and lighting in an office building, which show how the approach identifies and quantifies competitive (non-energy) benefits including: improved employee comfort, process safety, better customer service, employee satisfaction and loyalty, reduced risk (health, legal, commercial), increased operational efficiency, lower costs, and enhanced financial attractiveness.
Building 4 People: Quantifying the benefits of energy renovation investments in schools, offices and hospitals
Nov 2018 [External reports]
The health, well-being and performance of people depend to a significant degree on the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of buildings, given that people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. This study aims to quantify and value the benefits of factors that contribute to indoor environmental quality resulting from energy renovation or construction of high performance buildings.